Sunday's NBA slate of Playoff games includes an exciting Game 1 showdown between the Golden State Warriors and Memphis Grizzlies. FanDuel Sportsbook is currently listing the Warriors as the 2-point road favorites over the Grizzlies.
Here's three of the best prop bets for the Warriors-Grizzlies game, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.
Warriors vs Grizzlies Player Props
1. Desmond Bane - Points: Over 19.5 (-118)
The Grizzlies were able to sneak out of Round 1 with a 4-2 series win over the Minnesota Timberwolves thanks in part to Desmond Bane's scoring efforts. The second-year pro averaged 23.5 points in his first career playoff series and shot 46.0% from beyond the arc. The Warriors' defense is no joke, but it does allow 38.5 points per away game from three-point range this season (No. 21 in NBA). Bane feeds off the Memphis crowd and should see around 40 minutes played in Game 1 for head coach Taylor Jenkins. The volume he is seeing makes this prop bet well worth a shot.
2. Draymond Green - Rebounds: Under 7.5 (-114)
Draymond Green is one of Golden State's best rebounders on the season, but this number sticks out as way too high. The 32-year-old posted more than 7 rebounds in just one of his five games against the Denver Nuggets in Round 1. Green is averaging 7.3 rebounds per game on the season and now has to face a Grizzlies team that allows the lowest defensive rebounding percentage in the NBA (70.2%). Memphis has knack for racking up second chances with offensive rebounds, which leaves Green with little upside when it comes to his shot at having a big day on the boards.
3. Ja Morant - Assists: Over 8.5 (-120)
It can be hard for bettors to see an assists prop with a number this high and still feel comfortable betting on the over. That's how good Ja Morant has been in the playoffs, though. The former Murray State standout racked up at least 8 assists in every Round 1 game and cashed the over on this prop bet five different times. He is getting the basketball to his open teammates whenever he has the chance to and that should continue in a series that features two teams that play with a top-14 pace in the league. It's worth noting the Warriors allow nearly 2.0 more assists per game when on the road this season.
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