Player props have become among the most popular bets in the industry, but while the amount of states with legalized gambling is growing, some may feel left out.
With PrizePicks, you get the opportunity to essentially parlay game prop over/unders with cash payouts depending on how many you get correct on that day’s slate.
You can do a Flex Play or a Power Play. A Flex Play gives you lesser odds, but you can win money even if you don’t nail every pick. Meanwhile, a Power Play is similar to a parlay — it’s all or nothing.
Here’s how I would approach today’s slate in NBA Playoffs.
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Jrue Holiday O 17.5 Points
The reigning NBA Champion Milwaukee Bucks get set for arguably their toughest test en route to another NBA Finals appearance. The Boston Celtics surprisingly swept the Brooklyn Nets in the first round and have won 30 of their past 36 games. These two teams split the regular season series two games a piece.
The Bucks are 4.5-point road underdogs as they will likely play the entire series without Khris Middleton, who has an MCL sprain. Jrue Holiday has been the main beneficiary when Middleton is out. In 12 games without Middleton, Holiday is averaging 18.7 points and nearly three more field goal attempts per game.
Using our On/Off Tool on FantasyLabs, Holiday has a +4.8% usage rate and a +4.9 DraftKings Plus/Minus with Middleton off the floor this season. Giannis Antetokounmpo sees a decrease in his scoring production, down to 26.6 points per game when Middleton is not in the lineup. That also helps this prop.
Holiday struggled a little bit scoring the ball last series against the Chicago Bulls, but is averaging 20.8 points per game against the Celtics this year. DraftKings Sportsbook has this Holiday’s points prop at 19.5 points and the favorite is still the over. There is great value on PrizePicks taking this over.
Desmond Bane Over 18.5 Points
The second game on the slate features a healthy Golden State Warriors and a Memphis Grizzlies team that just squeaked by the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Grizzlies are two-point home underdogs and have beaten the Warriors in three out of their four games this season, but this Warriors team is different.
Having Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Stephen Curry all healthy is a dangerous sight. The Grizzlies beat the Timberwolves in six games doing what they do best — playing with a fast pace. That series led the playoffs in pace, while Desmond Bane led the Grizzlies in scoring with 23.5 points per game.
Bane shot 49.7% from the field and a blistering 44.8% from behind the arc. He will play heavy minutes and be relied upon to keep the Grizzlies in contention. Ja Morant had a pretty weak first round as he shot 38.1% from the field and 18.1% from downtown. If he isn’t scoring, Bane will.
DraftKings once again has this as a greater line than PrizePicks at 19.5, with the over being the favorite at -120. This game will likely be played at a fast pace, giving Bane more opportunities to succeed. He has scored 19 or more points in four-straight games. Ride the hot hand of Bane’s scoring today.
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