Friday’s NBA Player Props and Same-Game Parlays: Splash Brothers Lead Closeout Game

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Warriors' Splash Brothers are a play to consider in NBA player props in a potential series-clinching game (Photo by Ringo Chiu/Zuma Press/Icon Sportswire)

The Milwaukee Bucks and Golden State Warriors each get the pleasure of trying to win their respective conference semifinal series in front of their home crowd Friday night. The Boston Celtics and Memphis Grizzlies are forced to play a tough game of catch-up, entering hostile territory down 3-2.

We’ve come up with a few player props worth considering among your wagers for this two-game NBA Playoffs slate, as well as a same-game parlay that could turn into a steak dinner. You can find props on various sportsbooks apps, with DraftKings and FanDuel among the shops offering large selections.

Celtics vs. Bucks Game 6 Odds (MIL Leads 3-2)

 Milwaukee is a slight favorite to win Game 6 at home.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo hit a clutch three-pointer while having a severed eyelid in the waning moments of Game 5. His stellar night ended with 40 points on 59.3% shooting and 11 rebounds.

Jrue Holiday (24 points) put his defensive prowess on full display by stuffing and stripping Marcus Smart on back-to-back defensive possessions in the game’s final 10 seconds, capping off a 14-point fourth-quarter comeback to take a 3-2 series lead.

Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown combined for 60 points, while the rest of the Boston squad managed just 47.

Celtics vs. Bucks Game 6 Player Props

Brook Lopez ‘Under’ 0.5 Threes (-148, FanDuel)

The last time “Brick” Lopez made a shot from beyond the arc was in Game 3 of the Chicago series. Since then, he has missed all seven of his three-ball attempts. His seven-game streak without a made three is his longest since the 2015-16 season, when he rarely shot threes.

The price for this prop increases slightly by the game, but it’s becoming a virtual lock.

Grizzlies vs. Warriors Game 6 Odds (GSW Leads 3-2)

Oddsmakers respect the Warriors at home, listing the Dubs as heavy favorites to finish the deal in Game 6.

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No Ja Morant, no problem. The Grizzlies looked elimination right in the eye and said “not today,” as they beat the brakes off the Warriors 134-95 in Game 5 to bring the series to 3-2.

The Warriors couldn’t wait to get out of Memphis last Wednesday, benching their starters late into the third quarter after being down by as much as 55 points. Lucky for them, Game 6 is at their very own Chase Center, where they’ve won five straight playoff games and their last seven overall.

Grizzlies vs. Warriors Game 6 Player Props

Steph Curry ‘Over’ 27.5 Points (-110, DraftKings)

Steph Curry has to make amends after that “Whoop That Trick” debacle in Game 6, and he has a great opportunity to do exactly that at home in the next game.

His 14 points in Game 5 are not a good look, but keep in mind he played just 25 minutes. You can expect him to play more minutes in Game 6.

Curry has logged 30-plus minutes in seven games in these playoffs, averaging 29 points per game over that span and tallying 28-plus points in four of them. He fell a point short of hitting 28 points in two other contests.

Klay Thompson ‘Over’ 21.5 Points (-106, FanDuel)

You’ve heard of “Hoodie Melo,” right? Maybe even “Jersey-biting Kobe” or “Masked LeBron.” Well, “Game 6 Klay” is as real and scary as any other basketball alter ego you may know and revere.

Thompson takes his game to a superstar level in Game 6s. In his last six Game 6s, the Warriors shooting guard averaged 27.8 points and 5.8 threes per game on a ridiculous 53.8% shooting from downtown.

After admittedly calling the Warriors’ Game 5 loss “embarrassing,” he’s going to go into the next game angry and with malicious intent.

Same-Game Parlay

Steph Curry 30+ Points; Steph Curry 3+ Threes; Klay Thompson 25+ Points; Warriors ML (+650, DraftKings)

Dub Nation, stand up! We’re backing the Splash Bros and the Warriors overall with a high-reward SGP.

Curry has five 30-pieces in these playoffs, four of which came when he played at least 34 minutes. He has also hit three-plus three-pointers in every game but one.

Thompson has yet to pop off as a scorer against Memphis, but now might be the perfect time with Game 6 up next. He racked up 25-plus points in five of his last six Game 6s. Game 6 Klay is real, and we should all be ready for it.

Quick disclaimer: Bettors should be aware a sportsbook has a greater edge with SGPs than with straight bets. Still, SGPs can make for fun sweats, and when you hit one, it’ll be oh so sweet.

Also read: Warriors-Grizzlies series odds and props | Bucks vs. Celtics series odds | NBA Finals odds

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