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.

Wednesday’s analysis will cover the following three props for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals featuring the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET:

  • LeBron James (Cavaliers) over/under 9.0 rebounds
  • Al Horford (Celtics) over/under 15.5 points
  • Kevin Love (Cavaliers) over/under 17.0 points

Looking for more props? Check out the FantasyLabs NBA Player Props tool.

 

Al Horford Under 15.5 Points (-125 at Bovada)

8:30 p.m. ET | ESPN

The Cavs made the decision to insert Tristan Thompson into the starting lineup in Game 2, and that decision has had a big impact on the defensive end — especially against Horford. Thompson has spent the majority of his time defending Horford, limiting him to just 3-of-11 shooting over 137 possessions. As a result, Horford has averaged 8.5 points per 100 possessions below his season average in that matchup, failing to crack 15 points in each of the past three games.

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Ken Blaze – USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: LeBron James.