3 Best Prop Bets for Lakers vs Grizzlies Game 2 on April 19 (Anthony Davis Makes a Major Defensive Impact)
By Larry Rupp
Wednesday's NBA Playoffs slate includes a thrilling Game 2 showdown between the Los Angeles Lakers and Memphis Grizzlies. The Lakers pulled off an upset in Game 1 as they emerged victorious by a score of 128-112 thanks to 52 combined points from Rui Hachimura and Austin Reaves.
Here are three of the best prop bets for Lakers-Grizzlies Game 2, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.
Lakers vs Grizzlies Game 2 Player Props
1. Anthony Davis - Blocks: Over 2.5 (-156)
The Grizzlies got manhandled around the rim in Game 1 thanks in large part to the efforts of Anthony Davis. The eight-time All-Star logged a whopping 7 blocks and has now tallied at least 3 blocks in each of his last four games played. Not only that, but Davis has now tallied at least 3 blocks in seven of his last 11 games against Memphis. The Grizzlies never hesitate to drive to the rim and it's the reason why they allow 5.3 opponent blocks per game (No. 25 in NBA). Bettors unwilling to take on the juiced odds here can back Davis to log 4 or more blocks at +170 odds, instead.
2. Austin Reaves - Made Threes: Over 1.5 (-104)
Talk about playing with confidence. Austin Reaves proved he can live up to the moment by going off for 23 points on an efficient 8-of-13 shooting mark in Game 1. He also shot 3-of-5 from beyond the arc, cashing the over on this prop bet. The former Oklahoma standout has now drained at least a pair of three-pointers in five of his last eight games overall and is facing a Grizzlies' defense that gives up 13.0 made three-pointers per game (No. 28 in NBA). Reaves serves as the guy waiting on the perimeter when LeBron James or Anthony Davis is driving to the rim. Trust him to take advantage of that.
3. Dillon Brooks - Points: Over 14.5 (-106)
As it stands right now, Ja Morant is considered a game-time decision after suffering a soft tissue bruise in his hand on Sunday. Someone is going to need to step up from a scoring perspective if the Memphis star cannot give it a go. I like that someone to be Dillon Brooks considering he averages 17.1 points on a 41.2% shooting mark across 52 games played without Morant on the court in his career. Brooks tallied 15 points in Game 1 despite going 2-for-9 from beyond the arc and should see similar volume against a Lakers defense that gives up the fifth-most three-point attempts per game.
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