NBA Playoff Player Props for First Round Games on Tuesday, June 1

NBA Playoffs player prop bets for first round games on Tuesday, June 1, including LeBron James.
NBA Playoffs player prop bets for first round games on Tuesday, June 1, including LeBron James. / Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

The NBA Playoffs are heating up as the first round marches on. FanDuel Sportsbook has fans covered with a list of player prop bets for every game throughout the postseason.

Let's take a look at one player prop for each team playing on Tuesday, June 1.

Celtics vs Nets Player Props

Celtics Player Props

1. Jayson Tatum - Points: Over 33.5 (-108)

The Boston Celtics are on the brink of elimination in Game 5 and down several starters, leaving Jayson Tatum to carry the load. It'll take a monster scoring night from Tatum just to keep things competitive tonight. He's risen to the occasion over the last two games, putting up 50 points in Boston's Game 3 win and 40 points in Game 4. He's played 40-plus minutes in three games this series thus far, and he should see plenty of usage on Tuesday given the Celtics' injuries.

Nets Player Props

2. Kyrie Irving - Assists: Under 3.5 (+108)

Kyrie Irving has a provided a scoring punch for the Brooklyn Nets so far this series. He's averaging 24.8 points per game but his assists have fallen off of a cliff. Irving has assist numbers of 6, 2, 2 and 1 in his first four games against Boston. It's clear James Harden is shouldering the playmaking responsibilities, which puts a squeeze on Irving's assist potential. There's little reason to believe he'll turn it around in Game 5, and a blowout could even cut his night short, making the plus-money on the under here especially intriguing.

Lakers vs Suns Player Props

Lakers Player Props

3. LeBron James - Points: Over 27.5 (-120)

Anthony Davis' doubtful playing status in Game 5 shifts the scoring burden onto LeBron James, whose biggest scoring performance this series so far is 25 points. However, Davis' expected absence means the Los Angeles Lakers have had time to shift their plan to feature LeBron more as a scorer. This roster simply lacks the offensive firepower outside of Davis and James to compete with the Phoenix Suns, so it'll fall on The King to step up. He's averaging 28.7 PPG over his 264 playoff games in his career and has a penchant for stepping up in big games. With the threat of going down 3-2 looming, expect LeBron to show he's still a dominant scorer.

Suns Player Props

4. Deandre Ayton - Rebounds: Over 11.5 (-122)

Davis sitting on Tuesday could have a major impact on Deandre Ayton's rebound total as well. Ayton has already dominated on the boards this series, averaging 13.5 rebounds per game. The big man capitalized when Davis missed the second half of Game 4, grabbing his series high of 17 rebounds without the All-Star there to impede him. Expect similar results on Tuesday, even if a very-hobbled AD does suit up.

Blazers vs Nuggets Player Props

Blazers Player Props

5. Damian Lillard - Assists: Over 8.5 (+118)

Damian Lillard is the center of the Portland Trail Blazers' offense even if he doesn't have a big scoring night. That was evidenced in Game 4, when he struggled with his shot and only managed 10 points, but still found a way to make an impact on offense with 10 assists. Lillard has put up 10-plus assists in three of this series' four games so far, making the plus-money here on the over incredibly attractive.

Nuggets Player Props

6. Nikola Jokic - Assists: Under 5.5 (-106)

We recommended to take the under on Nikola Jokic's assists in Game 3, and that turned to be good advice. The Blazers' defensive strategy this series is to let Jokic rack up as many points as possible while eliminating his playmaking for his teammates. That's led to a series average of 31.0 PPG and just 3.0 APG. In fact, Jokic hasn't managed more than 5 assists against Portland so far and he's had two nights with just 1 assist. The Blazers' game plan is working, and it's hard to see an injury-riddled Denver Nuggets offense hitting enough shots to boost Jokic's assist numbers on Tuesday.

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Isaiah De Los Santos is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Isaiah De Los Santos also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username zayyy05328. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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