NBA PrizePicks Player Props: Parlay Anthony Edwards, Ja Morant for Game 6
Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Anthony Edwards #1 of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Ja Morant #12 of the Memphis Grizzlies.
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Player props have become among the most popular bets in the industry, but while the amount of states with legalized gambling is growing, some may feel left out.
With PrizePicks, you get the opportunity to essentially parlay game prop over/unders with cash payouts depending on how many you get correct on that day’s slate.
You can do a Flex Play or a Power Play. A Flex Play gives you lesser odds, but you can win money even if you don’t nail every pick. Meanwhile, a Power Play is similar to a parlay — it’s all or nothing.
Here’s how I would approach today’s slate in NBA Playoffs slate.
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NBA PrizePicks Parlay
Ja Morant Under 26.5 Points
Morant is the league’s Most Improved Player, and he was one of the top scoring players this season with a huge explosion. But his scoring has not been the same in this series.
He had 32 in Game 1, about what you’d expect, but he went under this number in each of the next three games. He looked set to go under it again in Game 5 too, before a personal 13-0 run to end the game, get the win, and finish at 30 points.
Morant had only 16 and 11 in the two games in Minnesota, and he was at just 17 in Game 5 before that closing stretch. The Wolves are blitzing Morant and refusing to let them beat him on his own — or at least trying to, before obviously failing to do so late in Game 5.
Minnesota is running an extra defender at Morant and trying to force other Grizzlies to beat them. It may or may not work, but it’s held Morant to just 22.4 PPG on the series.
That doesn’t mean Morant hasn’t been good. He’s still having a huge impact on the glass and as an assist man. But the way Minnesota is defending him, you have to like the points under for Ja Morant.
Anthony Edwards Over 3.0 Made 3-pointers
Edwards made a pretty memorable 3-pointer the last time he touched the ball in this series. A beautifully drawn-up play by Chris Finch left Ant open in the corner, and the perfect touch hit the trey to tie the game up.
That was Edwards’s third 3 of the game, but it’s a shame it was his final touch since he gambled for steal on the ensuing inbound pass and left Morant a lane to the hoop for the winning bucket.
Now it’s time for redemption.
Edwards comes back home to Minnesota, and he’s been terrific in his first postseason. He was a star in the play-in win, and he’s been a big time scorer for the Wolves in this series. A lot of that has come from behind the arc.
Edwards has at least three 3s in every game. In fact, he has at least four in each outing except for Game 5. The volume has been there at 9.4 attempts per game, and he’s hitting 40% of those shots and making 3.8 per game.
The fact that this is at 3.0 means we get a little buffer. If Edwards hits just three like last game, this is just a push and leaves us the rest of our picks. He hasn’t lost on this line all series. Let’s hope he makes it 6-for-6.