Best Bets on Today's NBA Player Props Market
If you're looking for some plays for the NBA Playoffs action on Monday, May 8th, 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 James Harden and Devin Booker tonight. Keep reading to find out how we're betting on them. Also, check out our NBA Playoffs Hub for all of our postseason NBA content.
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Here are our favorite NBA prop bets for Monday, May 8:
Quentin Grimes has played at least 22 minutes in each of the last two games in this series. Now, the Knicks are likely going to be playing without Immanuel Quickley, who is listed as doubtful on the NBA Injury Report heading into Game 4. With Quickley out, it’s hard to see Grimes not coming close to touching 30 minutes in this one. And that makes it tough to lay off the over on his total of 7.5 points.
Grimes isn’t exactly a guy that the Knicks prioritize getting the basketball to, but he averaged 11.3 points per game during the regular season. The 22-year-old is a very good outside shooter and that’s something the Knicks desperately need in this series. With that being the case, we’re expecting Grimes to bury some triples in this game. And if he hits multiple 3s, it’s going to be very hard for him not to score at least eight points — especially considering Grimes is solid at attacking closeouts and is a threat to score in transition. He actually had eight points in Game 3, but we should note that those came in garbage time.
Bet: Grimes Over 7.5 Points (-125)
Stephen Curry is averaging only 23.3 points per game in this series against the Lakers, but the Warriors now have their backs against the wall. Curry just hasn’t been able to get it going this series, but it’s only a matter of time before he pops off and explodes as a scorer.
Golden State knows that it can’t afford to go down 3-1 in this series, and we all know what happened the last time the Warriors played a do-or-die game. That was back in Game 7 of the first-round series against the Sacramento Kings. Golden State ditched a lot of its normal offense and simply rolled the ball out to Curry and let him attack in pick-and-roll situations. I think we’ll see a lot of that here.
Look for Curry to also do a lot more dancing in isolation here, and don’t be surprised if he shoots the ball nearly 30 times. If Golden State is going to go down, the team needs to do so with Curry having every opportunity to will the Warriors back into the series.
Bet: Curry Over 30.5 Points (-125)
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