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NBA playoff prop bets: New York Knicks Alec Burks props for 6/2/2021

The New York Knicks take to the court Wednesday for a night of NBA Playoff basketball with some interesting betting options. Let’s focus in on Alec Burks’ prop bets and lines for his upcoming matchup. The over/under for Burks’ points in Wednesday’s game against the Atlanta Hawks is 12.5.

Burks has averaged 12.8 points this season while shooting 41.9% from the floor. Over his last five matchups, he’s posted 15 points per game with a 44.6% rate of shooting from the field.

The Knicks are being picked to win in Game 5 of their First Round series by sportsbooks, who list them as 1.5-point favorites, while the over/under is set at 208.5 points. The teams will meet on Wednesday starting at 7:30 PM ET. Let’s dig into some insights and stats to figure out how Burks will perform in this matchup, especially as it pertains to his betting markets.

Alec Burks prop bets breakdown

  • Points Over/Under: 12.5
  • Over Odds: -125
  • Under Odds: -105
  • Points per game: 12.8

Odds via BetMGM; access USA TODAY Sports’ betting odds for a full list.
Lines last updated at 1:47 PM EST on June 2, 2021.

Alec Burks points insights

  • The 12.5 point total set for Burks’ game Wednesday is 0.3 fewer points than his per-game scoring average.
  • In 49.1% of his games this season (26 of 53 matchups) Burks has put up more than 12.5 points.
  • Burks’ season-long average points prop bet over/under, 11.8 points, is 1.0 fewer point than his per-game scoring average.
  • In less than half of his opportunities — seven of 18 this year (38.9%) — Burks has hit the over on his point total.
  • In 28 of 53 games this year (52.8%), Burks has gone over his season average points prop bet total (11.8).
  • Opponents of the Hawks have averaged 119.7 points per game this season, the most against any NBA squad.

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Alec Burks rebound insights

  • Burks has averaged 0.1 more rebounds per game (4.6) than his prop bet total in Wednesday’s game (4.5).
  • In 25 of 53 games this year (47.2%), Burks has reeled in more than 4.5 rebounds.
  • Burks has grabbed 4.6 rebounds per game, which is 0.6 more rebounds than his season average prop.
  • In 61.1% of his chances (11 out of 18), Burks has outpaced his rebounds prop bet total.
  • The Hawks’ opponents are collecting 47.0 rebounds per game, which is the third-most allowed by an NBA squad this season.

Alec Burks assists insights

  • Burks has averaged 2.2 assists per game this year, 0.3 assists less than his prop bet for the matchup on Wednesday (2.5).
  • In 17 out of 53 games this season (32.1%) Burks has had more than 2.5 assists.
  • Burks has averaged 0.4 more assists per game than his average assist prop bet over/under of 1.8.
  • Burks has dished out 1.8 or more assists (his average assist prop bet over/under) in 34 of 53 of his games (64.2%).
  • Teams are compiling 25.0 assists per game against the Hawks this season, the 10th-most allowed by a team.

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