The NBA playoffs have been full of blowouts, and that was the case again last night. Luka Doncic hit the over, although it was only by one point. Devin Booker wasn’t overly close, as he only scored 19 points in the blowout. Shockingly, he played 39 minutes. He wasn’t successful from the floor, though, and he lacked the overall shot attempts as well. We’re going to stick with NBA here, although we’re going to switch platforms. Below, I’ll outline my favorite bets involving Giannis Antetokounmpo and Tyus Jones on PrizePicks.
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2/2 Power Play – Giannis Antetokounmpo and Tyus Jones
Giannis Antetokounmpo over 32.5 points
Antetokounmpo is arguably the best player in the NBA. He’s an elite scorer, and he has the ability to dominate against any opponent. The key here is the overall situation. The best players come to play in the playoffs. Furthermore, the elite stars show up in close series.
Antetokounmpo played in a seven-game series against the Brooklyn Nets last postseason. He scored 33+ points in 5 of those 7 games, averaging 31.9 points per game in those contests. He also averaged 35.2 points per game in a five-game Finals series last season.
It shows that when needed, Antetokounmpo is a player that always shows up. He wasn’t truly needed to completely take over in the Chicago series, but he’s been needed in a close series with Boston. He’s scored 34+ points in each of his last 3 games, averaging 38.7 points per game over that span.
More importantly, Antetokounmpo’s taken 27+ shot attempts in each of his last four games. He’s a massive part of the offense, and Milwaukee can advance with a home win tonight. Furthermore, Antetokounmpo’s been a better scorer in Milwaukee this season, and I’m expecting a massive game from him tonight.
Tyus Jones over 16.5 points
Jones is taking on a significantly larger role for Memphis with Ja Morant out. He scored 19 points on 18 shots over 41 minutes in his first start. He followed that up with 21 points on 12 shot attempts over only 24 minutes in a blowout last game.
Jones is shooting well, and he’ll continue to play a massive role in the Memphis offense. If this game stays close, Jones could play 40+ minutes once again. He’s averaging 14.6 points per-36 minutes against Golden State this season, although that’s in a more limited role.
This total is set relatively high for Jones’ track record, but he’s taking on a massive role in the playoffs that he hasn’t found before. He’s averaging 5.9 more points per game without Morant in the lineup, and Jones will need another massive game to get Memphis back in this series.
Bet Giannis Antetokounmpo over 32.5 points and Tyus Jones over 16.5 points to win 3x