3 Best Prop Bets for Warriors vs Lakers NBA Game 3 on May 6 (Stephen Curry Steps Up Inside Crypto.Com Arena)
By Larry Rupp
Saturday's NBA Playoffs slate includes an exciting Game 3 showdown between the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers. The Warriors bounced back from a Game 1 loss in a big way as they earned a 127-100 blowout Game 2 victory. Klay Thompson guided the way with 30 points.
Here are three of the best prop bets for Warriors-Lakers Game 3, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.
Warriors vs Lakers Game 3 Player Props
1. Top Points Scorer - Stephen Curry (+110)
Game 1 was all about Anthony Davis destroying the paint as he went off for 30 points and Game 2 was all about Klay Thompson's long-range skill as he balled out with 30 points. Game 3 may very well be when Stephen Curry finally takes over. In the Warriors' seven-game first-round series, Curry was the top point scorer a ridiculous five times. The nine-time All-Star point guard also averages 27.0 points per game in his playoff career and has posted at least 30 points in 11 of his last 19 postseason contests. That makes taking a chance on this prop bet worthwhile at plus odds.
2. Klay Thompson - Made Threes: Over 4.5 (-132)
Klay Thompson grew up rooting for the Lakers and said following a first-round win that he has waited 12 years for this playoff series to happen. It's safe to say he has enjoyed it so far as he has gone a reliable 14-of-27 from beyond the arc, cashing the over on his made threes prop bet in both games. The Golden State sharpshooter has now drained at least 5 three-pointers in 12 of his last 16 games overall, dating back to the regular season. Look for him to continue tormenting an LA defense that ranks 22nd in terms of opponent-made threes per game (12.7).
3. D'Angelo Russell - Assists: Over 5.5 (-128)
There weren't too many bright spots in Game 2 as the Lakers simply couldn't keep up and emptied their bench early in the fourth quarter of an ugly loss. However, the playmaking skills of D'Angelo Russell shined through just as they did in Game 1. Russell tallied 8 assists in Game 2 after logging 6 assists in Game 1 as he keeps showing he is not afraid to lean on his teammates to score the ball. The 27-year-old has now posted at least 6 assists in five of the Lakers' eight playoff games and averages 6.1 on the season with LA. With everything on the line in Game 3, back Russell to keep excelling.
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