Apr 24, 2022; Denver, Colorado, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) lines up a three point basket in the second half against the Denver Nuggets of the first round for the 2022 NBA playoffs at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
- There are two playoff games on Wednesday, April 27th
- The Bulls face the Bucks, while the Warriors take on the Nuggets
- Find the NBA player props and best bets below
Just two games are on the NBA Playoffs schedule on Wednesday, April 27th, with both series at 3-1 deficits. The Milwaukee Bucks will be looking to close out the Chicago Bulls, who are without Alex Caruso and Zach LaVine for this must-win Game 5. Over in the West, Nikola Jokic will be hoping to keep the Denver Nuggets’ season alive as they face Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors in the Bay Area.
Keep reading for the player props and picks.
April 27th – NBA Player Props
|Nuggets vs Warriors||Points||Rebounds||Assists||Three Pointers Made|
|Nikola Jokic (DEN)||30.5 (Ov -110 | Un -110)||13.5 (Ov -110 | Un -110)||6.5 (Ov +108 | Un -132)||1.5 (Ov +100 | Un -128)|
|Aaron Gordon (DEN)||15.5 (Ov -108 | Un -114)||6.5 (Ov +100 | Un -122)||2.5 (Ov +146 | Un -180)||1.5 (Ov +176 | Un -230)|
|Stephen Curry (GSW)||27.5 (Ov -108 | Un -114)||4.5 (Ov +122 | Un -150)||5.5 (Ov -132 | Un +108)||3.5 (Ov -150 | Un +118)|
|Klay Thompson (GSW)||23.5 (Ov -110 | Un -110)||3.5 (Ov -102 | Un -118)||1.5 (Ov -188 | Un +152)||3.5 (Ov -150 | Un +118)|
|Bulls vs Bucks||Points||Rebounds||Assists||Three Pointers Made|
|Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL)||33.5 (Ov -110 | Un -110)||13.5 (Ov -104 | Un -118)||7.5 (Ov +118 | Un -144)||0.5 (Ov -158 | Un +124)|
|Jrue Holiday (MIL)||20.5 (Ov -110 | Un -110)||4.5 (Ov -112 | Un -108)||7.5 (Ov -142 | Un +116)||1.5 (Ov -186 | Un +144)|
|DeMar DeRozan (CHI)||29.5 (Ov -108 | Un -112)||5.5 (Ov -114 | Un -108)||5.5 (Ov -122 | Un +100)||1.5 (Ov +190 | Un -250)|
|Nikola Vucevic (CHI)||19.5 (Ov -124 | Un +102)||10.5 (Ov -114 | Un -106)||3.5 (Ov +124 | Un -152)||2.5 (Ov +110 | Un -140)|
Odds as of April 26th at FanDuel Sportsbook
This could be the final game for the MVP odds leader in Nikola Jokic, as the Nuggets got blown out in both games visiting the Dubs this series. He’s projected for a big night of 30.5 points and 13.5 boards.
Steph Curry Scoring and Assisting
Curry has been strictly coming off the bench for the Dubs after Jordan Poole’s brilliance in the starting five. It made sense since Steve Kerr was slowly easing Steph into a heavier load again due to his recent foot injury that he just recovered from. But across the last two games, the Warriors superstar has played 30+ minutes and looks healthy as ever.
In Game 5, he showed out for 33 points and eight assists, despite going just 10 for 23 from the field and 3 for 11 from deep. As you can see, Curry is impacting the game in more ways than one. Not only is he scoring at a high level, but the vet is serving as a very efficient playmaker.
With that in mind, the focus here will be points+assists combined. The mark is set at 33.5 and Steph hit the over in two of his last three outings. In a potential series-clinching contest on Wednesday, expect him to play big minutes again and rise to the occasion. The Nuggets won’t be able to stop Curry.
- Pick: Stephen Curry Over 33.5 Points+Assists (-113)
DeRozan’s Struggles Continue
For most of the regular season, I’d rarely take the under in points for DeMar DeRozan. He was truly brilliant, leading the Bulls into the playoffs. However, Chicago has been absolutely overmatched in this series by the defending champion Bucks, who are doing a great job of containing DeRozan. But, he’s also just struggling to score.
This happened tonight. DeRozan finished with 11 points. pic.twitter.com/5rpzLwmgjy
— StatMuse (@statmuse) April 23, 2022
The Bulls forward is averaging 23.3 points in four outings, but that’s mostly because of his 41-point eruption in Game 2. For the most part, the 32-year-old is not the same efficient DeRozan we’ve seen all year. He had 23 points in Game 4, but in Game 3, the USC product took just nine shots and posted a mere 11 points. That being said, he’s only hit over 29.5 points once in the first round.
DeMar DeRozan erupted for 41 points to ice Game 2 vs. the Bucks 🥶 pic.twitter.com/EX9zqaSHmC
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 21, 2022
There is another way to look at this. Without LaVine and Caruso, he will be relied upon to step up heavily and show out in this elimination contest. While I don’t think DeMar is going to have a stinker, I honestly can’t see him going for over 30 points with the way Milwaukee is thriving on the defensive end.
- Pick: DeMar DeRozan Under 29.5 Points (-112)
Quinn Allen is a sports journalist, with a background and education in broadcast journalism (BCIT ’17). He is a full-time associate editor at ClutchPoints by day, where he writes about soccer, baseball, basketball, football, and more. At night, Quinn is a frequent contributor at SBD.