Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. could be an X-factor in the NBA Finals for his ability to score the ball at such a high rate, especially from beyond the 3-point line.
MPJ is averaging 14.6 points per game on Denver’s playoff run, but he’s been efficient, shooting 45.5 percent from the field and 40.8 percent from 3-point range.
If you’re looking for a target in the prop market in Game 1 of the Nuggets-Miami Heat NBA Finals, look no further than this play on Porter Jr.
Best Michael Porter Jr. prop bet for Game 1 of NBA Finals
It’s no secret that Porter Jr. has the green light from beyond the arc, and he’s been hitting the 3 at an exceptional rate this postseason.
Earlier this season, MPJ had a game against Miami where he shot 5-for-13 from beyond the arc, and he’s made at least three shots from deep in eight of his 15 playoff games this season, including four straight.
The Heat are eighth amongst playoff teams in 3-pointers allowed per game (12.3), Denver and Porter Jr. should be able to get some good looks from deep.
When it comes to betting on these props, I love to look at volume, and MPJ has it. He’s taken nearly seven shots from deep (6.9) per game in the playoffs, including back-to-back games with double-digit 3-point attempts.
With his efficiency, he’s a lock to go OVER 2.5 3-pointers if he sees close to 10 looks on Thursday night.
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