Best player props for Tuesday’s Bucks vs. Nets NBA Playoffs game: Blake Griffin ready to help Durant
After getting decimated with injuries, the Brooklyn Nets will try to bounce back and avoid losing their third straight against the Milwaukee Bucks in a pivotal Game 5 tonight.
Tip-off is scheduled for 8.30pm ET live on TNT. We’ve picked out two of our best player prop bets for tonight’s clash, so let’s get into it.
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Blake Griffin over 11.5 points (+104)
With Irving and James Harden both not playing, I expect Griffin’s role to expand for Game 5. People have been saying all kinds of things about him being washed this season, but I think that’s not really the case. He played the Bucks four times during the regular season and averaged 10.3 points in those games. In the series opener he stepped up and scored 18 points. He is shooting 50 percent from the field while averaging 7.5 field-goal attempts. Kevin Durant won’t be able to do it by himself and Griffin will get at least 15 shots tonight. Being one of the proven veterans on the team I expect him to crack double-figures and get at least 12 points.
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Jrue Holiday over 6.5 assists (-118)
Dealing with Kyrie Irving on the defensive end has cost Holiday a decent amount of energy so far in this series. Instead of Irving, who is out for Game 5, his primary assignment will be Mike James–who was playing in Europe just a couple of months ago. I think it’s safe to say that he isn’t really on Irving’s level, so naturally, Holiday’s numbers should go up tonight. He’s been averaging 7.8 assists per game during this postseason and has gone over 6.5 assists in four of eight games so far. He’s also coming off nine dimes in Game 4 on Sunday.