The NBA Props article offers data-driven analysis on player prop bets for each day’s slate using The Action Network’s public betting data along with the tools at FantasyLabs and Sports Insights to highlight notable props.
There’s only one NBA game on today’s slate — the Philadelphia 76ers vs. the Boston Celtics — but that doesn’t mean there aren’t opportunities to look for potential value. Three lines stand out to me in Game 1 of this series:
- Marcus Smart over/under 9.5 points
- Terry Rozier over/under 6.0 assists
- Ersan Ilyasova over/under 10.0 points
All lines accurate as of 4:30 p.m. ET on Monday, April 29. Looking for more props? Check out the FantasyLabs NBA Player Props tool.
Celtics PG/SG Marcus Smart over 9.5 points (-120 at Bovada)
8 p.m. ET | TNT
Jaylen Brown’s status for tonight’s game isn’t finalized yet, but Brad Stevens considered him doubtful to play after Sunday’s practice. If Brown is unavailable, Smart could move into the starting lineup and play major minutes. He’s seen a usage bump of 5% with both Brown and Kyrie Irving off the floor this season, resulting in an average of 14.2 points per 100 possessions. He’s currently expected to be matched up with J.J. Redick, who finished just 86th out of 105 qualifiers at shooting guard in terms of Defensive Real Plus/Minus (DRPM).