As the NBA playoffs continue, fans and bettors alike are looking for any advantage they can find in order to make smart wagers. One prop bet that bettors should keep their eyes on is for Anthony Davis and his performance in Game 6 of the Lakers-Suns series.
The prop bet in question is over/under 27.5 points for Davis in Friday’s game. Davis had a strong Game 5, scoring 34 points and grabbing 11 rebounds, and the Lakers will need another big performance from him in order to stay alive in the series.
Taking the over on this prop bet seems like a smart choice, as Davis has been a dominant scorer throughout his career and has shown that he can take over games when he’s in a groove. Additionally, the Lakers have been using him heavily on offense, with Davis averaging 20.2 shots per game in the series.
But Davis isn’t the only player to keep an eye on in Friday’s games. Here are a few other prop bets to consider:
Joel Embiid over/under 32.5 points: Embiid has been a force in the playoffs so far, averaging 31.0 points per game in the series against the Wizards. With Washington’s defense struggling to contain him, it’s possible that Embiid could have another big game on Friday.
Kevin Durant over/under 34.5 points: Durant has been carrying the Nets in the absence of James Harden and Kyrie Irving, and he’s been doing it by scoring at an elite level. He’s averaging 33.0 points per game in the series against the Celtics, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see him score even more in Game 3.
Luka Doncic over/under 46.5 points + rebounds + assists: Doncic has been a one-man wrecking crew for the Mavericks in the series against the Clippers, averaging 35.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 9.0 assists per game. His combination of scoring, rebounding, and playmaking could make him a good bet to hit the over on this prop bet.
In the playoffs, anything can happen, and there are no guarantees when it comes to prop bets. But by keeping an eye on players like Davis, Embiid, Durant, and Doncic, bettors can put themselves in a good position to make smart wagers and potentially win big.