Best Bets on Today's NBA Player Props Market
If you're looking for some plays for the NBA Playoff games on Tuesday, April 18th, we have you covered in every way possible. As always, we'll have best bets to give you some ideas of what to back when it comes to moneylines, spreads and totals. However, we're tackling player props here, and we're targeting Dejounte Murray, Evan Mobley and Chris Paul tonight. Keep reading to find out how we're betting on both of them. Also, check out our NBA Playoffs Hub for all of our postseason NBA content.
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Here are our favorite NBA prop bets for Tuesday, April 18:
Dejounte Murray was a little off with his jumper in Game 1, as he was 10 for 25 from the floor and 0 for 6 from deep. However, the fact that he attempted six 3s makes it hard not to back him to hit over 1.5 3s in Game 2. Murray isn’t exactly a sniper from deep, but he took 5.2 3s per game during the regular season and has never been shy about letting it fly. At some point, you must think that Murray will start burying some of his looks.
Murray also isn’t one to get intimidated when playing on the road. In fact, he shot 36.2% from 3 on the road during the regular season. That was a lot higher than his 32.7% shooting at home. Murray also happened to hit three triples in the Play-In Game against the Miami Heat, which happened to be played on the road. So, it’s not like a postseason road environment will deter him much either.
Overall, this is just a great price to be getting on a guy that made 1.8 3s per game this season. More often than not, Murray is giving you two or more 3s in a game, so it doesn’t make a lot of sense to lay off him doing so at plus-money odds.
Bet: Murray Over 1.5 Made 3s (+130)
For all the talk of Evan Mobley being manhandled in Game 1, the second-year big man still had 11 rebounds in that game. And with Mobley’s lack of physicality being such a talking point on social media, you’d have to think that some of the big man’s teammates will use it to motivate him heading into Game 2.
Mobley might not be the strongest player in the world, but he’s long and understands positioning. So, even if Julius Randle might get the better of him occasionally, it’s hard to imagine Mobley not being a factor on the boards. Game 1 also happened to be his second double-digit rebound game against the Knicks this season alone. And the reality is that this series is one that will continue to be very ugly, so there will be a ton of missed shots from both teams. That will give Mobley the chance to continue to clean the glass.
Bet: Mobley Over 8.5 Rebounds (-145)
Chris Paul only had seven points in Game 1, but some adjustments are coming for the Suns. One of those adjustments will likely be more pick-and-roll actions with Paul. While Phoenix has two all-world scorers in Kevin Durant and Devin Booker playing next to Paul, the bread and butter of this offense is that two-man game. Phoenix has all sorts of actions the team runs out of it, and the Suns know they need to get back to it in Game 2.
Paul might not be what he once was as a scorer, but he’s still a very good mid-range shooter. He should knock down quite a few of those looks in this game, as Clippers center Ivica Zubac gives him a lot of space to operate in his favorite areas. Phoenix is also going to make a more concerted effort to get Durant some touches in this one. In the eight regular-season games that the Suns played with Durant, his touches often led to open spot-up 3s for Paul.
Overall, Phoenix is poised to bounce back in a big way in Game 2, and Paul should be at the heart of that.
Bet: Paul Over 13.5 Points (-120)
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