Let's take a look at at the other betting options NBA fans have for this Game 2 matchup. Here are my favorite individual player props for tonight's battle between the Miami Heat and the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Guys, check out our series preview as well as our Game 2 NBA pick articles that have already been released on the site. In addition to my coverage, see what Jordan Sharp feels about tonight's matchup as well.
Game 1 didn't disappoint, with Kevin Durant and the Thunder
erasing a double-digit deficit and storming away for the 105-94 victory.
What kind of adjustments will we see from both teams in Game
2? Here are the player props listed at the sportsbooks.
Oddsmakers couldn't have nailed LeBron's player prop numbers
any better. They posted 30.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists and he
finished with 30 points, nine boards and four assists in the Game 1 loss.
The numbers are the exact same for Game 2. Shocking, right?
LeBron had a hell of game but again it just wasn't enough.
He didn't command the game in the fourth quarter like his nemesis Kevin Durant
did. Cue the incessant criticism and we're anxious to find out what kind of
response there will be.
Two props we like for LeBron in Game 2: the OVER 30.5 points
and OVER 9.5 rebounds. We're preparing ourselves for a monster-like
Durant was a beast in Game 1, easily eclipsing the 29.5
point number he was tasked with. He was 12-of-20 from the floor, 4-of-8 from
beyond the arc and 8-of-9 from the charity stripe. He also topped the 7.5
rebound prop, bringing down eight boards in the victory.
Everyone knows that Durant is going to have a monster series, so to
see him drop 36 points so effortlessly was right in line with the expectations. No
player in the league can score in so many different ways.
The one thing that will likely change in Game 2 is LeBron
will be guarding KD for the majority. The Heat tried a different scheme on
Tuesday and it didn't really work, leading to LeBron stating that he wants the
As for us, we are going right back to the OVER 7.5 rebounds
Game 1 was won by Russell Westbrook, who posted 27 points,
11 assists and eight rebounds in 42 minutes. He became even more aggressive in
the fourth quarter and hit some clutch shots to keep OKC ahead.
Westbrook's numbers for Game 2 are the only ones that have
really moved at all. They were at 23 points and 5.5 assists (which he both
shattered) for Game 1 and now they're at 24 and 6.5.
Sportsbooks have clearly figured out that Westbrook could
feast in this series, with no one really having the quickness on the perimeter
to defend him, especially with Dwyane Wade battling through injury.
With LeBron likely to shadow KD for most of the game, look
for Westbrook to be aggressive offensively again. Even with the raised number,
take the OVER 24 points.
Wade disappointed again, settling for way too many jumpers
and difficult looks. He definitely doesn't seem to be at full strength as he's
lacking that explosiveness we've all come to expect.
Wade had 19 points and eight assists but shot just 7-of-19
from the floor in the loss. We think he'll get above the 23 points posted for
tonight after getting called out again for his inconsistent play. Wade has to
get to the line more and we expect him to be more aggressive in that respect in