Prop betting advice for Game 6 of the NBA Finals
We may not see a Game 7 of the NBA Finals, but it's been fun so far. And if the Milwaukee Bucks indeed emerge victorious, it will be not only because of superstars like Giannis Antetokounmpo, but role players such as Pat Connaughton.
BetOnline offers you several dimensions with which to enjoy the game. One of those involves player props, and we take a look at a few of them in preparation for Tuesday's Game 6 against the Phoenix Suns, which tips off at 9:05 PM ET at the Fiserv Forum.
PAT CONNAUGHTON OVER 15.5 POINTS + REBOUNDS + ASSISTS (-108)
Connaughton has actually played more minutes in this series than Brook Lopez, and it has obviously been for good reason. While the Bucks have shot 68% at the rim, Connaughton is the guy who gives them the opportunity to stretch the defense on a club where there has been a shortage of people who are scary from the outside.
Connaughton has hit half of his triples (15 of 30). And on top of that, he has averaged 5.4 rebounds per game during this NBA Finals series. His numbers over this five-game stretch are right in line with what the number here is suggesting. He has become the major weapon off the bench, and his Offensive Rating of 147 is the highest of any player in this series with more than one minute of time on the floor.
GIANNIS AT LEAST 20 REBOUNDS + ASSISTS (+102)
When you look at the Bucks and when they seem to play the best, it's when they are able to achieve some balance in the scoring end. So, for instance, it is not imperative that Giannis hits 40 points. In Game 5, he had 32, but Khris Middleton had 29 and Jrue Holiday 27, showing that it is not a bad idea if the ball get spread around a bit.
Look at the Usage figures. You might think that it would be a little one-sided. But actually, Giannis leads the Bucks with 29.9%, but Middleton is right up there with 26.9% and Holiday with 22.1%. Even Brook Lopez has a Usage rate over 20%. So really, it could be any of these players sharing in the scoring load.
BetOnline patrons should know that Giannis is going to get his rebounds. He is by far the top offensive rebounder in this series, and the Suns can put up their "wall' against him, but that could well result in them getting into foul trouble. As the guy who also has the second best defensive rebounding percentage in the NBA Finals and has a 28-8 assist-turnover ratio, this guy has all the bases covered.
DEVIN BOOKER OVER 32.5 POINTS (-114)
This is dictated by the circumstances more than anything else. One can not see the Bucks really changing their defensive strategy, which is to be all over Chris Paul to the extent that it takes the Phoenix out of the kind of rhythm that made it effective during the regular season, when they were third best in the NBA in assists per game and fourth best in turnover percentage.
So what happens to the runoff? Well, it goes to Booker, who is ready and willing to shoot at every opportunity. Booker has an 18-13 ratio of assists to turnovers, and has taken almost as many shots as Paul and DeAndre Ayton combined. When you see a guy with a Usage figure of 43.1%, you know something's wrong, because it usually means the other four players are standing around watching a guy play one-on-one.
He'll be bombs away in the do-or-die situation as well. What he has going in his favor is that he is 25 of 29 from the line (86.2%). So he won't leave a lot of points on the table that way. Please understand that just because he eclipses this posted number, it doesn't necessarily mean that's good for the Suns.
It just is what it is.
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