May 24th NBA Props โ€“ Player Props & Best Bets for Heat vs Bucks, Nuggets vs Trail Blazers


Jusuf Nurkic

Jusuf Nurkic battles Jokic in Game 2 for Portland (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire)

  • The 2020-21 NBA Playoffs continue Monday night at 7:30pm ET on TNT
  • Player props offer a unique way to get into the action
  • See available player props for the top players taking to the floor tonight within the story below

Itโ€™s been years since the NBA playoffs had eight first round games all stay competitive but it happened over the weekend. Given the situation, itโ€™s safe to say the NBA playoffs are must watch television at this point.

Bettors only have two games to pick through tonight but both are well worth the look. TNT is carrying both beginning with the Miami Heat and Milwaukee Bucks at 7:30pm ET followed by the Portland Trail Blazers and Denver Nuggets at 10:00pm ET.

As always, value can almost always be found in the player prop market. Check out the table below to see the lines on the players taking the floor tonight. Scroll down to see two of the better bets on the board.

May 24th NBA Player Props and Odds

Heat vs Bucks Points at FanDuel Rebounds Assists Three Pointers Made
Jimmy Butler (Heat) 23.5 ( Ov -116 / Un -106) 7.5 ( Ov -124 / Un +102) 7.5 ( Ov +104 / Un -106) 1.5 ( Ov +176 / Un -230)
Bam Adebayo (Heat) 17.5 ( Ov -110 / Un -110) 9.5 ( Ov +110 / Un -134) 5.5 ( Ov +122 / Un -150) OFF
Goran Dragic (Heat) 16.5 ( Ov -112 / Un -108) 3.5 ( Ov +100 / Un -122) 3.5 ( Ov -114 / Un -106) 2.5 ( Ov -115 / Un -111)
Tyler Herro (Heat) 10.5 ( Ov -102 / Un -120) 3.5 ( Ov +130 / Un -160) OFF 1.5 ( Ov -156 / Un +122)
Giannis Antetokounmpo (Bucks) 28.5 ( Ov -116 / Un -104) 12.5 ( Ov -134 / Un +110) 5.5 ( Ov +102 / Un -124) 1.5 ( Ov +158 / Un -205)
Khris Middleton (Bucks) 21.5 ( Ov -106 / Un -116) 5.5 ( Ov -115 / Un -105) 5.5 ( Ov +124 / Un -152) 2.5 ( Ov -120 / Un -106)
Jrue Holiday (Bucks) 18.5 ( Ov -106 / Un -116) 5.5 ( Ov +116 / Un -142) 6.5 ( Ov -104 / Un -118) 1.5 ( Ov -146 / Un +114)
Brook Lopez (Bucks) 12.5 ( Ov -106 / Un -116) 4.5 ( Ov -144 / Un +118) OFF 0.5 ( Ov -250 / Un +190)
Trail Blazers vs Nuggets Points Rebounds Assists Three Pointers Made
Damian Lillard (Trail Blazers) 29.5 ( Ov -108 / Un -114) 4.5 ( Ov +116 / Un -142) 7.5 ( Ov -105 / Un -115) 3.5 ( Ov -154 / Un +120)
CJ McCollum (Trail Blazers) 21.5 ( Ov -112 / Un -110) 4.5 ( Ov +116 / Un -142) 4.5 ( Ov +118 / Un -144) 2.5 ( Ov -154 / Un +120)
Norman Powell (Trail Blazers) 16.5 ( Ov -124 / Un +102) 3.5 ( Ov +104 / Un -128) OFF 1.5 ( Ov -186 / Un +144)
Jusuf Nurkic (Trail Blazers) 14.5 ( Ov -120 / Un -102) 10.5 ( Ov -115 / Un -105) 3.5 ( Ov -104 / Un -115) OFF
Nikola Jokic (Nuggets) 31.5 ( Ov -106 / Un -116) 11.5 ( Ov -132 / Un +108) 6.5 ( Ov -134 / Un +110) 1.5 ( Ov -118 / Un -108)
Michael Porter Jr. (Nuggets) 24.5 ( Ov -104 / Un -116) 8.5 ( Ov +114 / Un -140) OFF 3.5 ( Ov +138 / Un -178)
Aaron Gordon (Nuggets) 11.5 ( Ov -120 / Un -102) 6.5 ( Ov +116 / Un -142) OFF 0.5 ( Ov -186 / Un +144)
Austin Rivers (Nuggets) 10.5 ( Ov +102 / Un -124) 3.5 ( Ov +130 / Un -160) 2.5 ( Ov -154 / Un +126) 1.5 ( Ov -125 / Un -102)

Odds as of May 24th

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Butler for Three

Jimmy Butler is a bad man. We all know that. The Miami Heat may be the sixth seed in the east, but with Butler, they are a team that nobody wants to face. He has never really been known for his three-point shooting, but make no mistake, he can drain the three.

One of the most notable things about game one was the fact that Miami took 50 three-point attempts. On the season, they only averaged 36 per game which was tenth most in the NBA. This wasnโ€™t surprising since Milwaukee saw opponents take 38.7 threes per game this season but it gives bettors an attack surface.

Jimmy Butler is the most obvious Heat player to target in this area since he took nine attempts from downtown in game one. To put that into perspective, he only had three games all season where he took more than six trays. He hit at least two in all three of those contests. If he take more than six attempts from downtown again tonight, the +176 on his made threes prop is a safe bet.

  • The Pick: Butler OVER 1.5 Made Threes (+176)

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Nurkic the Setup Guy

If the weekend taught us anything, itโ€™s that the Portland Trail Blazers/Denver Nuggets series is going to be fun. The Trail Blazers are not the typical six-seed and they proved it by beating the Nuggets on their home floor in the opening game. Although Damian Lillard gets all the love, one guy that flies under the radar is Jusuf Nurkic.

Nurkicโ€™s minutes are trending up as Portland will need his defense against Nikola Jokic. Heโ€™s a great passer for a big man and being on the floor more makes him a target in the assist market. He ended up playing 32 minutes in game one and recorded five assists on eight potential assists.

In the regular season, Nurkic only played 28 or more minutes ten times. In nine of those games, he came away with at least four assists. Given the likelihood of him approaching 30 minutes again tonight, the over on his assist prop seems like a smart move. Especially at the -104 price tag.

  • The Pick: Nurkic OVER 3.5 Assists (-104)
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