Last Updated Jun 02, 2022, 9:29 PM

NBA Player Props for Thursday, June 2

Prop betting expert Stuart Durst gives his top prop bets to consider for NBA Playoffs action on Thursday, June 2. Check out his top play for the hardwood action below.

  • Draymond Green (GSW) Over 0.5 Blocks + Marcus Smart (BOS) Over 0.5 Assists 1Q (-120) at DraftKings
  • Jayson Tatum (BOS) Over 0.5 Rebounds 1Q + Marcus Smart (BOS) Over 0.5 Assists 1Q + Steph Curry (GSW) Over 0.5 Rebounds (-120) at DraftKings

Draymond Green (GSW) Over 0.5 Blocks + Marcus Smart (BOS) Over 0.5 Assists 1Q (-120)

Wow! A block prop that isn't Robert Williams, that's exciting. Draymond Green averaged 1.1 blocks per game during the regular season (on 28 MPG) and has continued that momentum thus far in the playoffs. Draymond has recorded a block in 13/16 playoff games thus far, with most of misses really coming down to foul trouble. In game 1, with that home crowd behind them, I’m expecting a strong performance and I think Draymond's defensive presence will play a huge part in it. The tallest player in this series is Robert Williams at 6’9, Draymond shouldnt lose any minutes to size mismatches.

I really can't believe we are getting this price on Marcus Smart, especially considering 1+ 1Q assist was close to -1000 during the regular season. Smart has 1+ 1Q assist in 9 straight games, and 14 of 15 total playoff games so far. While he had some injury concerns limiting his minutes, he was still able to cash this number playing only around 7-8 minutes. With additional time to be healthy, I expect him to play much closer to his normal 10-12 minute workload. Timelord back in the lineup should also create additional opportunities, especially considering he may not make it out of the first quarter.

Jayson Tatum (BOS) Over 0.5 Rebounds 1Q + Marcus Smart (BOS) Over 0.5 Assists 1Q + Steph Curry (GSW) Over 0.5 Rebounds (-120)

This one is fairly simple, going to depend on the stars to keep doing what they’re doing.Stephen Curry is averaging 2.1 rebounds in the first quarter this postseason, playing the full 12 minutes in a majority of recent games. Curry benefits from long rebounds, and while the Celtics dont take quite as many as the Mavericks, they are still plenty aggressive from beyond the arc. Curry has 1+ in 13 of 16 games, and 3+ in 5 straight games. Jayson Tatum is averaging 2.1 rebounds and has 1+ in 16 of 17 playoff games. He has been extremely consistent, and should benefit from Robert Williams playing limited minutes.

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