The Golden State Warriors will try to even up the series against the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night at 9 PM Eastern. LA took Game 1 behind a phenomenal performance from Anthony Davis, who finished with 30 points and 23 rebounds! Will the Dubs be able to slow AD down in Game 2?
Online sportsbooks are expecting Golden State to bounce back, as the Warriors are currently favored by six points. The total is sitting at 227, so it should be another high-scoring game. The Lakers have to feel as if they're playing with house money after ensuring at least a split of the first two road games in the series.
Ready for tonight's Lakers at Warriors showdown? We are! Here are 2 PrizePicks NBA Props for Thursday, May 4. Best of luck with your picks and enjoy the game!
Schroder is only averaging 6.7 points per game during the playoffs, so why are we taking this Over? He's owned the Warriors this season by averaging 17.3 points in 4 games against them. The former Hawks first-round draft pick poured in 19 points against Golden State in Game 1, which is a good sign for us with this Over.
The matchup should be favorable for Schroder, assuming he gets plenty of minutes. The Dubs only rank 21st in points per game allowed and 13th at defending three-point shots. Schroder also went over this point total in 45 of 66 games during the regular season.
We've got some nice market support on our side here as well. FanDuel and Pointsbet are both pricing this a full point higher at 9.5. We'll ride the Over and look for another strong performance from Schroder in Game 2.
Steph made 6 three-pointers in Game 1, but we don't see that happening in back-to-back games. During the regular season, Curry averaged 4.9 made shots from downtown per game. That's only a slight edge to the Under, but it's worth mentioning.
We also love how well the Lakers defend shots from beyond the arc. Los Angeles ranks 3rd in the league at opponent 3-point shooting percentage (34.3%). Curry may fire away early and often from three-point land, but we don't think he'll reach this number.
Most online sportsbooks are predicting that Curry will finish with fewer than or exactly 5 three-pointers. All shops are pricing this at 5.5, but the Under is being juiced at anywhere from -150 to -175. Let's play the Under!