NBA Finals Game 5 PrizePicks Player Props: How to Bet Andrew Wiggins & Robert Williams III on Monday
Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Andrew Wiggins #22 of the Golden State Warriors.
- The NBA Finals have been great for player props, and Game 5 sets up as another great opportunity.
- Tyler Schmidt is taking a look at role players in Monday's matchup and likes two specific PrizePicks props.
- Check out his breakdown and picks for Celtics vs. Warriors.
Player props have become among the most popular bets in the industry, but while the amount of states with legalized gambling is growing, some may feel left out.
With PrizePicks, you get the opportunity to essentially parlay game prop over/unders with cash payouts depending on how many you get correct on that day’s slate.
You can do a Flex Play or a Power Play. A Flex Play gives you lesser odds, but you can win money even if you don’t nail every pick. Meanwhile, a Power Play is similar to a parlay — it’s all or nothing.
Here’s how I would approach today’s matchup in the NBA Finals.
What is PrizePicks? A daily fantasy operator — meaning they’re available in more states (30) than sports betting is! — PrizePicks offers a unique opportunity for action on player props in which you parlay two or more plays together.
NBA PrizePicks Parlay
Andrew Wiggins Over 6.5 Rebounds
The Golden State Warriors tied this series up at two games apiece behind massive games from Stephen Curry and Andrew Wiggins. We’re looking at Wiggins and his rebound prop tonight as he is coming off a career-high 16 rebounds in Game 4. His prop line jumped by one, but still seems a bit too low.
Starting Otto Porter over Kevon Looney threw a little curveball at us, but it actually benefited Wiggins. Draymond Green getting benched for playing so poorly helped as well. Wiggins has averaged over this prop in every playoff series and he has reached seven or more rebounds in 10 of his past 20 games.
At DraftKings, Wiggins is -140 for the over of 6.5 rebounds. In playoff games where he plays 35 or more minutes, Wiggins is averaging 8.6 rebounds per game. Being the primary defender of Celtics star Jayson Tatum has solidified his playing time in this series as he is averaging 37.3 minutes per game.
This is a good rebounding matchup for Wiggins as the Celtics have allowed the sixth-most rebounds per game to opponents during the playoffs. During this series Wiggins not only leads the Warriors, but he also leads every other player in rebound chances with 13.3 per game. The line increased, but there is still value.
Robert Williams Under 7.0 Points
Taking an under prop has been valuable during the playoffs because of the blowouts. Also, normally taking a PrizePicks prop that is a whole number provides a lot of value, though it does bring the draw into play. A draw or a wash is not a bad thing in the prop world, it will just drop that pick and take your others in the parlays.
Robert Williams under props are always in play as he continues to deal with a knee injury. He re-injured his knee in Game 4, but is “optimistic” he will be able to play in Game 5. Williams played 31 minutes in Game 4, which is the most he has played in any game since March.
Playing alongside Al Horford in the starting lineup has also diminished the production from Williams, who is averaging 6.3 points per game and only attempting 3.3 field goals per game in this series. The most shots he has taken was five in Game 3. Williams has only two free throw attempts all series.
Game 1 was the only game in which Williams had recorded above a 10% usage rate. During this series he is averaging a 7.1% usage rate and only 23.8 minutes. He is one of the last options on offense and even with the Warriors starting a small lineup in Game 4, he still only had seven points in 31 minutes.