3 Best Prop Bets for Knicks vs Cavaliers NBA Game 2 on April 18 (Donovan Mitchell Makes a Statement)

3 Best Prop Bets for Knicks vs Cavaliers NBA Game 2 on April 18 (Donovan Mitchell Makes a Statement)


Tuesday's slate of NBA postseason games includes a Game 2 between the New York Knicks and Cleveland Cavaliers. FanDuel Sportsbook's latest odds list the Cavaliers as the 5.5-point home favorite with the projected total set at 214.

Here's three of the best prop bets for the Knicks vs Cavs game, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.

Knicks vs Cavaliers Player Props

1. Bet: RJ Barrett Over 1.5 Made Threes (+120)

RJ Barrett has been hot or cold all season, and when it comes to shooting from behind the arc, things haven't looked great as of late. He was 1-for-5 from downtown in Game 1, but things could change in Game 2. Josh Hart is listed as doubtful, and if he does play he's expected to be limited. This should open up more minutes for Barrett and more opportunities on the perimeter. He averaged 2.5 made threes per game against the Cavaliers during the regular season, and now we can get over 1.5 threes at plus money.

2. Donovan Mitchell Over 32.5 Points (-102)

The Cavs' season could theoretically be on the line in Game 2. No, they won't be going home with a loss, but they would be going to Madison Square Garden for two games, down 2-0 in the series, and that's not a recipe for success. This is a game Mitchell could take over. He had 38 points in Game 1, clearing this over with ease. With Josh Hart out or limited, that's another veteran and athletic wing defender the Knicks won't be able to throw at Mitchell. He has always been someone that rises to the occasion, and Mitchell has another chance to prove why the Cavs gave up such a massive package to acquire him this offseason.

3. Immanuel Quickley Over 14.5 Points + Assists (-125)

Immanuel Quickley has become a vital part of this Knicks' offense, and their biggest sparkplug off the bench. In fact, he's many NBA experts' pick to win the 6th Man of the Year Award. He threw up a bit of a dud in Game 1, but he didn't hit a single field goal, and that's not something I expect to happen in back-to-back games. Quickley hit this over in his two previous games against the Cavs prior to Game 1. With Hart potentially sidelined, it will open up more opportunities for Quickley on that second unit and probably more minutes down the stretch of the game. His season averages blow this total out of the water at 18.3 (points + assists). The Knicks need him to have a bounce-back game if they want to have a chance at winning this one, I expect Quickley to deliver.

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