Last Updated Aug 30, 2021, 9:58 AM

Game 2 Props - Best Bets

The 2019 NBA Finals continue Sunday with Game 2 between the Toronto Raptors and Golden State Warriors from Scotiabank Arena. 

If you’re hesitant to back the side or total for the second installment in this series, then we suggest you take a closer look at the available player props.

Our experts went a combined 4-3 in the Game 1 opener on Thursday and returned a small profit just over two units ($240). The results could've been better but Toronto veteran center Marc Gasol surprised everybody and anybody with an eye-opening performance. 

Game 1 Results

Chris David: 2-1 (+270)
Kevin Rogers: 2-0 (+500)
Tony Mejia: 0-2 (-530)

Based on a five-unit bankroll, their top props are listed for Game 2 below.

Chris David

2 Units - Over 6 Stephen Curry Total Made Free Throws (-115)

Since Kevin Durant went down for Golden State, Curry has been the main offensive weapon and he’s racked up plenty of points from the free throw line. In last six games without KD, Curry has attempted 9.5 freebies from the charity stripe and he’s as automatic as they come in the NBA, hitting close to 92 percent. Outside of three attempts in a blowout win over Portland in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals, he’s easily eclipsed this betting number over the last six playoff contests. Some pundits believe he should’ve received more attempts in Game 1 and I believe he’ll get those calls on Sunday.

2 Units - Over 3.5 Klay Thompson Total Made 3-Point Field Goals (+130)

I went against Klay in Game 1 since his numbers haven’t been great in Golden State losses but he’s been a key catalyst in their playoff victories. Despite the defeat on Thursday, Thompson was 3-of-6 from 3-point land and his attempts was below his playoff average (7.2) and even more below his average without Durant in the lineup (8.5). Klay will certainly take his fair share of mid-range jumpers and layups off back-door cuts, but his bread-and-butter is 3-pointers. I like the Warriors to rebound on Sunday and I believe he’ll take at least nine shots from distance and we’ll only need four to cash this ticket.

1 Unit - Under 11 Marc Gasol Total Points (-105)

The big Spaniard burned my Game 1 prop wager in the first quarter and while I’m probably chasing against him, the numbers don’t support a dozen points in Game 2. Gasol hit 60 percent of his shots in the opener and he padded his 20-point night with a 6-for-6 spot from the free-throw line. Both the points and free throw attempts were playoff highs and I’m not buying a repeat performance here. After producing double-digit points in this year’s playoffs, Gasol averaged 9.6 point per game in the following contest. I’ll play the percentages and fade him on Sunday.

Kevin Rogers

3 Units - Under 22 Klay Thompson Total Points (-115)

We've Thompson have spectacular games in his career where he can go off any night. However, the second half of the Splash Brothers has struggled on the road in the playoffs by scoring 22 points or less in seven of nine games away from Oracle Arena. Struggle may be an unfair word for Thompson, but he has posted 27 points or more twice away from Oakland this postseason. The one key is Thompson rarely gets to the foul line, unlike Stephen Curry, which helps out this bet.

2 Units - Over 14.5 Kyle Lowry Total Points (-115)

Lowry has put up some terrible offensive performances in the playoffs, while coming off a seven-point effort in Game 1. However, Lowry was in foul trouble and still managed a decent stat line of six rebounds, nine assists and +11 rating. Expect Lowry to bounce back in Game 2 from a scoring standpoint as the Raptors' guard has scored 22 and 20 points in two playoff games after posting single-digits in his previous contest.

Tony Mejia

3 Units - Over 30.5 Draymond Green Points, Rebounds and Assists (-115)

Even though I ended up correct that Green would register a Game 1 triple-double, he failed to deliver on this prop for me in Game 1. Forgiving wouldn't be the first word used to describe me and Green certainly didn't play as well as he should've in the series opener, but I'm going back to the well on this one and counting on a much better performance. With Kevin Durant out, he's got to be the driving force if the Warriors are going to steal Game 2 and must stay out of foul trouble while being far more active. He's really seeing the game well, so I'll get back on board.

2 Units - Under 8.5 Danny Green Points (-115)

Although he's had an absolutely dreadful time shooting the ball this postseason, his 11-point contribution in Game 1 was invaluable. It was just the sixth time in these playoffs that he'd scored in double-digits but he came in on a 6-for-32 run from 3-point range before making three of seven to help secure Game 1, coming up huge when the Warriors smartly gambled off him. He'll have opportunities here too, but I'm fading him being as efficient.

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