NBA Finals Game 1 Player Props

LeBron James Total Points o/u (34.5) - I can imagine that most people will be taking the over on this one. LeBron is averaging 34 points per game in the 2018 postseason. However, in Game One of each series, he has only scored 24, 26, & 15. You might want to keep this trend in mind when betting this player prop tonight.

LeBron James Total Made Free Throws o/u (7.5) - LeBron has actually been pretty brutal from the line in the previous two playoff series against the Celtics and the Raptors. He averaged 4.8 made free throws per game in the semi finals and 6.4 made free throws per game in the ECF. He also had 1-6, 5-10, & 4-8 performances from the line. In his 11 previous games, LeBron has gone under 7.5 made free throws in 7 of them.

LeBron James Total Made 3PT FG o/u (1.5) - This one seems like such an easy over doesn’t it? Not so fast. In LBJ’s four games against the Raptors, he went 1-8, 1-3, 1-4, & 0-3 from 3 land. In the seven games against the Celtics, he went 0-5, 5-11, 3-3, 1-4, 1-6, 5-7, & 3-8. Similar to his free throws, he went under in 7 of his last 11 games.

LeBron James - will he record a triple double? Yes (+190) No (-235) - He has had 2 triple doubles in 18 postseason games this year, I would take my chances taking the no on this one although it’s a lot of juice to drink.

J.R. Smith Total Points o/u (9.5) - J.R. is averaging 8.3 points per game this season and he has gone under 9.5 points in 10 of 18 playoff games.

Kevin Durant Total Points o/u (30.5) - Durant is averaging 26.4 points per game this season and 29 points per game in the postseason. This line is set just about perfect. KD has only gone over 30.5 in 6 of 17 playoff games.