Best Bets on Today's NBA Player Props Market
If you're looking for some plays for the NBA Playoff games on Monday, May 1st, 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 Tobias Harris and Chris Paul tonight. Keep reading to find out how we're betting on 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 Monday, May 1:
Tobias Harris averaged 20.3 points per game in an opening-round series against the Brooklyn Nets. The 30-year-old looked really sharp for Philadelphia over those four games, and the team will now be counting on him even more against Boston. With Joel Embiid likely to miss a couple of games in this series, the Sixers are going to need other guys to rise to the occasion. There’s no reason to believe Harris can’t be one of them.
One of the ways we’re looking to bet on Harris is with his 3-point shooting props. Harris’ total for 3-pointers made in this game is just 1.5, and there isn’t any juice to the over. That’s a very good price when you factor in that he made at least two 3s in three of the four games he played against the Nets. Harris also averaged 1.7 made 3s per game this season, and he’s just a very sturdy outside shooter, in general. And with more looks to go around for everybody in this offense, why wouldn’t Harris let a couple of extra jumpers fly?
Bet: Harris Over 1.5 Made 3s (-110)
Chris Paul only had five assists for the Suns in Game 1, but it’s likely that Phoenix will try and get the pick-and-roll attack going in Game 2. The Suns can get a lot of easy buckets by just letting Paul go to work with Kevin Durant or Deandre Ayton screening for him. They simply didn’t do enough of it in Game 1, but that has been the bread and butter of Phoenix’s elite offense for years now.
Paul has also had a lot of success as a playmaker against the Nuggets recently. While Game 1 tells a different story, Paul has had double-digit assists in seven of the last nine games he has played against Denver. Now, it’s clear the Nuggets ramped things up defensively in Game 1, so it’s probably not a great idea to rely too heavily on regular-season numbers. But this Denver defense is beatable and Paul is the guy with the basketball IQ to figure out how to do it.
This is also just an outrageously low total for a passer like Paul, so getting it at plus-money odds makes it a must-play.
Bet: Paul Over 8.5 Assists (+125)
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