Let's take a look at at the other betting options NBA fans have for this Game 5 matchup. Here are my favorite individual player props for tonight's battle between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Miami Heat.
Let's see if there are any individual player props that are
worth rolling with for Game 5 between the Heat and Thunder.
LeBron and company are on a mission right now, just one game
away from winning it all.
They are favored by three for Game 5 tonight, while the
total is at 193. You can check out our picks and predictions for tonight's Game 5 on SBR's NBA betting page.
As for individual performances, have there been any changes
to the NBA odds? Without further ado...
What a special night it was for LeBron on Tuesday.
He chipped in everywhere, scoring 26 points on 10-of-20
shooting, dishing out a game-high 12 assists and grabbing nine rebounds. He
also had two steals.
More impressive was LeBron in the closing minutes, when he
shook off bad leg cramps to hit a go-ahead three. From there the Heat held on
to the lead and are now closing in on that coveted trophy.
Even after that monster night, the numbers have stayed
relatively still for LeBron. We're not quite sure how aggressive he'll be
tonight because he's bound to be incredibly sore, so our safest bet may be on
the OVER 5.5 assists as he tries to get everyone involved again.
Durant deferred to a red-hot Russell Westbrook in Game 4 but
still finished with 29 points on 9-of-19 shooting. He didn't really contribute
anywhere else though, posting only three assists and two rebounds in the
We're a tad disappointed with how KD has been playing in
this series. He hasn't simply taken over games like he did in the previous
rounds of the playoffs and we're wondering if the pressure is overwhelming him.
Regardless, Durant is the best pure scorer in the league and
should come out firing early and often tonight.
We'll stay away from his rebound numbers in a do-or-die Game
5 and instead go with the OVER 30 points.
In one of the more special individual efforts you're bound
to see in the playoffs, Russell Westbrook burned the Heat for 43 points
(20-of-32 FG), seven boards and five dimes on Tuesday.
It was all for naught though. Miami survived the storm just
like they did against an unstoppable Rajon Rondo in the Conference Finals.
Westbrook's game isn't going to change for anyone – he's
stated that much publicly – so why change anything with our NBA picks? James
Harden is struggling in a major way, meaning Westbrook and KD need to continue
doing the heavy lifting for this team. Take the OVER 24.5 points.
The Heat got another solid night from Dwyane Wade on
Tuesday. He battled his way to 25 points, five rebounds, three assists, two
steals and two blocks.
Wade's point prop is listed at 24.5 for Game 5, and with
LeBron potentially deferring more due to his tired legs, look for #3 to get
more looks. He's also been driving to the hoop much more over the last few
matchups and that's been key to Miami's lead in the series.
You may have noticed that we're going with a lot of OVERS
tonight, but that coincides with our play on the overall total for the game,
which we also think will eclipse the O/U. We expect another up-and-down game
with plenty of offensive opportunities for both sides.
Enjoy the game!