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NBA playoff prop bets: New York Knicks Taj Gibson props for 6/2/2021

Wednesday’s NBA Playoffs slate features plenty of betting action, including the New York Knicks’ Taj Gibson prop bets. Let’s take a look at the markets and lines for Gibson in this postseason matchup. Gibson has an over/under of 5.5 points in Wednesday’s matchup with the Atlanta Hawks.

Gibson has averaged 5.3 points and 5.6 rebounds thus far this season while shooting 62.6% from the floor. Over his last five matchups, he’s recorded five points and 5.6 rebounds per game with a 60.0% rate of shooting from the field.

Game 5 of the First Round series between the Knicks and Hawks starts at 7:30 PM ET on Wednesday. Sportsbooks have installed the Knicks as 1.5-point favorites, while the over/under is set at 208.5 points. Let’s dig into some insights and stats to figure out how Gibson will fare in this matchup, especially as it pertains to his betting markets.

Taj Gibson prop bets breakdown

  • Points Over/Under: 5.5
  • Over Odds: -133
  • Under Odds: 100
  • Points per game: 5.3

Odds via BetMGM; access USA TODAY Sports’ betting odds for a full list.
Lines last updated at 1:45 PM EST on June 2, 2021.

Taj Gibson points insights

  • The 5.5 points prop total set for Gibson on Wednesday is 0.2 more points than his season scoring average (5.3).
  • Gibson has scored more than 5.5 points 26 times this season (out of 49 total games — 53.1%).
  • Gibson’s season-long average points prop bet over/under, 5.6 points, is 0.3 more points than his per-game scoring average.
  • In five of eight opportunities this year (62.5%), Gibson has gone over his point total.
  • In 53.1% of his matchups this year, Gibson has hit the over on his season-long average point total of 5.6 points (in 26 of his 49 contests).
  • Opponents of the Hawks have averaged 119.7 points per game this season, the most against any NBA team.

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Taj Gibson rebound insights

  • Gibson has pulled down 5.6 rebounds per game, 0.9 fewer boards than his prop bet in Wednesday’s game (6.5).
  • In 36.7% of his games this season (18 out of 49), Gibson has pulled down more than 6.5 boards.
  • Gibson has grabbed 0.1 more rebounds (5.6 per game) than his season average prop bet (5.5).
  • In only 37.5% of his opportunities (three out of eight), Gibson has outpaced his rebounds prop bet total.
  • In only 23 of his 49 games (46.9%), Gibson has surpassed his average rebounds prop bet total of 5.5 boards.
  • Opponents of the Hawks have averaged 47.0 rebounds per game this season, the third-most against any NBA squad.

Taj Gibson assists insights

  • Gibson’s year-long assist average — 0.8 per game — is 0.3 assists higher than Wednesday’s assist over/under (0.5).
  • Gibson has collected more than 0.5 assists in 30 out of 49 games this season (61.2%).
  • Gibson’s per-game assist average (0.8) is 0.3 more than his average assist prop bet over/under (0.5).
  • Gibson has covered his average assist prop total (0.5) in 30 of his 49 contests (61.2%).
  • Opponents of the Hawks have dished out 25.0 assists per game this season, the 10th-most against any NBA squad.

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