3 Best Prop Bets for Knicks vs Cavaliers Game 5 on April 26 (Julius Randle Gets Held in Check on the Road)
By Larry Rupp
Wednesday's NBA Playoffs slate includes a thrilling Game 5 showdown between the New York Knicks and Cleveland Cavaliers. The Knicks took a commanding 3-1 series lead on Sunday thanks to a 102-93 home victory. Jalen Brunson led the way with 29 points to go along with 6 rebounds and 6 assists.
Here are three of the best prop bets for Knicks-Cavaliers Game 5, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.
Knicks vs Cavaliers Game 5 Player Props
1. Julius Randle - Points: Under 21.5 (-111)
Julius Randle is shooting just 32.3% from the floor (21-of-65) in this series and is still being hindered by the ankle injury he suffered near the end of the regular season. He also played in a series-low 27 minutes in Game 4 as head coach Tom Thibodeau is seemingly trusting Obi Toppin a bit more (20 minutes in Game 4). Overall, Randle has scored more than 21 points only once in this series, and it came when he scored some late buckets in a blowout Game 2 loss. He has scored just 18 points over the last two games combined and is averaging only 14.8 PPG during this series, which makes him worth fading on Wednesday.
2. Donovan Mitchell - To Record 2+ Steals (-120)
There's no denying that Donovan Mitchell has been up and down in this series from an offensive perspective. His defense has not faltered, though. The 26-year-old has tallied at least 2 steals in three of the four games against New York, regularly relying on his quick hands to disrupt opposing guards. Mitchell has now posted at least 2 steals in five of his last eight games dating back to the regular season. Keep in mind that the Knicks have averaged 13.5 turnovers per game in this series, which is a bit higher than their season average. It provides Mitchell with a clear opportunity to make his presence felt on the defensive end.
3. Jalen Brunson - Assists: Over 5.5 (-128)
Knicks fans know what Jalen Brunson brings to the table, but other NBA fans across the country are quickly learning what he is all about in this series. The former Villanova standout is not only shining from a scoring perspective, but he is shining as a facilitator as well. Brunson has tallied 6 assists in each of his last three games and his efforts match what he has been doing all year (6.2 assists per game). The Cavaliers are a tough defensive team, yet they have given up at least 6 assists to Brunson in five of eight meetings this year. Back that trend to continue in Cleveland.
Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.
Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.