The 2020-21 NBA Playoffs continue on Sunday, June 20 with an exciting Game 1 matchup between the Los Angeles Clippers and Phoenix Suns. Both sides will look for a 1-0 edge in what should be a tightly contested Western Conference Finals.
Here's three of the best best player prop bets heading into Game 1, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.
Clippers vs Suns Player Props
1. Devin Booker - Assists: Over 5.5 (-128)
Devin Booker provides plenty of scoring punch for the Suns on a nightly basis, but he's also underrated as a playmaker. The two-time All-Star averaged 6.5 and 6.8 assists per game over the past two seasons prior to Chris Paul's arrival. Now with Paul out for Game 1, the ball will be in Booker's hands to make plays for his team. He's already averaging 4.8 APG this postseason, and Paul's absence makes the over here attractive. Plus his two biggest assist nights in the playoffs have come at home, which bodes well for Booker as the Suns play host this afternoon.
2. Deandre Ayton - Rebounds: Over 10.5 (+100)
Deandre Ayton is a rebound magnet who gobbles up boards. He's averaging 10.6 rebounds this postseason while playing a healthy 35.1 minutes per contest. The Clippers may prefer small ball, but Ayton's size is a huge advantage that Phoenix will likely use in their favor to exploit LA's weak froncourt. Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert is coming off of averaging 11.7 rebounds against LA in their second-round series, and Ayton should enjoy similar success here. The over with plus-money is incredibly appealing knowing Ayton's potential on the boards any given night.
3. Terance Mann - Points: Under 13.5 (-118)
Terance Mann is coming off of the best game of his career, putting up 39 points on 15-of-21 shooting to lift the Clippers past the Jazz in Game 6. However, don't expect Mann to have a repeat performance tonight. Mann notched 14 or more points in just 11 of his 67 appearances in the regular season, and only once this playoffs. In other words: he's not a scoring flamethrower. Phoenix boasts a number of strong wing defenders in Mikal Bridges, Jae Crowder and Torrey Craig who will make sure Mann doesn't pop off this series. And the Suns held opponents to the fifth-fewest PPG (108.4) in the league this season, so they know how to stifle opposing scorers. It's best to avoid the over here until Mann proves he's not a one-night wonder.
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