3 Best Prop Bets for Knicks vs Heat NBA Playoffs Game 4 on May 8 (New York Fails to Stop Jimmy Butler Once Again)
By Larry Rupp
Monday's NBA Playoffs slate includes an exciting Game 4 showdown between the New York Knicks and Miami Heat. The Heat took a valuable 2-1 series lead on Saturday thanks to a 105-86 Game 3 victory. Jimmy Butler led all scorers with 28 points while Bam Adebayo posted a double-double.
Here are three of the best prop bets for Knicks-Heat Game 4, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.
Knicks vs Heat Game 4 Player Props
1. Top Points Scorer - Jimmy Butler (+105)
There's no other way to put it; Jimmy Butler is carrying the Heat on his back right now. The All-Star guard is averaging a reliable 34.4 points per game on a 56.4% shooting mark across seven games played for Miami in this postseason run. Not only that, but he has also been the top points scorer in six of those games. The only time he fell short was when he dropped 25 points in Game 1 of this series and RJ Barrett dropped 26 points. Butler is logging 22.3 field goal attempts per game in the playoffs, making this prop bet well worth a shot at plus odds.
2. Bam Adebayo - Assists: Under 3.5 (-148)
Bam Adebayo put his passing skills on display in Game 2 of this series when he tallied 6 assists. However, that was a game in which Jimmy Butler did not play. Butler has the ball in his hands on almost every possession when he is active, which leaves Adebayo to camp out around the rim. The Heat center only posted 2 assists in Game 1 of this series and did not post a single assist in Game 3. Overcoming a tough matchup is another obstacle in the way of this prop bet, as the Knicks give up just 24.9 assists per game on the season (No. 8 in NBA). Fade Bam as a facilitator.
3. Julius Randle - Over 8.5 Rebounds (+102)
The ankle injury Julius Randle suffered toward the end of the regular season seems to no longer be an issue as he has played in 38 minutes in each of the last two games. He has posted at least 12 rebounds in each of those contests as he continues to torch Miami when it comes to cleaning the glass. The 28-year-old has logged at least 9 rebounds in three of the Knicks' seven playoff games and has missed the mark by only a single board twice. Randle has a perfect chance to keep his success going against a Heat defense that gives up an opponent defensive rebounding percentage of 77.6% (No. 24 in NBA).
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