Betting Online Sportsbook 2019 NBA Finals Series Player Props
The NBA Finals is the last big chance of the year to bet on basketball at your favorite online sportsbook. It has been a great postseason so far, but there is still one more best-of-seven series on the board to try and cash a few winners.
The Golden State Warriors have represented the Western Conference in this final championship series this past four years and they have come away with three world titles. All four matchups were against Cleveland when LeBron James was the centerpiece of the Cavaliers’ lineup.
This time around, they will have to get past Kawhi Leonard as the front man for the Toronto Raptors. Leonard has been a force in his first three playoff series, but it is going to take a total team effort to pull off another upset to bring home the first league title in franchise history.
Basketball is a team sport, but it still comes down to individual players stepping up their game. The following NBA Finals series props for most points, rebounds and assists add a bit more betting action to the mix.
2019 NBA Finals- Most Series Points
On Thursday night, the Warriors will be playing their sixth-straight game without the services of Kevin Durant as the team leader in points. In his absence, Stephen Curry has stepped up his game with an average of 35.8 points a game. With no definitive time-table for Durant’s return from a calf injury, Curry has been listed as a -130 favorite to score the most points in this year’s NBA Finals.
This would be the most logical bet if Durant remains on the sidelines, but if this series does last seven games, he will most likely see some playing time. I would still go with Curry since Golden State is his team and he appears poised to carry it to another title.
The second-favorite on the list is Leonard at even +100 odds. If you believe that Toronto can win this series or at least take it the distance, there is some value in this play. He is averaging over 30 points a game in the postseason.
Klay Thompson is third on the list at +1400 odds before things really start to fall off.
2019 NBA Finals- Most Series Rebounds
This series prop should be Golden State’s Draymond Green vs. the field. His betting odds to pull down the most rebounds in this series are set at -180. Leonard is also second on this list at +220 odds. Toronto’s Pascal Siakam rounds out the top three at +900.
Green has averaged 9.9 rebounds through 16 playoff games. Going back to the regular season, he led the way with 7.3 rebounds a game. Golden State was ranked 11th in the league this season in rebounds per game (46.2). The lone caveat to this prop bet is the potential return of DeMarcus Cousins to the Warriors’ lineup. He has missed the entire playoff run due to injury, but he did average 8.2 rebounds a game in 30 regular season games.
If Cousins is able to contribute, the best value could shift to Leonard at those very attractive +220 betting odds.
2019 NBA Finals- Most Series Assists
Green is also the top choice in this prop as a -160 favorite to dish out the most assists. Toronto’s Kyle Lowry has the second-best odds (+200) followed by Curry at +450 odds.
Green led the Warriors in assists this season with 6.9 a game and he remains at the top of the list in the postseason with an elevated average of 8.2 assists. Lowry has accounted for 6.4 of the Raptors’ 22.4 assists per game in their playoff run. That is down from a team-high 8.7 assists in the regular season.
I am betting on the player trending up at the right time of the year despite the added risk in the -160 betting odds.