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NBA Playoff Player Props for First Round Games on Thursday, May 27

Isaiah De Los Santos
NBA Playoffs player prop bets for first round games on Thursday, May 27, including Giannis Antetokounmpo.
NBA Playoffs player prop bets for first round games on Thursday, May 27, including Giannis Antetokounmpo. / Quinn Harris/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 Thursday, May 27.

Bucks vs Heat Player Props

Bucks Player Props

1. Giannis Antetokounmpo - Rebounds: Over 12.5 (-132)

Giannis Antetokounmpo has feasted in all aspects against the Miami Heat in their first round series, and that includes on the boards. Antetokounmpo posted a whopping 18 rebounds in Game 1 and 13 rebounds in Game 2. It's clear Milwaukee has the rebounding advantage over Miami, with the Bucks outpacing the Heat 125-87 over the first two games. In a pivotal Game 3, it's hard to see Giannis failing to make a profound impact on the boards.

Heat Player Props

2. Goran Dragic - Points: Over 16.5 (-118)

The story of this series so far has been the Heat's lacking offense. However, that blame doesn't fall on Goran Dragic. The veteran point guard has been a spark plug off of the bench whille Miami's main scorers have struggled. Dragic notched 25 points on 5-10 shooting from deep in Game 1 and another 18 points in Game 2 while coverting 7-8 from the free throw line. Whether it's drawing fouls or hitting from deep, he's got the scoring touch right now and should be leaned upon as the Heat search for any signs of life on offense.

Suns vs Lakers Player Props

Suns Player Props

3. Devin Booker - Points: Over 28.5 (-108)

Devin Booker is a flamethrower of a scorer and he's showcased that over the first two games of this matchup. Booker has posted 34 and 31 points to open this series, taking on a heightened scoring load with Chris Paul hampered by a shoulder injury. Phoenix will have to rely on Booker to rain in buckets to have any shot at upsetting the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 3.

Lakers Player Props

4. Dennis Schroder - Assists: Under 4.5 (-160)

It's hard to see Dennis Schroder hitting the 5 assists he'd need to cash the over here. The point guard has taken a back seat to LeBron James as a playmaker, recording just 3 assists in back-to-back games. The Lakers' offense is flowing through James and Anthony Davis (9 and 7 assists in Game 2, respectively) which leaves fewer opportunities for Schroder to make plays with the ball in his hands. The fact he hasn't recorded more than 3 assists despite playing 34 minutes in the both opening games says it all about his playmaking right now.

Nuggets vs Blazers Player Props

Nuggets Player Props

5. Nikola Jokic - Assists: Under 6.5 (+100)

The Portland Trail Blazers' defensive game plan this series against the Denver Nuggets is clear: Let Nikola Jokic shoot as much as he wants, but don't allow him to get his teammates involved. That's been evident throughout the two opening games, with Jokic notching just 1 assist in Game 1 and 5 assists in Game 2. Jokic is an elite playmaker, no doubt, but he didn't even hit 6 assists last game when Denver shot 53.5% from the field. A cold shooting performance by his teammates could tank his assist numbers tonight.

Blazers Player Props

6. Jusuf Nurkic - Points: Under 14.5 (-122)

Jusuf Nurkic can score 15 points on any given night. But the big man is known to get into foul trouble and he fouled out of Game 2 with just 7 points. Eliminating Nurkic puts Portland's already shallow center depth in a tough spot, and baiting him into trouble to force more Enes Kanter minutes would be beneficial for the Nuggets. In what will be a hotly contested Game 3, any advantage will be crucial for Denver as they look to take a series lead. If the Nuggets attack Nurkic early and force the officials to make calls, he could see another poor scoring night.

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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.