Top Betcha Props of the Day: Tuesday (6/29)
Have you heard about Betcha, one of the hottest new betting apps around? If not, I’m here to help you out. Betcha is an app that combines betting on player props with the fun of playing with friends for a totally unique experience. You can follow users and gain followers of your own, view leaderboards, and challenge friends. Best of all, you can receive up to a 0.5x boost on any wager if you and a friend play in the same competition.
You can wager on up to four props per game, and your payouts increase the more player props you choose. You have two options: over/under and matchup. For over/unders, simply pick whether a player will go over or under a stat, and for matchups, choose which player will finish with more of a certain stat. Pretty simple, right? In the latest article of a recurring series, I’ll be naming my favorite props of the day.
Tonight, we’ve got Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals on tap with the Bucks leading the Hawks 2-1. Can Trae Young guide Atlanta to a crucial victory on its home court, or will Milwaukee go up 3-1 to take a decisive lead? Am I excited to get into these props? You betcha!
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Bucks at Hawks
Trae Young OVER 29.5 points
Young is questionable with a bone bruise in his right foot, so be sure to monitor the injury report leading up to tonight’s game. If Young does suit up (as I expect him to), I think he hits the over with ease. Aside from a complete meltdown in Game 2, Young has been electric in this series, scoring 48 in Game 1 and 35 in Game 3. Through 15 games in this postseason, he’s averaged 29.8 points, and with the Hawks’ backs against the wall staring down a potential 3-1 deficit and Game 5 in Milwaukee, Young should be highly motivated to carry this team on his back.
Clint Capela UNDER 12.5 rebounds
Betting these props is a numbers game, and while Capela is more than capable of blasting through this prop, I’ll have to take the under. Through 15 playoff games, he’s averaged 11.8 boards and grabbed at least 13 only six times. He pulled down a playoff-high 19 in Game 1 against the Bucks, but he’s managed just 19 total since that stellar performance.
Kevin Huerter UNDER 12.5 points
I hate betting the under on a Huerter prop because he’s capable of heating up at any time, but there’s just no way I can take the over in good conscience. After playing hero in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semis against Philly with 27 points, Huerter has averaged just 10.7 points in the Eastern Conference Finals. With Bogdan Bogdanovic healthier and Cam Reddish back on the court, Huerter’s scoring upside is significantly capped. Factor in the array of scoring options Atlanta has to offer, and you’re left with a 12.5-point line that deserves the under.
John Collins UNDER 15.5 points
Collins has scored at least 16 points just twice in his last seven games, and his primary value in this series has come in the form of rebounding and stretching the floor. I won’t count on Collins to hit the over on this prop tonight unless Trae Young is out.
Giannis Antetokounmpo UNDER 34.5 points
Plain and simple, Giannis has failed to hit this prop in every game of the Eastern Conference Finals. It’s not for lack of trying or even a rough series. He just hasn’t been needed to play superhuman basketball thanks to solid efforts from his teammates. He went for 34 in Game 1 and 33 in Game 3, so this point total is well within reach. I’m hesitant to bet the over simply because Giannis is getting so much production from teammates, and there is always the risk of a blowout, similar to what we saw in Game 2.
Khris Middleton OVER 23.5 points
When Middleton goes cold, his shooting can be downright frigid, but when he’s on a heater… oh, mama! Middleton erupted for 38 points in the Bucks’ come-from-behind victory in Game 3, scoring 20 points in the fourth quarter, including four straight threes. Once he gets hot, it’s hard to slow Middleton down, and a victory in Game 4 would give the Bucks a decisive advantage in this series. A 23.5-point prop isn’t too lofty for the sometimes-sharpshooter, so I’m taking the over with the thought that he keeps balling out in this one.
Jrue Holiday OVER 19.5 points
Holiday has surpassed this point prop in three of his last five games, including twice in the Eastern Conference Finals. Coming off a six-point showing in Game 3, it’s hard to predict what kind of production Holiday might provide in Game 4. It’s worth noting that despite shooting less than 20% from the floor in Game 3, he still put up 11 shots and attempted four free throws. The volume should be there for Holiday, and he can beat this prop as long as his shooting doesn’t stay in the toilet for a second straight game. I’ll take over.
Brook Lopez OVER 10.5 points
Much like Holiday, Lopez’s scoring is far from predictable, but this is a rather low point total to attack. He’s scored at least 11 points in two of his last four games, and while he’s attempted just 21 shots in three games of the Eastern Conference Finals, 10 of them have come from beyond the arc (6-of-10 made threes). As long as Lopez can hit a couple long balls tonight, he’s got a very solid path to hitting the over.