NBA Daily Picks: Playoffs Player Props
Round Two of the NBA Playoffs feature two marquee matchups on Thursday night. We have the Brooklyn Nets visiting the Milwaukee Bucks in a pivotal Game Three. In addition, the Clippers look to even the series against the Utah Jazz in Game Two of their series. For my NBA Daily Picks I have three player prop bets for tonight’s action, so let me get right into it!
Kevin Durant Over 32.5 Points
This is an NBA Daily Pick auto bet for me every night for Kevin Durant. He has been a monster so far in the playoffs, averaging 32 points per game. In fact, in Game Two against the Bucks, Durant scored 32 points in 33 minutes, with little to no minutes played in the fourth quarter. Tonight, the Nets go into Milwaukee, where Durant has been a monster on the road. In fact, in the two road games against the Celtics in Round One, Durant scored 39 in Game Three, and 42 in Game Four. Durant knows he has to keep playing at a high level with the absence of James Harden. I expect Durant to continue his dominance on the road tonight in Milwaukee.
Brook Lopez Over 0.5 Three-Point Shot Made
It is no secret the Bucks shooting has struggled in the first two games of the series. In fact, the Bucks are a combined 14-57 from three-point land. For the Bucks sake that will need to change in Game Three if they want a chance to win a game in this series. Brook Lopez shooting has not been great in the playoffs so far, but being back at home this should give the entire Bucks team a boost. Lopez made two three-point shots in Game Two against the Nets, which makes me feel good about this NBA Daily Pick. We are asking Lopez to get us one made three-point basket tonight. We know Lopez is not shy about shooting the ball and hope that will come to fruition tonight at home in Game Three.
Kawhi Leonard At Least 1 Block Shot
We call him The Klaw for a reason right? Through the first eight games of the playoffs, Kawhi Leonard is averaging one block per game. In fact, Kawhi has blocked at least one shot in four of the eight games in the playoffs. Despite not recording one in Game One, I expect Kawhi to have a better night not only scoring but also playing better defense. Kawhi, who is one of the best two-way superstars in our league, will have to lead the Clippers on both sides of the floor tonight in Game Two against the Jazz.