The Warriors and 76ers looked like world-beaters on the opening day of the NBA Playoffs, easily cruising to Game 1 victories on Saturday in their respective first-round series. Will the Spurs and Heat bounce back? And more importantly, how can we profit off of the fluid rotations of each of these squads?
Here are three props from Monday’s two-game NBA on TNT slate that could provide value:
- Hassan Whiteside over/under 10 rebounds (at PHI) — 8 p.m. ET
- Kelly Olynyk over 13 points (at PHI) — 8 p.m. ET
- Danny Green over/under 9 points (at GS) — 10:30 p.m. ET
All lines accurate as of Monday, April 16 at 5 p.m. ET. Looking for more props? Check out the FantasyLabs Player Props tool.
Heat C Hassan Whiteside Under 10 Rebounds vs. 76ers (-150 at Bovada)
8 p.m. ET | TNT
In this first game on Saturday, Whiteside played just 12 minutes and recorded two points and six rebounds. He was a huge non-factor, and that’s likely to continue Monday with Joel Embiid still out for the Sixers. Another one of Miami’s centers, Kelly Olynyk (more on him in a second), has been the superior player this season. The Heat have been 12.1 points per 100 possessions better with Olynyk on the floor versus off but 4.2 points per 100 possessions worse with Whiteside on. The difference between the centers is particularly huge on offense, and without having to worry about the big body of Embiid, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra would be wise to get as much shooting as possible on the floor versus Philly’s potent offense. That likely means another small workload for Whiteside.