Last Updated Aug 30, 2021, 9:58 AM
Game 5 Props - Best Bets
The 2019 NBA Finals continue Monday with Game 5 between the Toronto Raptors and Golden State Warriors, which could be the last contest of the series.
Similar to the first four games of this matchup, we're providing an alternative betting option for those that are hesitant to back either the side or total in the fifth installment.
Our trio of experts produced another winning day on Friday by going 5-3 for a profit of $462.50 in Game 4.
Through four games of the NBA Finals, the overall numbers from the group sits at 21-11 ($1,432.50).
Game 1 Results
Game 2 Results
Game 3 Results
Game 4 Results
Chris David: 10-2 (+1,660)
Kevin Rogers: 6-3 (+715)
Tony Mejia: 3-6 (-942.50)
Based on a five-unit bankroll, their top props are listed for Game 5 below.
2 Units – Over 10 ½ DeMarcus Cousins Total Points (-120)
Cousins is certainly not playing at 100 percent and head coach Steve Kerr has given him the early pull in three of the first four games in this series. That has hurt his results as he’s only averaging 6 PPG in this series. When he did receive minutes, 28 in Game 3, he finished with 11 points on 3-of-8 shooting and he earned four trips to the free throw line. Despite not receiving touches, he’s averaging close to six shots and I believe he’ll get close to that number again tonight. Along with those attempts, I’m expecting him to be aggressive and earn a few trips to the charity stripe as well.
2 Units – Under 18 ½ Pascal Siakam Total Points (-115)
After blowing up for 32 points in Game 1, Siakam has scored 12, 18 and 19 points. It appears that he’s lost his confidence in his jump shot, going 0-for-8 from distance in the last three games. The youngster is hit or miss and it seems that everybody on Toronto is content on letting Kawhi Leonard take the majority of the attempts. If Kevin Durant plays, I’m assuming Siakam will measure up with him defensively and that could spell early foul trouble. In close-out wins in the first three rounds of the playoffs, Siakim averaged 17.6 PPG. Barring a change in fortune from 3-point land, this number should slide to the low side.
1 Unit – Over 1 ½ Fred VanVleet Total Made 3-Point Field Goals (-145)
I’m a little surprised this number is 2 but the books are making you lay the juice to offset the lower number. VanVleet has been the most consistent outside shooter for Toronto in this series and he’s been playing with ridiculous confidence since his child was born recently. He’s averaging 3.6 triples in the last six games and the attempts will be there in Game 5 on Monday.
3 Units - Under 32 Kawhi Leonard Total Points (-115)
Leonard continues to make his case for NBA Finals MVP after scoring 36 points in the Game 4 comeback victory at Oracle Arena. Most of the damage by Leonard in these playoffs has come on the road as the Raptors' star has scored 27 points or less in three of his past four contests at Scotiabank Arena. Leonard has shot over 50% from the floor in the two games at Golden State, but struggled from the field in two home games, while needing most of his help from the foul line.
2 Units - Under 17 Andre Iguodala Total Points + Rebounds + Assists (-115)
Iguodala has scored in double-figures only once in this series, but has been a nice stat-filler by picking up at least six rebounds in the first three games. However, Iguodala is still not 100% and it showed as he scored three points, dished out three assists, and pulled down four rebounds. Iguodala has eclipsed this number three times in the series, but his Game 4 performance may be more indicative of what could happen tonight as opposed to the first three games.
2.5 Units - Over 14 Serge Ibaka Points and Rebounds (-115)
His six blocks in Game 3 helped the Raptors take control of the second half in Game 3 and his scoring and rebounding played a huge role in Friday night's victory. Although Marc Gasol continues to be effective, Ibaka's mobility has been a major reason why Toronto has been able to impose its will. Look for him to surpass this prop for a second straight contest.
1.5 Units - Over 32 Kawhi Leonard points (-115)
In a close-out game, Leonard will be relied upon to do the bulk of the scoring down the stretch and has less attention on him since teammates have stepped up and punished the Warriors for selling out with their defensive coverages against him. He's averaging just under 31 points per game through the first four contests and should surpass this number as he continues to pile on to the resume in what has been a remarkable postseason run.
1 Unit - Over 5.5 Fred VanVleet Rebounds and Assists (-115)
The backup point guard has started the second half in consecutive games and has played x-factor with his brilliant defense on Steph Curry. Look for head coach Nick Nurse to continue relying on his contributions, giving him sufficient time on the floor to surpass the numbers in these categories with his playmaking and hustle.