The Phoenix Suns came out and took the lead in the 2021 NBA Finals with a 118-105 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night. In the player prop market, it was a big-time fail for anyone who backed Jae Crowder, who only scored 1 point in the win. His rebounding prop hit, however, at 9 boards after being set at O4.5. The other popular props for Game 1 were CP3 (+1100) and Deandre Ayton (+500) to score the first FG, which lost when Brook Lopez (+800) took that honor home.
Let’s take a look at the player props market on DraftKings Sportsbook for the Suns in Game 2.
Phoenix Suns player props
Deandre Ayton O12.5 rebounds (-106)
Ayton was a monster on the defensive glass in Game 1 and finished with 19 rebounds overall. The Bucks lack size behind Giannis Antetokounmpo with the only bigs being Brook Lopez, PJ Tucker and Bobby Portis. Lopez isn’t a great rebounder and Ayton has a big size advantage on both Tucker and Portis. Ayton also played 39 minutes despite the Suns being up most of the second half, so if the game is closer on Thursday, there’s no reason to believe Ayton won’t pay around 40 minutes again. Ayton averaged 13.7 boars per 40 minutes in the regular season.
Devin Booker O2.5 3-pointers (+116)
We’re getting some juice early on for Book’s 3-point prop in Game 2. If you watched Game 1, you noticed how off Booker was shooting the ball. It wasn’t much of a factor because Booker got a lot of calls and the Suns picked him up a bit. He went 1-of-8 from long range, so there’s reason to believe a bounce-back is in order. A few of those misses were great looks Booker normally drains. I think he’ll definitely get outside chances and a few high-quality looks, he just needs to make them in Game 2.
Chris Paul O35.5 Points, Rebounds, Assists (-113)
There’s a chance the Bucks perform better on defense. There’s also a chance we see the Point God show up again. CP3 smashed this line in Game 1 with a total of 45 on 32 points, 9 assists and 4 rebounds over 37 minutes. Again, Game 1 wasn’t very competitive in the second half and Paul still played big minutes. A closer contest could mean more minutes for CP3. Scoring aside, Paul can make up for a step back in points by getting more assists and boards. I think Paul will keep up the aggressiveness on offense and should clear this number in Game 2.
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