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Our Game 1 Same Game Parlay play went out the window almost immediately because we invested in Bobby Portis thinking that Giannis wouldn’t play. While we lost the parlay, we didn’t lose our money, thanks to the risk-free offer from FanDuel. We once again will try and get a big hit with a $10 bet on plus money odds stacked together.
Chris Paul wants the Finals MVP award, and there is almost no question he will get it if the Suns win. If he simply has a standard performance the rest of the way he grabs the award, no question. Tonight, he will likely have a standard performance after scoring 32 points in the first game. I think that Paul gets to only about 19 points tonight at most. Don’t get me wrong, he may absolutely go off again, but I think he has as good of a chance at getting 19 or less as he does getting 25 or more.
Brook Lopez did exactly what I expected last game. Tried to clear the paint a bit and get Ayton away from the hoop by shooting from three. He hit three of his five attempts. I did notice that Milwaukee went with a smaller lineup for most or all of the fourth quarter with Giannis at the 5 and spacers around the rest of the floor. I think they probably implement that strategy again, and that means that Lopez will have fewer minutes. He hit those three shots in only 23 minutes in Game 1, so I’m confident in his 2+ threes made.
Recently FanDuel added Player Defense as a category, and I love it. Booker had three steals in Game 1, and in the postseason, he’s had 16 steals in 17 games. So, he’s averaging a steal each game. Can he make it to two? I think so. At odds of +270, sign me up for him getting there as he defends players that will absolutely have high usage rates.
In what is somewhat related to what I wrote about with Brook Lopez, I’m playing Ayton to get 2+ blocks tonight. He didn’t have one in the first game. He’s been wildly inconsistent in the playoffs with his block totals, which explains the +210 value on him. In the regular season and postseason combined, he’s averaged about a block each game. However, in roughly a quarter of the postseason games, he has had 2+ blocks.
Same Game Parlay:
- Paul under 19.5 points (+168)
- Lopez 2+ threes (+176)
- Booker 2+ steals (+270)
- Ayton 2+ blocks (+210)
Add in Ayton to grab 14+ rebounds and Giannis to get 14+ rebounds to boost the odds to +31923 where a $10 bet pays 3,192.30 if we win, and $10 if we lose.