3 Best Prop Bets for Cavaliers vs Knicks NBA Game 3 on April 21 (Donovan Mitchell Thrives Under MSG Spotlight)

Best Cleveland Cavaliers vs New York Knicks prop bets for NBA Playoffs Game 3 on Friday, April 21, 2023.
Best Cleveland Cavaliers vs New York Knicks prop bets for NBA Playoffs Game 3 on Friday, April 21, 2023. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Friday's slate of NBA postseason games includes a Game 3 between the Cleveland Cavaliers and New York Knicks. FanDuel Sportsbook's latest NBA odds list the Knicks as 1.5-point home favorites with the projected total set at 211.

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

Cavaliers vs Knicks Player Props

1. Donovan Mitchell — Points: Over 29.5 (-113)

Despite the loss, the Knicks found a way to shut down Donovan Mitchell in Game 2, holding him to just 17 points. That said, Mitchell's quiet night was an anomaly based on the last few weeks. The 26-year-old sharpshooter is averaging 34.2 points on .527/.448/.797 shooting splits over his last nine games, going over this prop seven times during that span. He's also netted more than 29.5 points in five of his last eight meetings with the Knicks, finishing with 38-plus in two of the last three. If the Cavs win tonight, it'll be because of another huge performance by Mitchell.

2. Immanuel Quickley — Made Threes: Over 1.5 (+102)

Immanuel Quickley hasn't generated much offense from the perimeter this series, shooting 1-of-6 (16.7%) from three-point range thus far. Nevertheless, I see Quickley bouncing back at home in Game 3. He's been lights out from distance in his own backyard, averaging 2.7 threes on 39.5% shooting in his last 12 home games. Even more impressive is that he's finished with multiple three-pointers in all but one of those contests. With the Cavaliers allowing a 38.2% three-point percentage on the road (fifth-worst in NBA), Quickley will do some damage on the outside.

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3. Jarrett Allen — Alt. Points + Rebounds: Over 22.5 (-136)

Cavaliers center Jarrett Allen has been up to his usual antics this series, averaging 11.5 points and 12.0 rebounds through the first two games. He's essentially a walking double-double, which is one of the reasons why I'm taking him to finish with the over on this alternate points + rebounds bet. For starters, Allen is averaging 23.0 points and rebounds combined over his last 10 outings, finishing with the over twice in five road games during that stretch. Considering how Allen also averaged 14.4 points and 10.1 rebounds in his previous seven trips to Madison Square Garden, I feel even more confident backing the over.

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