3 Best Prop Bets for Lakers vs Warriors NBA Playoffs Game 5 on May 10 (Expect Los Angeles to Feed Anthony Davis)
Wednesday's slate of NBA postseason games includes a Game 5 between the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers. FanDuel Sportsbook's latest NBA odds list the Warriors as 7-point home favorites with the projected total set at 226.
Here are three of the best NBA player prop bets for the Lakers-Warriors game, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.
Warriors vs Lakers Player Props
1. Anthony Davis — Points: Over 23.5 (-122)
Anthony Davis was on pace for 38 points at halftime in Game 4 before only scoring four more points in the final frame. Nevertheless, I still like the Los Angeles big man's chances of hitting the Over on his projected point total tonight. For starters, Davis has finished with more than 23.5 points in four of his previous eight games and is averaging 24 points in his last three road outings. The Warriors also don't have an answer for Davis whenever the Lakers feed him the ball in the paint, proven by his 66.9% true shooting in this series. With Los Angeles having the perfect opportunity to eliminate the defending champions, I won't be surprised if Davis sees more than enough opportunities to hit the Over.
2. Stephen Curry — Rebounds: Over 5.5 (-125)
While he's known for his shooting, Stephen Curry is one of the NBA's better guards when it comes to rebounding. He averaged a career-high 6.1 rebounds in the regular season and is coming off a 10-rebound performance in Game 4. Curry has now hit the Over on this prop in three of his last five games, tallying a 6.4 RPG clip during that span. The Lakers and Warriors have also been producing a ton of missed shots, highlighted by the two sides going 18-of-66 (27.3%) combined from three-point range on Monday. As long as Curry's motor stays high, he won't have issues finishing with 6+ rebounds.
3. Lonnie Walker IV — Made Threes: Over 1.5 (+130)
Lonnie Walker IV stole the Game 4 headlines due to his impressive fourth-quarter performance off the bench. Although he only went 1-of-3 from the three-point line two nights ago, he's more than capable of hitting the Over tonight. After all, Walker averaged 1.6 threes on 36.5% shooting during the regular season and has hit the Over twice in his past four postseason games. Although he didn't get much playing time earlier in the playoffs, his minutes have increased in each of his last five games, reaching 27 in Game 4. As long as head coach Darvin Ham rides the hot hand, multiple three-pointers for Walker aren't out of the question.
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