3 Best Prop Bets for Heat vs Knicks NBA Playoffs Game 5 on May 10 (Brunson and Randle Help Force Game 6 in Miami)

3 Best Prop Bets for Heat vs Knicks NBA Playoffs Game 5 on May 10 (Brunson and Randle Help Force Game 6 in Miami)


Wednesday's NBA Playoffs slate includes an exciting Game 5 matchup between the Miami Heat and the New York Knicks. The Heat took care of business at home in Games 3 and 4 and now head back to Madison Square Garden with a 3-1 series lead.

Here are three of the best prop bets for Heat-Knicks Game 5, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.

Knicks vs Heat Game 5 Player Props

1. Jalen Brunson Top Points Scorer (+220)

Jalen Brunson has carried the Knicks all season, and that has translated into the playoffs. In two of the four games thus far, Brunson was the top points scorer. In one of the other two games he wasn't, he missed that distinction by a single point, and in the other remaining game, he played his least amount of minutes this series. This is an elimination game, at the World's Most Famous Arena. Don't expect a player with the makeup of Brunson to disappear when the lights are the brightest. He never has before.

2. Julius Randle Over 9.5 Rebounds (+106)

Julius Randle's effort in Game 5, along with most of the Knicks roster, was embarrassing. And I'm sure Randle has heard it from every angle inside and outside the locker room since Monday night. Randle can be a warrior when he's focused, though. I expect him to knock his mind back into the right place for Game 5 back at home. He'll need to if the Knicks want any hope of getting on a plane back to Miami for a basketball game rather than a vacation. Randle was a monster on the boards in Games 2 and 3, going for 12 and 14 rebounds in those games, respectively. He missed this over by just 1 rebound in Game 4. Even if Randle's offensive woes continue, expect him to rectify one of the main things he can control – his effort.

3. Jimmy Butler to Record 2+ Steals (-110)

Jimmy Butler has always been known for his defensive prowess and he's developed into one of the best two-way players in the NBA. In the three games so far in this series, he's had two steals in two of those games. The one game he didn't was the lone game he played under 40 minutes (36), compared to 43 and 42 in the other two games. Butler also had at least two steals in four of his five games against the Milwaukee Bucks in the first-round series. In total, Butler has reached this mark now in six of his eight playoff games. With elimination on the line for the Knicks and the chance to quiet the Garden crowd, expect Butler to be on his game on both ends of the floor.

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