Best NBA Playoffs Player Prop Bets Today (April 27)

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We are down to just a pair of NBA playoff games Wednesday with the home teams likely to finish things off in their respective Game 5s. Here are two player prop picks from each game with odds from BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review), one of BMR’s top-rated sportsbooks. 

Chicago Bulls vs. Milwaukee Bucks

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 – 07:30 PM EDT at Fiserv Forum 

Nikola Vucevic 

Not all that long ago, it seemed like this might actually be a series. The Bulls played very well in a Game 1 loss in Milwaukee and then upset the Bucks in Game 2. The defending NBA champs also lost All-Star guard Khris Middleton to an injury in Game 2 that ruled him out the rest of the series. Could the Bulls maybe get this to 6-7 games? Nope. 

The Bucks absolutely obliterated the Bulls in Games 3-4 in the Windy City, and the series is ending tonight because Chicago will be without All-Star guard Zach LaVine as well as most likely fellow starting guard Alex Caruso, probably the team’s best defensive player. This should be a blowout. 

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Unfortunately, I think the player who benefits the most statistically Wednesday for Chicago is rookie guard Ayo Dosunmu, who should slide into the starting lineup but as of this writing, there are no over/under props for him. I would go over his total points + rebounds + assists if they are posted. 

Without LaVine, the Bucks can really focus defensively on the only two remaining offensive players the Bulls have in DeMar DeRozan and Nikola Vucevic. DeRozan’s point total is set at over/under 28.5 points and in the regular season I’d probably take that here, but he has been held to 23 points or fewer in three of the four playoff games.

Vucevic actually is having a solid series in averaging 19.5 points and 11.5 rebounds. Alas, he can’t exactly get his own shot. His over/under total is simply too high. DFS projections I have seen have Vucevic with 17 points and 11 rebounds.

NBA Pick: Vucevic Under 30.5 points + Rebounds (-120) at BetOnline 

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Bobby Portis  

As for Milwaukee’s Bobby Portis, the former Bull was limited to six minutes in Game 2 due to an eye injury but after not having a double-double in the first 26 games of his playoff career, Portis has double-doubles in three of four games this postseason.

I simply think his total is too high as well because the game could be out of hand by the third quarter and Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer will pull his starters. DFS projections have Portis finishing with 14 points and nine rebounds.  

NBA Pick: Portis Under 25.5 Points + Rebounds (-125) at BetOnline 

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Denver Nuggets vs. Golden State Warriors

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 – 10:00 PM EDT at Chase Center 

Steph Curry

While the Nuggets don’t have any new injury issues entering Game 5, I expect them to be eliminated after losing the first two games in San Francisco quite easily. The Warriors tend to love Game 5s as they are 11-3 in them since the 2015 playoffs. In playoff series-clinching games, the Warriors are 18-8 since 2015 after losing Game 4 in Denver. 

The expected big news for Game 5 is that the minutes restriction is over for Dubs star Steph Curry and he’s expected to return to the starting lineup. Maybe Golden State should keep him on the bench considering the team is 5-0 all-time in playoff games that Curry has been a reserve.

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The two-time MVP has made at least one three-pointer in each of the four playoff games, extending his NBA postseason record streak to 116 consecutive games. 

Curry has topped three made three-pointers just once in this series when he hit 5-for-10 in 23 minutes in Game 2. Now that his minutes restriction is over, he should plenty more shot attempts. 

NBA Pick: Curry Over 3.5 Made Three-Pointers (-130) at BetOnline 

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Aaron Gordon

As for Denver’s Gordon, he was a big part of why the team extended the series in Game 4 with a series-high 21 points to go with six rebounds. Coach Michael Malone decided to stick Gordon on Jordan Poole to start the game in the hopes that it would get Gordon engaged on both ends of the court. It worked.

Thing is, Poole is probably coming off the bench in this matchup and Gordon would be run ragged covering Curry, plus out on the perimeter and not getting rebounds. 

In the first two games of this series in San Francisco, Gordon totaled 13 and 12 combined points + rebounds.  

NBA Pick: Gordon Under 21.5 Points + Rebounds (-105) at BetOnline 

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