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3 Best Prop Bets for Nuggets vs Warriors NBA Playoffs Game 1 on FanDuel Sportsbook

Devon Platana
Three best Denver Nuggets vs Golden State Warriors prop bets for NBA Playoffs game on Saturday, April 16, 2022.
Three best Denver Nuggets vs Golden State Warriors prop bets for NBA Playoffs game on Saturday, April 16, 2022. / Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
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Saturday's NBA slate of 2021-22 playoff games includes a showdown between the Denver Nuggets and Golden State Warriors. FanDuel Sportsbook is currently listing the Warriors as the 6-point home favorites over the Nuggets.

Here are the three of the best prop bets for the Nuggets-Warriors game, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.

Nuggets vs Warriors Player Props

1. Nikola Jokic - Points: Over 29.5 (-110)

It's no secret that Nikola Jokic has been one of the best players in the NBA this season. He's entering the playoffs just as he's heating up, giving him a good chance to hit the over on this prop. Jokic is averaging a whopping 34.2 points in his last nine games while shooting .663 from the field. Furthermore, he's also hit the over on this prop in seven of those nine games. Considering how he's already hit that milestone in two of his last three games against the Warriors as well, all signs point to Jokic's offensive tear continuing.

2. Klay Thompson - Rebounds: Under 4.5 (-124)

Although Klay Thompson's offense has picked up lately (33-plus points in three straight games), his rebounding numbers are fairly pedestrian for a shooting guard. He's averaged 3.7 rebounds per game in his last 10 outings and has finished with four or fewer boards seven times over that stretch. There's also the fact that the Nuggets' 49.2 rebounds against per game this season is the best rate in the league, posing an uphill battle for Thompson. Taking the above into consideration, it's clear that the under is the likelier outcome.

3. Draymond Green - Assists: Under 7.5 (-122)

After averaging a career-high 8.9 assists last season, Draymond Green took a step back in 2021-22, averaging 7.0 APG. If recent trends are an indication of anything, he's in danger of hitting the under on this prop tonight. For starters, Green has finished with seven or fewer helpers in 11 of his last 12 games since returning from injury on March 14. Additionally, the Nuggets tend to keep his assist totals in check, proven by his 5.9 APG in 29 career meetings against Denver. While Green will likely be a factor in tonight's outcome, don't count on it being due to his playmaking.

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. 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.

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