3 Best Prop Bets for Lakers vs Nuggets NBA Playoffs Game 2 on May 18 (Davis Dominates in Denver)

3 Best Prop Bets for Lakers vs Nuggets NBA Playoffs Game 2 on May 18 (Davis Dominates in Denver)


Thursday's slate of NBA postseason games includes a Game 2 between the Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Lakers. FanDuel Sportsbook's latest NBA odds list the Nuggets as 5.5-point home favorites with the projected total set at 226.5.

Here are three of the best NBA player prop bets for the Lakers-Nuggets game, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.

Lakers vs Nuggets Player Props

1. Anthony Davis — Points: Over 25.5 (-106)

The Nuggets had no way of slowing down Anthony Davis in Game 1. The talented big man finished with 40 points on 60.9% shooting while going 11-of-11 from the free-throw line. Nikola Jokic is one of the best centers in the game, but it's clear that he doesn't have the defensive skills to stop Davis. With the Lakers looking to avoid an 0-2 deficit, I see the former Kentucky product stepping up again. After all, Davis is averaging 26.5 PPG in his last eight matchups with the Nuggets where he's played at least 30 minutes.

2. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope — Threes Made: Over 1.5 (-111)

The Nuggets were money from downtown in the opening contests, shooting 46.9% (15-of-32) from the three-point line. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was one contributor behind that success, finishing with a trio of threes on eight attempts. In other words, hitting the Over on this prop shouldn't be an issue. Caldwell-Pope has tallied multiple three-pointers in four of his last seven games, shooting 13-of-32 (40.6%) from beyond the arc in that span. With the Lakers allowing an average of 13.7 threes over their past three games, KCP should have more than enough opportunities to make good on this prop.

3. Nikola Jokic — Assists: Over 10.5 (-102)

To no one's surprise, Nikola Jokic put on a playmaking clinic Tuesday night, racking up 14 assists up and down the court. The Serbian superstar has now finished with 11-plus assists seven times this postseason — including in each of his last five games, averaging 13.2 APG during that stretch. If that isn't impressive enough, Jokic has 30 total assists in his last two games against the Lakers. Considering how wide-open Los Angeles left some of Denver's shooters in Game 1, I won't be shocked if Jokic continues to rack up his assist totals.

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