Wednesday NBA Player Props: Giannis, Curry Point Totals In Focus Ahead Of Closeout Playoff Games is an independent sports news and information service. has partnerships with some of the top legal and licensed sportsbook companies in the US. When you claim a bonus offer or promotion through a link on this site, Gaming Today may receive referral compensation from the sportsbook company. Although the relationships we have with sportsbook companies may influence the order in which we place companies on the site, all reviews, recommendations, and opinions are wholly our own. They are the recommendations from our authors and contributors who are avid sports fans themselves.

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We have a lean on Giannis' point total for Wednesday NBA player props (Photo by Melissa Tamez/Icon Sportswire)

Wednesday’s two-game slate of NBA playoff games features a pair of teams in position to close out their series. The Milwaukee Bucks and Golden State Warriors hold 3-1 series leads over the Chicago Bulls and Denver Nuggets, respectively, and are both heavy favorites at sportsbooks to finish off their opponents and move on to the conference semifinals. Here we look at NBA player props offered at DraftKings and FanDuel.

Player Props for Wednesday’s NBA Playoffs

Bulls vs. Bucks Player Props

Giannis Antetokounmpo Under 33.5 Points (-110, DraftKings)

Giannis and Co. are in a good spot, heading home to Milwaukee with a chance to finish off the Bulls. While Giannis will continue to dominate usage, he’s averaging a modest 18.3 shots per game in this series. That total climbs to 20.3 if you forgive his 12-shot Game 3 in which the Bucks won by 30. The issue with betting on a gaudy scoring total from Giannis is his overwhelming reliance on two-point shots. He’s shooting 2-for-12 from beyond the arc and 65.2% from the charity stripe.

Giannis may stack his plate higher in a closeout spot, but he’s distributed seven-plus assists in his last three games. So, while he may attempt an extra shot or two, it’s not a bad idea to bet on a balanced performance as opposed to monster scoring output.

DeMar DeRozan Under 29.5 Points (-114, FanDuel)

Our reasons for the ‘under’ in this spot for DeRozan are similar to why we’re leaning ‘under’ on points for Antetokounmpo. DeRozan is 0-for-9 from three-point range this series, and he’s struggled with his efficiency on two-point attempts (40%).

It’s just going to take so many shots and so much effort for DeRozan to reach 30 points. He will likely see a large volume of attempts, but it may not be enough with the way the Bucks have been able to harass him. Odds are against another performance on par with Game 2, in which DeRozan went off for 41 points.

Nuggets vs. Warriors Player Props

Stephen Curry Over 27.5 Points (-110, FanDuel)

The Warriors have gradually ramped up Curry’s playing time following his return from a lengthy absence to conclude the regular season. His minutes have increased in each game, and his shot attempts have been on an upward trajectory as well. All the while he’s dominated usage when on the floor.

We like the ‘over’ in Wednesday’s Game 5, given Curry’s efficiency and proficiency from all scoring areas and his increasing minutes. It’s not unreasonable to expect him to come out hunting his shot a little bit more as he does his part to eliminate the Nuggets.

Also read: Odds to win NBA Championship | Celtics Open As Series Favorites vs. Bucks

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Craig Williams

Craig Williams

Craig Williams is a Charlotte-based writer for Gaming Today, who has worked professionally in the gaming, fantasy sports, and sports business industries. He’s an avid fantasy football player, managing over 100 leagues across multiple formats. When he’s not pouring over Vegas odds and statistics, he’s indulging in soccer and enjoys anything from LigaMX to Champions League.

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