The NBA Finals pick back up tonight with the series between the Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics tied at two wins each, making Game 5 close to the most important game of the season. The Warriors have the momentum of winning Game 4 in Boston behind a sublime performance from Stephen Curry, who scored over 40 points despite a foot injury. Tonight could hold a ton of different routes to make a same game parlay, and OddsShopper is here to be the guide, as always.
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Stephen Curry O/U 5.5 Assists
A couple of nights after one of the best NBA Finals performances ever, Stephen Curry finds himself has one of the highest expected ROIs for the over on his assists prop tonight. He will have to contribute in all areas of the game and not only scoring points, and his assists totals through the series do not tell the entire story. Even in Game 4, when he took the most field-goals attempts of any game (26), he still had nine potential assists and his teammates only cashed in four of them. That has basically been the issue of the entire series for Curry, as he’s averaged 9.5 potential assists but has only averaged 3.8 actual assists through five games. Since he has not hit this number yet, the ROI has climbed all the way up to +130 and the expected win rate from OddsShopper is 62%. That combination is too much to pass up, and there is going to be a game where his teammates hit some of the shots from Curry’s passes.
NBA Same Game Parlay Pick: Stephen Curry Player Prop Pick | Over 5.5 Assists
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Robert Williams O/U 7.5 Rebounds
Robert Williams might be listed as questionable to play tonight, but it seems like he’ll suit up given the magnitude of this game and the fact he played 31 minutes in Game 4. That second part is important because that is the first time that he’s crossed the 30-minute mark in the postseason, and he’s grabbed a total of 22 rebounds in the past two games. It’s not much of a coincidence that Williams played over 25 minutes in both contests, and despite only averaging 23.9 minutes in the series, Williams leads the Celtics in rebound chances with 12.5 per game. He’s averaging 15.5 rebound chances in the past two games when he has played more minutes, and the expected win rate from OddsShopper is 64% with a -115 ROI.
NBA Same Game Parlay Pick: Robert Williams Player Prop Picks | OVER 7.5 Rebounds
Klay Thompson O/U 19.5 Points
This has been somewhat of a pattern in the playoffs to choose one specific game for Klay Thompson to really let loose as far as scoring goes. Game 5 profiles as potentially that spot because Thompson hasn’t played horribly in the Finals, but he has three games where he has only scored 11, 15 and 18 points. That’s simply not what is expected from him, and in the first two games, he shot a combined 4-of-15 from 3-point distance. Like the lethal scorer he can be, he started to find his stroke a little bit in the past two games when he shot 9-of-23 from 3-point range and 14-of-34 overall. What is great to see is, even with Curry pouring in the points, Thompson has two straight games with double-digit attempts from 3-point range. He’s not hesitating to shoot, and he will have a game where he hits half of his 3-point attempts or is just on fire in general. The Awesemo projections him for over 21 points, and coming home in a vital Game 5 could be the explosion game for Thompson. OddsShopper agrees as well, with a 60% expected win rate and a competitive ROI of -106.
Betting Pick for NBA Parlays: Klay Thompson Player Prop Pick | OVER 19.5 Points
Celtics vs. Warriors Same Game NBA Parlay Odds: +735
If all of these wagers hit, the return would be +735 according to the Awesemo Parlay Calculator. If the wager is $100, the return would be $735.66 for just three picks.