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2024 NBA Player Props, Breakdown, Odds, and Picks (May 18)

By · Updated 4 weeks ago
  • We’ve got an interesting NBA player prop for you for Saturday, May 18, 2024.
  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander vs. Luka Doncic Most Points – who will score more?

Only one game of the 2024 NBA Playoffs is on the program on Saturday, May 18, but we think that’s more than enough for you if you’re a fan of NBA player props.

The thing is that there are plenty of player-focused bets to choose from for the Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Dallas Mavericks Game 6, with our favorite being the following bet – Shai Gilgeous-Alexander vs. Luka Doncic Most Points.

So, who’s gonna score more, Luka or Shai? To see what we think, keep reading this short betting preview, at the end of which, we’ll reveal our top prop pick for Thunder vs. Mavericks Game 6.


Thunder vs. Mavericks

 How to Watch

  • When: Saturday, May 18, 2024, at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
  • Channel: ESPN

Prop Pick

The Dallas Mavericks lead the series 3-2, so it’s up to the Thunder to try and win Game 6. For that, they’ll need to put on a good offensive display. This is something they can do only if their star player Shai Gilgeous-Alexander does well scoring-wise.

He did okay the last time, scoring 30 points, but Dallas’s Luka Doncic scored one point more. It was the first time in the Thunder vs. Mavericks series that Doncic scored more than Gilgeous-Alexander.

Can he do it once again? We think he might and there are several reasons for that. First of all, Doncic seems to be 100% fit and in top shape ahead of Game 6 on Saturday, May 18.

Secondly, he and his teammates know that the biggest danger comes from Gilgeous-Alexander, which is why they’ll do all they can to stop him from scoring a lot. Finally, given that Saturday’s game is played in Dallas, the Mavericks will have their fans to cheer them on and help them get the job done.

NBA Player PropOdds
Luka Doncic vs. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Most Points: Luka Doncic+137
Annie Adkins
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