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NBA playoff prop bets: Denver Nuggets Austin Rivers props for 6/1/2021

Tuesday’s NBA Playoffs slate features the Denver Nuggets and plenty of betting action, including lines for Austin Rivers prop bets. The points over/under set for Rivers in Tuesday’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers is 9.5.

So far this season, Rivers has recorded an average of 8.2 points every night, while over his last five outings, he’s averaging 9.6 points. He’s shooting 42.9% from the floor this season and 45.7% in his last five games.

The Nuggets will match up with the Trail Blazers on Tuesday, starting at 9:00 PM ET. The Nuggets are being picked to win in Game 5 of their First Round series by oddsmakers, who list them as 2-point favorites. The over/under is set at 226.5 points. How will Rivers fare relative to his betting lines? Let’s break down his performances and dig into some insights to find out.

Austin Rivers prop bets breakdown

  • Points Over/Under: 9.5
  • Over Odds: -120
  • Under Odds: -110
  • Points per game: 8.2

Odds via BetMGM; access USA TODAY Sports’ betting odds for a full list.
Lines last updated at 1:40 PM EST on June 1, 2021.

Austin Rivers points insights

  • The 9.5 points prop total set for Rivers on Tuesday is 1.3 more points than his scoring average on the season (8.2).
  • Rivers has scored more than 9.5 points 12 times this season (out of 40 total games — 30%).
  • Rivers’ season-long scoring average, 8.2 points per game, is 1.0 fewer point than his average points prop bet total.
  • In less than half of his chances — two of six this year (33.3%) — Rivers has gone over his point total.
  • 70% of Rivers’ matchups this year have seen him go under his season-long average points prop total of 9.2 points (28 out of 40 contests).
  • Opponents of the Trail Blazers have scored 116.1 points per game this season, the fifth-most against any NBA team.

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Austin Rivers rebound insights

  • Rivers has averaged 0.2 less rebounds per game (2.3) than his prop bet total in Tuesday’s game (2.5).
  • In 40% of his games this season (16 of 40), Rivers has gone over his prop bet total for his next matchup (2.5 boards).
  • Rivers has grabbed 0.4 fewer rebounds (2.3 per game) than his season average prop bet (2.7).
  • In half of matchups, Rivers has gone over his rebounds prop bet total.
  • In just 40% of his games (16 of 40 contests), Rivers has surpassed his average rebounds prop bet total (2.7).
  • The Trail Blazers’ opponents are racking up 46.9 rebounds per game, which is the fourth-most allowed by an NBA squad this season.

Austin Rivers assists insights

  • Rivers has averaged 2.2 assists per game this year, 0.3 assists less than his prop bet for the matchup on Tuesday (2.5).
  • Rivers has dished out more than 2.5 assists in 16 out of 40 games this season (40%).
  • Rivers has averaged 2.2 assists per game, the same as his average assist prop bet total.
  • In only 40% of Rivers’ contests (16 out of 40) he has dished out more than 2.2 assists (his average assist prop total this season).
  • Teams are compiling 24.9 assists per game against the Trail Blazers this season, the 12th-most allowed by a team.

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