Clippers vs. Suns Player Props: Deandre Ayton has Bettors’ Attention for Game 2
Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Deandre Ayton.
Deandre Ayton is the recipient of the two most-bet player props at BetMGM for Tuesday night’s Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals between the Los Angeles Clippers and Phoenix Suns.
Ayton to score more than 15.5 points (+100) and to have more than 24.5 combined points and rebounds (-125) are the most popular player props on the sportsbook as of Tuesday afternoon.
Ayton has fulfilled the points criteria in five of the 11 playoff games he’s played this season, though he’s only scored more than 15 points twice since Game 3 of their first-round series against the Los Angeles Lakers.
He most recently put up 20 in the Suns’ 120-114 victory over the Clippers in Game 1 on Sunday.
Ayton has matched or surpassed 25 combined points and rebounds in eight of his 11 playoff games. He did so in Games 1 through 4 of the first round, Games 1 through 3 of the Suns’ Western Conference semifinals matchup with the Denver Nuggets and again in Game 1 of the WCF.
The 6-foot-11 big man from the Bahamas averaged 14.4 points and 10.5 rebounds per game over 69 games during the regular season.
The most popular game prop on BetMGM is for the Suns to win by 1-5 points (+400).
The Suns opened as 6-point favorites to defend home court and send the Clippers home to LA down 2-0. That line has since moved to -4.5.
About 66% of the tickets and 77% of the total money is on the Suns’ spread as opposed to the Clippers’.
Phoenix opened as -250 favorites, but that line has since shortened to -190. Roughly 37% of the moneyline tickets are on the Suns with about 54% of the handle.