Raybon’s Favorite NBA Props for Monday: Will P.J. Tucker Drop 8 Points?

Apr 22, 2019 05:36 PM EDT

Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Houston Rockets forward P.J. Tucker (17)

  • Chris Raybon breaks down his favorite NBA player props for Monday night.
  • Props include point totals for Bucks PG Eric Bledsoe and Rockets PF P.J. Tucker.

Highlighted below is one prop from each of the two playoff games Monday night:

  • Milwaukee Bucks at Detroit Pistons: 8 p.m. ET on TNT
  • Houston Rockets at Utah Jazz: 10:30 p.m. ET on TNT

As a reminder, our FantasyLabs NBA Player Props Tool leverages our projections against odds offered at various sportsbooks and grades each prop on a scale of 1 to 10. All odds as of 5:30 p.m. ET. View live odds here.

Bucks PG Eric Bledsoe

THE PICK: Over 16.5 Points (-125)

The Pistons have been able to hold Giannis Antetokounmpo to a modest 21.3 points and 3.7 assists per game in the series — though that’s partly due to him needing to play only 27.1 minutes a game. The Pistons have had no such luck containing Bledsoe, who is cooking them for 20.3 points per game despite playing abbreviated minutes himself (27.7).

That continues a trend of Bledsoe destroying the Pistons all season long, averaging 20.4 points in 29.1 minutes on 51.4% shooting across seven regular-season and playoff games, scoring at least 17 in six of the seven.

He’s averaging 16.7 points in 29.1 minutes on the road this season, and considering his above-expectation output against Detroit and his room for growth minutes-wise in Game 4, the over should have value up to 17.5 at standard juice.

Rockets PF P.J. Tucker