I’m back with three more NBA player props predictions. Today, we’re going to analyze scoring props at MyBookie. They have released over/under markets on how many points a player will average in the 2020 NBA playoffs (Player must play a minimum of four games for action).
These props are for the NBA playoffs only, not the initial eight-game seeding schedule.
Best NBA Playoff Scoring Props Predictions
LeBron James Playoff Scoring Props Predictions
Prop Odds: Over 26.5 PPG (-130) vs. Under 26.5 PPG (-110)
The Lakers average 114.3 PPG (7th). Anthony Davis (26.7 PPG) and James (25.7 PPG) are scoring 45.8% of the team’s points this season and that could increase further in the playoffs.
The only other player on the Lakers averaging 10+ PPG is Kyle Kuzma (12.5 PPG).
We’re going to need to see vintage playoff James if the Lakers want to win a title.
James has played in the playoffs in 13 seasons. He has averaged 28.9 PPG in the playoffs and he has only averaged less than 26.5 PPG in the playoffs in four seasons. James missed the playoffs last year, but in the four years prior with the Cavs, he averaged 30.1 PPG, 26.3 PPG, 32.8 PPG and 34.0 PPG.
With a lack of scoring depth, the Lakers will need James and Davis to takeover.
The NBA West playoffs are going to be tough to navigate as well. Another reason I’m betting on the over here is because James has had a lot of time to rest up and get focused on winning another title.
Best Bet: LeBron James Over 26.5 PPG (-130) at MyBookie
Prop Odds: Over 30.0 PPG (-130) vs. Under 30.0 PPG (-110)
Antetokounmpo leads the Bucks in scoring (29.6 PPG) and he only played 30.9 MPG. Giannis has improved his scoring totals in every single season since his rookie year.
With the months-long layoff, I expect the Greek Freak to average a lot more than 30.9 MPG.
After struggling in the NBA playoffs last season, Antetokounmpo will be hungry to redeem himself as well. In last year’s playoffs, he averaged 25.5 PPG, but only on 49.2% shooting from the field.
This year he’s shooting 54.7% from the field and he’s averaging 20 shot attempts per game.
The Bucks aren’t as deep as they were last season either after losing Malcolm Brogdon. They’re going to need Giannis Antetokounmpo to lead the playoffs in scoring if they want to win a title.
Best Bet: Giannis Antetokounmpo Over 30.0 PPG (-130) at MyBookie
Pascal Siakam Playoff Scoring Props Predictions
Props Odds: Over 22.5 PPG (-120) vs. Under 22.5 PPG (-120)
This line on Siakam seems a little bit low and I’ll explain why.
First off, Siakam leads the Raptors this season in scoring (23.6 PPG). He’s the only player on the team averaging 20+ PPG and his role once the playoffs start is going to be expanded.
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In last season’s playoffs, Siakam averaged 19.0 PPG (47% FG%) and that was with Leonard in the mix.
Leonard is gone and Siakam is the #1 option.
There were games in last year’s playoffs where Siakam took over nearly every possession. If the Raptors want any hope at repeating, Siakam needs to be scoring more than 22.5 PPG. Siakam is a threat to score from anywhere on the court.
He can get to the rim, he’s great on fast break opportunities, he can shoot the 3-ball (35.9% 3P%) and he gets to the free throw line more than five times per game on average.
Best Bet: Pascal Siakam Over 22.5 Points (-120) at MyBookie
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