3 Best Prop Bets for Warriors vs Lakers NBA Playoffs Game 4 on May 8 (Anthony Davis Shines as Elite Rim Protector)
By Larry Rupp
Monday's NBA Playoffs slate includes a thrilling Game 4 showdown between the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers took a valuable 2-1 series lead on Saturday thanks to a 127-97 Game 3 victory. Anthony Davis guided the Lakers with 25 points, 13 rebounds and 3 assists.
Here are three of the best prop bets for Warriors-Lakers Game 4, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.
Warriors vs Lakers Game 4 Player Props
1. Anthony Davis - To Record 4+ Blocks (+120)
It's not often that Anthony Davis' defensive efforts go unnoticed, but that seems to be happening in the NBA Playoffs simply because of the work he is putting in as a scorer. Davis has tallied at least 4 blocks in six of the Lakers' nine playoff games, yet it's a prop bet that is being offered at plus odds for Game 4. Kevon Looney and Andrew Wiggins are the Warriors' best threats when it comes to rim-rocking dunks, but both are at a length and size disadvantage against Davis. Look for the Lakers center to keep momentum going with another great defensive outing on Monday.
2. LeBron James - Made Threes: Under 2.5 (-128)
LeBron James has done a little bit of everything for the Lakers this postseason, serving as a scorer, facilitator and rebounder when needed. What he hasn't done is improve much on his three-point shooting, though. His trio of made three-pointers in Game 3 on Saturday was the first time he made at least three shots from beyond the arc since Game 1 against the Grizzlies back on April 16. James finished the regular season shooting a dismal 32.1% from deep and that percentage has dropped even lower to 23.0% in the playoffs. Fade the Lakers' star having much success from the three-point line.
3. Andrew Wiggins - Rebounds: Over 5.5 (-136)
The coaching staff of the Warriors has to be pleased with what it has seen from Andrew Wiggins since he returned to the team at the beginning of the playoffs. He is making an impact all over the floor, but especially when it comes to rebounding the ball. The former Kansas standout has tallied at least 6 rebounds in six of his last eight games played and is coming off a contest in which he logged a team-high 9 rebounds. The presence of Davis makes this a risky bet to back, but keep in mind the Lakers only rank 20th in terms of opponent total rebounds per game (52.7).
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