Ken Blaze – USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: LeBron James.
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
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Al Horford Under 15.5 Points (-125)
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.