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NBA playoff prop bets: Denver Nuggets Michael Porter Jr. props for 6/3/2021

The Denver Nuggets take to the court Thursday for a night of NBA Playoff basketball with some interesting betting options. Let’s focus in on Michael Porter Jr.’s prop bets and lines for his upcoming matchup. Porter’s points prop bet over/under is set at 20.5 points for Thursday’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers.

Porter has averaged 18.9 points and 7.3 rebounds so far this season while shooting 54.2% from the floor. Over his last five contests, he’s recorded 17.4 points and seven rebounds per game with a 54.1% rate of shooting from the field.

The Trail Blazers are being picked to win the contest by sportsbooks, who list them as 4.5-point favorites, while the over/under is set at 227.5 points. The teams will take to the court on Thursday in Game 6 of their First Round series, starting at 8:00 PM ET. How will Porter perform relative to his betting lines? Let’s break down his performances and dig into some insights to find out.

Michael Porter Jr. prop bets breakdown

  • Points Over/Under: 20.5
  • Over Odds: -105
  • Under Odds: -125
  • Points per game: 18.9

Odds via BetMGM; access USA TODAY Sports’ betting odds for a full list.
Lines last updated at 1:40 PM EST on June 3, 2021.

Michael Porter Jr. points insights

  • The 20.5 points prop bet over/under set for Porter on Thursday is 1.6 more points than his season scoring average (18.9).
  • In 42.4% of his games this season (28 of 66 matchups) Porter has scored more than 20.5 points.
  • Porter’s season-long average points prop bet over/under is 1.5 points less than his per-game scoring average (18.9 points).
  • 64.6% of Porter’s matchups this year have seen him hit the over on his point prop total (31 out of 48 chances).
  • 60.6% of Porter’s matchups this year have seen him go over his season-long average points prop total of 17.4 points (40 out of 66 contests).
  • Opponents of the Trail Blazers have scored 116.1 points per game this season, the fifth-most against any NBA squad.

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Michael Porter Jr. rebound insights

  • Porter has averaged 0.2 less rebounds per game (7.3) than his prop bet total in Thursday’s game (7.5).
  • In 27 of 66 games this year (40.9%), Porter has grabbed more than 7.5 rebounds.
  • Porter has grabbed 7.3 rebounds per game, which is 0.4 less boards than his season average prop.
  • Only 35.4% of the time this year (17 out of 48 outings), Porter has hit the over on his rebounds prop bet total.
  • Porter has outpaced his average rebounds prop bet total (7.7 boards) in just 40.9% of his matchups (27 of 66 games).
  • Opponents of the Trail Blazers have averaged 46.9 rebounds per game this season, the fourth-most against any NBA team.

Michael Porter Jr. assists insights

  • Porter has averaged 1.1 assists per game, 0.4 less than Thursday’s assist over/under (1.5).
  • Porter has collected more than 1.5 assists in 21 out of 66 games this season (31.8%).
  • Porter’s per-game assist average (1.1) is 0.3 less than his average assist prop bet total (1.4).
  • Porter has covered his average assist prop total (1.4) in only 21 of his 66 games (31.8%).
  • Opponents of the Trail Blazers have averaged 24.9 assists per game this season, the 12th-most against any NBA squad.

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