NBA Playoffs

3 Best Prop Bets for Nuggets vs Warriors NBA Playoffs Game 2 on FanDuel Sportsbook (April 18)

Larry Rupp
Three best Denver Nuggets vs Golden State Warriors prop bets for NBA Playoff game on Monday, April 18, 2022.
Three best Denver Nuggets vs Golden State Warriors prop bets for NBA Playoff game on Monday, April 18, 2022. / Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Monday's NBA slate of Playoff games includes an exciting showdown between the Denver Nuggets and Golden State Warriors. FanDuel Sportsbook is currently listing the Warriors as the 7-point home favorites over the Nuggets.

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

Nuggets vs Warriors Player Props

1. Will Barton - Points: Over 15.5 (-118)

It was clear in Game 1 that the Nuggets' best scorer outside of MVP candidate Nikola Jokic is Will Barton. The veteran guard racked up 24 points (10-of-18 shooting) and there's no reason to believe his role on the offensive side of the court shrinks tonight. Barton is a lock to see 30-plus minutes and has cashed this over in seven of his last nine games overall. Head coach Mike Malone has a tendency to lean on his best players in crunch time, which means Barton should have the ball in his hands a ton as long as this game stays close.

2. Draymond Green - Rebounds: Under 7.5 (+110)

While fading Draymond Green in the playoffs may not sounds like the best idea, this number seems a bit too high. The four-time All-Star is averaging 7.3 rebounds on the season and has posted 8 rebounds in just one of his last five games. Not only that, but Green has played under 30 minutes in four of those games. He is still getting back to being 100% healthy and must once again face a Denver defense that allows the fewest opponent rebounds per game in the NBA (49.2). The value this prop bet has at plus odds makes it worth a shot.

3. Klay Thompson - Made Threes: Over 3.5 (-142)

It's surprising to see this number open at 3.5 considering the fact that Klay Thompson has drained at least 5 three-pointers in six of his last seven games. That includes Game 1, when he shot 5-of-10 from beyond the arc. Thompson has proven he will jack up threes all night long and the Nuggets have allowed 14.3 made threes per game over their last three contests. Denver's perimeter defense is solid, but the presence of Jordan Poole and Stephen Curry allows Thompson to see a few wide open looks on a daily basis. Bettors looking to avoid the juiced odds can target 5+ made threes (+166), instead.

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