Sportsbooks cheer for Danny Green
Spurs fans are cheering on Danny Green, but the biggest cheers for the sudden superstar are coming from sportsbooks, who stand to make a lot of money from his 3-point-shooting exploits.
That's because Green wasn't even listed in the pre-series MVP Finals MVP props. In order to bet on Green, you had to bet 'anyone else' at 35/1, because he didn't merit any serious consideration.
After bombing away for 27 and 24 points in the past two games, he is getting serious consideration now.
"We did not offer him and we hardly took any money on the 'field' option," said Kevin Bradley, sportsbook manager at Bovada. "Our main exposure is on Tony Parker at 7/2, so if Green wants to keep scoring and win the MVP, we don't mind at all."
The UNC grad has been cut twice since entering the NBA but just set an NBA Finals record with his 25th trey, breaking a 2008 record set by Ray Allen. Allen had to watch his record fall from the Miami bench.
He has chipped in with some stellar defense, including a smother block on LeBron James.
James was the series MVP favorite, but has been inconsistent as the Spurs now lead the series 3-2. Games 6 and 7 if necessary will be in Miami.
Check out the current Game 6 game spreads and game props as well at Bovada.
NBA Finals San Antonio Spurs vs. Miami Heat - NBA Finals MVP
LeBron James 4/5
Danny Green 2/1
Tony Parker 5/1
Tim Duncan 10/1
Dwyane Wade 15/1