Game 5 of the NBA Finals tips off tonight at 9:00pm EST, and why not have some Player Props to sweat out courtesy of the $25 NBA Game 5 Contest on ThriveFantasy (use promo code SGP for a deposit match up to $50)! Below are my five favorite NBA Finals Game 5 Player Props, along with ThriveFantasy’s points, for tonight’s matchup.
NBA Finals Game 5 Player Props for ThriveFantasy
Anthony Davis Under 42.5 Points + Rebounds + Assists (Over = 100 Points/Under = 100 Points)
Anthony Davis is averaging 25.8 points, 9.3 rebounds, and 3.3 assists in the postseason. That falls below the 42.5 projection posted for tonight’s NBA Finals Game 5 Player Props. Furthermore, in the three elimination games in the post season so far, Davis is averaging 27.6 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 3.7 assists, which is also below the 42.5 mark. Davis had a monster scoring performance against the Blazers in Game 5, scoring 43 points. However, in Round 2 vs Houston in the elimination game, Davis scored 13 points. In the elimination game against the Nuggets, Davis scored 27, but only logged five rebounds and three assists.
LeBron James Over 28.5 (Over = 95 Points/Under = 105 Points)
LeBron James in the playoffs is averaging 27.8 points, 11 rebounds, and 8.5 assists. In elimination games ,James is averaging 34.3 per game. With his fourth NBA Championship within his grasp, I expect LeBron to have a monster performance tonight eclipsing the 28.5 points mark.
Rajon Rondo Over 19.5 Points + Rebounds + Assists (Over = 105 Points/Under = 95 Points)
Rajon Rondo is averaging 8.6 points, 3.4 rebounds, 4.3 assists in the playoffs. Frank Vogel should play Rondo more minutes tonight because of his NBA Finals experience to ensure the Lakers close it out tonight. If I’m right, expect Rondo to initiate more offense, rack up higher stats, and easily clear the Over for NBA Finals Game 5 Player Props.
Jimmy Butler Over 24.5 Points (Over = 95 Points/Under = 105 Points)
The scoring burden has fallen on Jimmy Butler with the injury to Dragic. In an elimination game, I’d expect Butler to have a big outing. Butler is averaging 27.5 Points per game in the NBA Finals and 22.1 Points per game in the entire postseason. He’s also leading the team in minutes played at 41.5. Butler has all the ability to score at will and get to the foul line. I fully expect Butler to surpass the mark of 24.5 points, making this a strong pick for NBA Finals Game 5 Player Props. If Miami Heat are going to have any chance of extending the series, Butler will have to have a big scoring game.
Andre Iguodala Under 5.5 Rebounds + Assists (Over = 85 Points/Under = 115 Points)
Iguodala is averaging 2.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists in the Playoffs. He’s gone over the 5.5 rebounds and assists in the NBA Finals once, which was in Game 2 where he grabbed five rebounds and dished out six assists. With a healthier Bam Adebayo, I don’t expect Iguodala to play as many minutes. In the 19 postseason games Igoudala has played in this season, he has only gone over the 5.5 combined mark of rebounds and assists four times.