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Best player prop bets for Jamal Murray vs. Donovan Mitchell

We go over some of the best bets to consider ahead of Tuesday’s matchup between the Nuggets and Jazz.

Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz handles the ball while Jamal Murray of the Denver Nuggets plays defense during Round One Game Six of the NBA Playoffs on August 30, 2020 at The AdventHealth Arena at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida.  Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images

The Utah Jazz and Denver Nuggets are set to face off in a Game 7 matchup on Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. ET. The winning team will punch a ticket to the second round, and both sides will be depending on their star guards to perform in a must-win situation. DraftKings Sportsbook has of bets worth considering centered on Jamal Murray and Donovan Mitchell, and I’ll go over some of the best player props and game lines below.

Total points bets

Mitchell: Over 32.5 (-155)
Murray: Over 30.5 (-141)

I like the odds of Mitchell and Murray surpassing these over/unders. While Mitchell is averaging more points per game in the series, I don’t like his odds as much as Murray’s. The Jazz have reliable scorers in Mike Conley and Jordan Clarkson who can help carry the scoring load. The Jazz appeared to have Murray figured out, but he’s eclipsed 40 points in three straight games after scoring less than 20 points in two straight outings. I expect Murray and Nikola Jokic to account for close to half of Denver’s scoring. Both players have a decent shot at tallying more than 30 points apiece.

If you think Murray and Mitchell can continue to put up ridiculous numbers, there are riskier total points bets available. Mitchell’s odds of totaling at least 39.5 points are +260 while Murray’s are +295. I still like Murray’s chances more, but would prefer not to reach for such a high total.

3-pointers made

Mitchell: Over 3.5 (-110)
Murray: Over 3.5 (-106)

Murray and Mitchell are both averaging more than five shots from beyond the arc per game in this series, and there’s no reason to believe either one of them will slow down in Game 7. Both guards have made at least four threes in three straight games.

Alternate total points bets

I’d stay away from point spread bets here, as there’s no telling how this game could go. However, the some alternate over/under points bets are appealing. Utah and Denver have combined for at least 220 points five times in the first round, and the odds of that happening again are +107. Betting on overs between 220 and 225 (+155) are ideal.

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