Best Bets on Today's NBA Player Props Market
If you're looking for some plays for the NBA Finals action on Wednesday, June 7th, we have you covered in every way possible. As always, we'll have best bets to give you some ideas of what to back when it comes to moneylines, spreads and totals. However, we're tackling player props here, and we're targeting Bruce Brown in Game 3 of the NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and Denver Nuggets tonight. Keep reading to find out how we're betting this.
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Here are our favorite NBA prop bets for Wednesday, June 7:
Michael Porter Jr.’s concerning play on the defensive end has allowed the Heat to even up this series. The forward is constantly in the wrong spots on that end of the floor, which has given Miami a ton of open looks from deep. And the Heat buried 17 of their 35 triples in Game 2.
Denver head coach Mike Malone clearly sees what is going on, which is why Porter Jr. played only 26 minutes in Game 2. Instead, Malone upped Bruce Brown’s minutes, as the 26-year-old is a more reliable defensive option. After playing only 21 minutes in the opening game of the NBA Finals, Brown played 27 in Game 2. And I think he’ll end up nearing that number again in Game 3. Not only is Porter struggling defensively, but he also hasn’t been hitting shots offensively. So, if he struggles with his jumper out the gate, the Nuggets will be quick to replace him with Brown.
With all of that in mind, I love the idea of backing Brown to make a couple of triples tonight. You can take him to hit over 0.5 3s at -155 odds for a full unit, while also sprinkling a little on him to hit two or more at +310 odds. Brown is no sniper from deep, but he shot 35.8% from the outside during the regular season. And the wing has hit 1.5 3s per game since the start of this series, while launching three 3s in both contests.
Brown isn’t a guy that is going to be shy about taking open shots, and he’s going to have plenty of opportunities in this game. Because of how much firepower the Nuggets generally have on the floor at the same time, Brown is a player that defenses tend to give space to. And I have a lot of faith that he’ll knock at least one down in this game. Sure, there could be some nerves with this being a massive road game, but Brown has had no trouble hitting shots on the road throughout the course of the postseason.
This is just a great chance to take a play with serious upside. It’s not every day that you can back a legitimate rotation player at +310 odds to do something well within reason. Brown has already had four games this postseason in which he has hit multiple outside shots.
Bet: Brown Over 0.5 Made 3s (-155) + Brown To Make 2+ 3s (+310 - 0.5 units)
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