Top 3 OddsTrader NBA Player Props (May 16): Jamal Murray to Lead Nuggets as They Seek Revenge

NBA Prop Pick: Jamal Murray Over 24.5 Points (-121) at Caesars Sportsbook

Picks Summary:

  • Jamal Murray Over 24.5 Points (-121)
  • Anthony Davis Under 13.5 Rebounds (-130)
  • LeBron James Over 5.5 Assists (-115)

The NBA Playoffs are down to four teams. The Western Conference Finals begin tonight. The Denver Nuggets host the Los Angeles Lakers. This will be a fun and exciting game and we will win some money on it as well because I used the OddsTrader tool to find the very best NBA player props.

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets

Tuesday, May 16, 2023 – 08:30 PM EDT at Ball Arena

Jamal Murray (Denver Nuggets)

  • Over 24.5 Points

The Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Lakers will meet again in the Western Conference Finals. The two teams faced off in 2020. In that series, the Lakers were able to defeat the Nuggets en route to winning the NBA championship. The Nuggets will help to turn the tables with help from their home-court fans.

The Pick

Jamal Murray is averaging 25.9 points per game during these playoffs. He’s shooting 46.1% from the field and an outstanding 39.5% from three-point range. He is an awesome 91.5% from the free-throw line. Murray has been an effective shooter and a key part of the Nuggets’ success this postseason.

Murray has gone Over tonight’s prop total in three of his last four games. The Murray and Jokic pick-and-roll is the best play the Nuggets can run. If the Lakers sag on Nikola Jokic, Murray will not be hesitant to knock down the open shot as he did against the Phoenix Suns.

During these playoffs, Murray averages 20.7 shots per game. That is plenty of opportunity for Murray to go Over his prop total tonight.

NBA Prop Pick: Jamal Murray Over 24.5 Points (-121) at Caesars Sportsbook

Anthony Davis (Los Angeles Lakers)

  • Under 13.5 Rebounds

Anthony Davis has emerged as the Los Angeles Lakers’ best player. Davis was absolutely dominant against the Golden State Warriors. He is averaging 21.2 points and 14 rebounds per game over the playoffs. The Lakers will need Davis to be the best player on the floor if they are to advance to the Finals against the Denver Nuggets.

The Pick

Anthony Davis averaged 12.5 rebounds per game during the regular season. Davis took advantage of two smaller teams: the Memphis Grizzlies and the Golden State Warriors to up his rebounding total to 14 rebounds per game during the postseason. However, Davis was able to thrive against smaller teams.

The Warriors are small in general, and the Grizzlies had a myriad of injuries to their frontcourt. Davis will not be the biggest player on the court going against the Nuggets, who are a team that is filled with size and tenacity on the glass.

Davis’ rebounding success against smaller teams has run this rebounding prop total up too high. Our second player prop for the evening is Anthony Davis Under 13.5 rebounds.

NBA Prop Pick: Anthony Davis Under 13.5 Rebounds (-130) at Bet365

LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers)

  • Over 5.5 Assists

LeBron James should see plenty of defensive attention from the Denver Nuggets tonight. The Nuggets have the size to slow down LeBron which the Warriors and the Grizzlies failed to have.

LeBron is a smart basketball player and will make the pass to an open teammate rather than force a shot. This will be evident tonight when LeBron dishes plenty of assists to his teammates to go Over his assist prop total.

The Pick

Lebron James averaged 6.8 assists per game during the regular season. During the postseason, this fell to 5.36 assists per game because LeBron had such a good matchup it made sense for him to attack the rim rather than a dish for open teammates. That will be quite different tonight when LeBron faces a higher-caliber defender than he faced against the Warriors.

LeBron’s passing brilliance will be on display. LeBron has gone over this total in three of his last four games. The final player prop for the evening is LeBron James Over 5.5 assists.

NBA Prop Pick: LeBron James Over 5.5 Assists (-115) at Bet365 is your sports betting command center. Read featured betting strategy compiled from a panel of leading sports betting experts.

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