Suns vs. Bucks: The best Devin Booker prop bets for Game 6 of the NBA Finals
The Phoenix Suns trail the Milwaukee Bucks, 3-2, in NBA Finals and desperately need a victory on the road to extend the series, and there's no doubt they will turn to the best player on their roster.
Veteran point guard Chris Paul may have been the addition that turned Phoenix into a contender, but Devin Booker is the team's ultimate playmaker. If the Suns have any chance to win an NBA championship, "Book" will need to play well.
With that premise in mind, let’s take a look at the three best Devin Booker prop bets for Game 6.
Over/Under 30.5 points
Booker has averaged 30 points per game this NBA Finals series. He struggled tremendously in Game 3, sat the fourth quarter, and scored just 10 points. Since then, he has been on fire, with 42 points in Game 4 and 40 in Game 5.
Booker hates to lose, and I’m certain he hates that his turnover in the final minute of Game 5 cost his team an opportunity to be on the right side of the outcome.
Expect Booker to get his number called plenty of times in Game 6 and try to score as much as possible. His usage and shot attempts continue to lead the team, and if you draw a line through Game 3, he has averaged 35 points per game this series.
Booker Over 30.5 points seems like a logical and probable outcome.
Over/Under 4.5 assists
Booker is called on to play a pick-and-roll game with his Suns teammates, but he often takes the shot off the pick in those scenarios. He has no hesitation to take contested shots and is confident in his ability to take it to the rim or fade away, if the defender hasn’t been caught up by Deandre Ayton or others.
As a result of his scoring confidence, Booker rarely dishes to a teammate in scoring position. He passes out of necessity or early in the possession. He averaged 4.3 assists per game during the regular season and just 3.8 in the Finals.
While Booker may learn from his final-minute turnover and look to pass to capable teammates a bit more moving forward, I don’t expect the tiger to change his stripes with his back on the wall in Game 6. Booker is a shoot-first player, so let’s take the Under on his assists total.
Over/Under 4.5 rebounds
Booker has taken it upon himself to try and will the Suns to victory through scoring. He has contributed 37% of the Suns’ points over the last two games, and with Chris Paul struggling against Jrue Holiday’s tremendous defense, Booker will continue to carry the weight.
With all his effort put toward scoring, Booker can lean on Ayton, Mikal Bridges, Jae Crowder, and others to handle rebounds. Booker has averaged just 3.6 rebounds per game this series and 3.7 over his career.
Booker doesn’t need to crash the glass, as his energy is best utilized on the offensive side of the court. Let’s take his rebounds total under yet again and count on the other Suns to clean up missed shots.