The Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks will take the floor for Game 3 in Milwaukee on Thursday night, as the Nets are currently up 2-0 in the series after two dominant wins.
With both teams boasting big-name superstars, there are plenty of 2021 NBA Playoffs props that you can place bets on.
Kevin Durant to Score 30+ Points (-165, BetMGM Sportsbook)
Kevin Durant is essentially a very safe bet to score 30+ points in this one. He was unstoppable in Game 2, as he put up 32 points on 12-of-18 shooting. The Bucks tried throwing multiple defenders at him hoping to slow him down, but Durant is just too smart and naturally gifted to be shut down, as he can either pull up at any time or get to the rim with ease.
He didn’t even play the fourth quarter in the Nets’ dominant win, so if this game is any closer, we can expect KD to drop another 30 points.
Kyrie Irving to Make 4+ Three-Point Field Goals (-144, FanDuel Sportsbook)
Kyrie Irving made four 3-pointers in the Nets’ last win over the Bucks, and it’s not unreasonable to think he can do it again. With James Harden out, the Nets will need Irving to get his shot attempts off from deep, and once Irving gets into the flow of the game, he’s hard to stop.
Irving is also one of only four players in NBA history to average 25+ points per game on 50/40/90 shooting.
Giannis Antetokounmpo to Record Under 46.5 Combined Points and Rebounds (-120, BetMGM)
The Nets have found their weapon on defense to shut down Giannis Antetokounmpo, and that is Blake Griffin, as Griffin has denied Antetokounmpo easy access to the rim on drives, forcing the two-time MVP to take jumpers instead.
Antetokounmpo should fare much better at home, but it’s still safe to stick with the under here, as it just seems like the Nets’ defense has him figured out, and once the Nets start putting points up on the board in a hurry, it could very well force the Bucks into taking desperation threes.
Bruce Brown Over 9.5 Points (-104, FanDuel Sportsbook)
Take the over on this one. With Harden out, the Nets need guys to step up, and with the Bucks shifting much of their defensive attention towards Kyrie and KD, that’ll free up Brown to get to the paint off the ball and put up floaters throughout the course of the game, as those points will add up quickly.
The Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Clippers series will also be a close one, as both teams are very capable of getting to the Finals.
Kawhi Leonard – Alternate Points: Under 23.5 (+225, FanDuel Sportsbook)
The Jazz are a top-notch defensive team with Rudy Gobert manning the middle, so it might be tough for Kawhi Leonard to get looks at the rim like he’s accustomed to.
With the Clippers on the road, it might be tough for them to find sticktoitiveness in a loud environment, as the Jazz could see themselves up 2-0 at the end of the night.