Last Updated May 18, 2022, 12:19 PM
NBA Playoff Props for Tuesday, May 17
Prop Betting Expert
Prop betting expert Stuart Durst gives his top prop bets to consider for NBA Playoffs action on Tuesday, May 17. Check out his top play for the hardwood action below.
- PJ Tucker (MIA) Over 0.5 3PM (-120) + Jimmy Butler (MIA) Over 0.5 3PM (-120) at DraftKings
- Jimmy Butler (MIA) Over 0.5 3PM, Over 0.5 Steals + Max Strus (MIA) Over 1.5 3PM (-115) at DraftKings
PJ Tucker (MIA) Over 0.5 3PM (-120) + Jimmy Butler (MIA) Over 0.5 3PM (-120)
Today we have an exciting game 1 between the Celtics and Heat. Just a general reminder that it's always good to approach these games 1’s with a bit of caution, rotations and minutes aren't set in stone, and a lot can change from series to series. That being said, I think both Tucker and Butler have shown that they are two of the more reliable guys left in the playoffs. Tucker is a gritty defender, aggressive rebounder, and dependable shooter, he has 1+ 3pm in all but 2 playoff games so far and I expect that trend to continue here. Jimmy Butler has 1+ 3PM in every playoff game thus far, and has clearly gotten more comfortable from beyond the arc.
Jimmy Butler (MIA) Over 0.5 3PM, Over 0.5 Steals + Max Strus (MIA) Over 1.5 3PM (-115)
I also ended up sprinkling on Butler 1.5 3PM at +165, was a hard bet to make for a guy that struggled during the regular season so much, but he’s clearly in a different gear this postseason. Butler has a steal & 3pm in every playoff game so far this year, averaging over 2 steals per game. Boston showed that they definitely are capable of turning the ball over, and I expect Jimmy to continue his steal streak. Strus is going back against the team that cut him previously, and probably wants to make a statement in game 1. Strus is seeing some crazy volume, and without Lowry in the lineup, should continue to see 30+ minutes. He has 2+ 3PM in 8 of 10 games, and in his two misses he still took 7 and 5 3PA. The crazy volume should continue for the former undrafted player.
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