The Phoenix Suns and the Milwaukee Bucks square off in Game 2 of the NBA Finals Thursday with the Suns holding a 1-0 lead. The Bucks got Giannis Antetokounmpo back in Game 1 and he played 35 minutes in a loss, but will be expected to produce more in Game 2. Chris Paul has been on fire lately, averaging 31.7 points in the last three games.
Here are some of the best player props for Game 2 of the NBA Finals. DraftKings Sportsbook will provide the most popular props among bettors.
Brook Lopez under 13.5 points (-134)
There’s questions about how much run Lopez will get due to the Suns exploiting Milwaukee’s defensive coverage, but his floor-spacing ability is worth his defensive limitations on the perimeter. He’s the best answer for Deandre Ayton as well. This is a low line bettors are backing.
Chris Paul over 22.5 points (+113)
Paul is averaging 31.7 points per game in his last three contests, so it makes sense for the public to be backing him to score more than 22.5 points. At + value, this is a good prop to bet on. Paul will eventually cool off and the Bucks will adjust their coverages, but this is a good value wager.
Deandre Ayton over 12.5 rebounds (-118)
Ayton is a monster on the boards, averaging 12.2 per game in the playoffs. He grabbed 19 in Game 1 and should have another big rebounding performance in Game 2. The Bucks have no great answer for the Phoenix big man, so this is a strong play for bettors.
Brook Lopez under 19.5 points, rebounds and assists (-136)
Bettors are backing Lopez to have a bad game, so it makes sense this prop is also among the most popular. The Milwaukee big man is going to get playing time and his recent run of form is bad news for people backing him to struggle. This will be a close call.
Giannis Antetokounmpo under 26.5 points (+112)
Antetokounmpo was solid in Game 1 after his return from a knee injury, putting up 20 points and 17 rebounds. He did play substantially less minutes than counterparts Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday, leading to a slight dip in scoring. Expect the Greek Freak to be more aggressive and get more run in Game 2. This is a risky prop for bettors.
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