This article offers data-driven analysis on notable NBA player prop bets, often incorporating The Action Network’s public betting data along with the tools at FantasyLabs and Sports Insights.

Thursday’s analysis will cover the following three props for Game 1 of the NBA Finals featuring the Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors at 9 p.m. ET:

  • Tristan Thompson (Cavaliers) over/under 7.5 points
  • Stephen Curry (Warriors) over/under 25.5 points
  • JR Smith (Cavaliers) over/under 9.5 points

Looking for more props? Check out the FantasyLabs NBA Player Props tool and our FREE Game 1 Props Sheet.

 

 

Tristan Thompson Under 7.5 Points (-115 at Bovada)

9 p.m. ET | ABC

Thompson played an important role for the Cavaliers during the Eastern Conference Finals but still averaged just 7.4 points per game. Though he logged nearly 28 minutes per game in that series, he’s not guaranteed to play anywhere near as many against the Warriors. Golden State plays much smaller and faster than the Celtics, forcing the Cavs to play smaller lineups in response. Thompson was essentially benched for most of the Pacers series; he’s never exactly been entrenched in the rotation.

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Troy Taormina – USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Stephen Curry