NBA Playoff PrizePicks: Plays for De’Andre Hunter, Anthony Edwards (April 25)

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Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images. Pictured: De’Andre Hunter.

It is win or go home for the Atlanta Hawks, Minnesota Timberwolves and Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday in the NBA Playoffs. With their backs against the wall, I am expecting a few players to play with desperation. Below are a couple of square picks I love courtesy of PrizePicks!

A quick refresher if you aren’t familiar with PrizePicks: you can combine up to five different player squares to payout up to 10x your entry.

You can do a Flex Play or a Power Play. A Flex Play gives you lesser odds, but you can win money if you do not nail every pick. A Power Play is all-or-nothing.

Here’s how I would approach Tuesday's Game 5 slate in the NBA Playoffs.

What is PrizePicks? A daily fantasy operator — meaning they’re available in more states (30) than sports betting is! — PrizePicks offers a unique opportunity for action on player squares in which you combine two or more plays together.

De'Andre Hunter More Than 16.5 Points

The Boston Celtics look to close out their series against the Hawks on home floor.

The big news is that the Hawks will be without Dejounte Murray, who was suspended for making contact with a referee at the end of Game 4. This opens up an average of 23 shots per game for other Hawks players!

One player who should benefit from the absence of Murray is De'Andre Hunter. In this series, Hunter is averaging 16.8 points per game on 47.4% shooting. Additionally, Hunter is logging a lot of minutes (36 MPG) and already getting plenty of opportunities (14.3 attempts per game).

In seven games without Murray dating back to the regular season, Hunter averaged 16.1 points per contest. I expect him to be busy as Atlanta tries to keep its season alive.

Anthony Edwards More Than 28.5 Points

Anthony Edwards is flourishing in front of NBA fans in this series against the Denver Nuggets.

After only scoring 18 points in Game 1, Edwards has flipped the switch. The Georgia product is averaging 37 points per game over the last three games. He has surpassed this projection in every contest over this stretch, scoring at least 34 points and topping out at 41.

Since Game 2, Edwards has seen a significant increase in shot volume, attempting 24 shots per game while shooting 50% from the field. Additionally, Edwards has attempted at least 10 3-pointers with a 42.4% conversion rate. Edwards has also been logging significant playing time (42-plus minutes).

Let’s face it, Edwards is the only real and consistent scoring threat for the Timberwolves. Karl-Anthony Towns has been inconsistent and subpar in this series, and Edwards has taken on the responsibility of providing the scoring Minnesota needs.

In a win-or-go-home game, I expect another big scoring night from Edwards based on his volume and recent success.

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