Raybon’s Warriors-Raptors Game 5 Prop: Will Serge Ibaka Grab 6 Rebounds?

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Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Serge Ibaka

  • Chris Raybon sees value on one player prop for Game 5 of the 2019 NBA Finals.
  • He breaks down how he is betting Raptors C Serge Ibaka's rebound prop.

The player prop highlighted below is for Game 5 of the 2019 NBA Finals on Monday night:

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Raptors C Serge Ibaka

THE PICK: Over 5.5 Rebounds (-114)

Ibaka is averaging exactly 5.5 rebounds per game in this series, but that figure sells him a bit short.

As I mentioned in our DFS breakdown, Ibaka is capable of putting up big numbers in limited action. Rebounding is a prime example: Despite playing an average of only 21.0 minutes this postseason, Ibaka is gobbling up 6.1 boards per contest and has grabbed at least six in 12-of-22 (54.5%) playoff games.

If you extend that back to include regular-season games in which Ibaka has come off the bench since the Raptors acquired Marc Gasol, Ibaka has pulled down at least six boards in 23-of-36 (63.8%) games.

I would put Ibaka’s true odds of grabbing six-plus somewhere in the middle of the two aforementioned rates and would bet over 5.5 up to -150.

This prop is rated a perfect 10 in Bet Quality by our props tool (59% win rate this season) with a 26% difference between projected and implied total.

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