We’re starting to see some teams get eliminated from the NBA Playoffs! The Boston Celtics sent home the Brooklyn Nets in four games, and now the Milwaukee Bucks and Golden State Warriors have a chance to eliminate their opponents from the playoffs tonight.
The Bulls will be without Zach LaVine due to Health and Safety Protocol, and Alex Caruso might be out due to a concussion. Meanwhile, Khris Middleton will still be on the sideline for the Bucks due to injury.
Steph Curry is still expected to come off the bench for the Warriors in the other game, but that shouldn’t hurt his production.
Here are some player props that you can consider for tonight’s two-game NBA slate on April 27.
Bulls vs. Bucks: DeMar DeRozan Over 41.5 Points, Rebounds, Assists
The Bulls are 12-point underdogs against the Bucks tonight without Zach LaVine. However, the only logical thing you can do here is bet on DeMar DeRozan to have a big game. DeRozan already averaged 27.9 points per game in the regular season and could score a lot more than that with LaVine out. His usage will be higher, and he will want to do the little things like rebound and assist once the defense starts to double-team him.
DeRozan adding 35 or more points in this game isn’t unreasonable. Then he’ll get the rest from rebounds and assists, and he’s a 30-5-5 guy, even when LaVine is on the floor.
Bet: DeRozan Over 41.5 Points, Rebounds, Assists (-102 at DraftKings)
Bulls vs. Bucks: Bobby Portis Over 24.5 Points, Rebounds
Since Middleton’s absence, Bobby Portis is starting to play at a very high level with consistency. Portis had 18 points and 16 rebounds in Game 3 and scored 14 points with 10 rebounds in Game 5. Portis will take his fair share of threes. Portis has attempted 12 threes in his last two games and has made five. He’s also shooting 50 percent from the field in those two games.
Look for Portis’ confidence to stick around. He’s not afraid of the bright lights and also just got 33 minutes in a blow-out win against the Bulls in Game 4.
You can also go the route of just taking him to get a double-double. That would also make sense as he has three double-doubles in four games in the playoffs.
Bet: Bobby Portis Over 24.5 Points, Rebounds (-125 at FanDuel)
Nuggets vs. Warriors: Draymond Green Under .5 3-pointers
Draymond Green is averaging six shot attempts per game and has taken no more than three 3-pointers per game in the playoffs this season. Green only shot one in Game 4 and went 0-for-1 from three. He nailed one three in the previous three games, but things changed in Game 4.
Green has been more aggressive on the glass and has done more of the dirty work. When he’s playing that type of role, he’s not going to take nearly as many shots. Green added 11 rebounds to go with 13 points and six assists. That was the first game where he had more than six rebounds in the playoffs.
To begin with, he’s not a scorer and not a great shooter, and he might have one or maybe even no attempts in this game from three. So take the under here.
Bet: Draymond Green Under .5 Three-pointers (-138 at FanDuel)
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