NBA Player Props, Same-Game Parlays: Two Playoff Series All Square Entering Game 3

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The NBA playoffs slide into the weekend with a great slate of action for Saturday’s games.

The playoffs also bring along NBA player props and same-game parlays that’ll keep bettors and fans engaged in the action. 

The Milwaukee Bucks and Golden State Warriors can use a change of scenery after dropping their respective Game 2 contests on the road. As for the Boston Celtics and Memphis Grizzlies, they will look to build on their momentum through foreign territory.

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Those looking to place a wager (or two, or many) can do so through several quality sportsbooks. There are tons of NBA player props available and I’ll break down where to find the betting value.

Celtics vs. Bucks Game 3 Odds (Series Tied 1-1)

After a cold shooting night in Game 1 (12 points on 30.8 percent shooting), Jaylen Brown bounced back in a major way by chalking up a game-leading 30 points (on 60.1 percent shooting) in Game 2 to help Boston even up the series at one game apiece. Milwaukee completely lost their three-point mojo in Game 2, hitting just three shots total from the outside as a unit, which tied their fewest in a game since April, 2017.

The Bucks (priced between -125 and -130 on the moneyline) will now travel to their home court for Game 3, where they hope their threes will start to fall. Meanwhile, the Celtics (priced between +105 and +110), are likely to welcome Marcus Smart back into the lineup for their date in Milwaukee. The game’s spread hovers between 1.5 and 2 points in favor of the Bucks.

Celtics vs. Bucks Game 3 Player Props

Giannis Antetokounmpo Under 0.5 Threes (+105, DraftKings)

Giannis has never really been an efficient distance shooter, but in these playoffs, he’s been beyond awful. He’s hitting the three ball at a 15.8 percent clip across seven games. There has been a zero under the “threes made” column in four of his seven games.

The Celtics have made it extremely tough for the “Greek Freak” to find a rhythm offensively, particularly from deep. He’s attempted six three-pointers in the series, finding success just once.

Giannis’ three-point struggles against Boston aren’t a new trend either. The Milwaukee power forward shot nine threes over three games versus Boston in the regular season, and he missed all nine.

Brook Lopez ‘Under’ 9.5 Points (+100, DraftKings)

Contrary to his 7-foot stature, Brook Lopez has come up very small against Boston. After averaging 13.2 points per game in the Chicago series, Lopez has totaled just eight points in this series.

Lopez’s massive drop in points can be attributed to his role on the team. The Bucks already have the likes of Giannis and Bobby Portis as interior scoring options, who have both been much more trusted than Lopez. It’ll be hard for “Bropez” to put up enough shots (nine total shots in series so far) to hit double-digit points when he’s at the tail end of the team’s big man rotation.

Grizzlies vs. Warriors Game 3 Odds (Series Tied 1-1)

Ja Morant has come into his own in these playoffs, and was nothing short of sensational in Game 2.

In a series-tying win over the Warriors, the All-Star guard erupted for 47 points, eight boards, eight assists,  five three-pointers, 12 of 13 free throws made, and hit clutch shot after clutch shot in a do-it-all performance.

The series is now in the Bay Area for Game 3, with the home team (priced between -270 and -305) listed as a 6.5- to 7-point favorite over Memphis (priced between +220 and +240).

Grizzlies vs. Warriors Game 3 Player Props

H2H Assists: Ja Morant More Assists vs. Draymond Green (-195, DraftKings)

Here’s a stat that will display the playmaking abilities of Green and Morant: Green’s highest assist total in a game in the series has been seven, while Morant’s lowest of the entire playoffs has been eight. When one player’s floor is higher than another player’s ceiling, it’s a great sign to bet on the former. 

Same-Game Parlay

Morant ‘Over’ 30.5 Points; Morant 2+ Threes; Morant 7+ Rebounds; Morant 8+ Assists; Morant 1+ Steals (+500, DraftKings)

Morant is having too much fun playing basketball right now, dancing on the court after seeing his team make plays and win games. His joy for the game has translated into having a very high floor across many different statistical categories. I suggest you follow this Ja Morant-edition SGP that’ll deal a nice payout.

Morant has scored 34 and 47 points in the series’ opening two games. 

He has knocked down nine three-pointers in the series’ two games.

He has pulled down eight-plus rebounds in each of his last seven games.

He has dished out eight-plus assists in every single game of this year’s playoffs.

He has stolen the ball one-plus times in every single game of this year’s playoffs.

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Cyrus Eshaghoff

Cyrus Eshaghoff

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Cyrus Eshaghoff is a New York-based sports writer. Whether it's heated debates or uncovering statistical insights, he loves discussing sports. Check out his Twitter account (@CyrusEshaghoff).

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