Friday NBA PrizePicks Player Props: Buy Giannis Antetokounmpo, Fade Trae Young in Game 3 Showdown
Michael Reaves/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Trae Young #11 of the Atlanta Hawks.
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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.
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 props in which you parlay two or more plays together.
NBA PrizePicks Parlay
Trae Young Under 40.5 Points + Rebounds + Assists
This is the season for the Hawks, returning home down 0-2 against the Heat on the brink of elimination. And that sure feels like a spot to back a team’s superstar.
But Trae Young has really struggled against Miami, not just in Games 1 and 2 but also during the regular season. Young has racked up 16 turnovers so far through two playoff games, and he’s really struggling against this switchy, physical Miami defense. He led the NBA in points and assists this season, but his numbers are down in both areas.
Young has yet to hit double-digit assists in any of his six games against Miami this season. He’s averaging 22.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 6.7 assists against the Heat in those six games. That’s just 32.7 PRA, and it’s far short of this number.
Obviously Young will play and handle all he’s able in a game of this magnitude, but the numbers don’t lie. He’s gone under 40.5 PRA in five of six Heat games. It’s just not the right matchup.
Giannis Antetokounmpo Over 13.5 rebounds
The defending champs are up against it now. With Khris Middleton out for the foreseeable future, the Milwaukee Bucks have a very difficult road ahead. They’re still missing George Hill too, and we don’t know yet if Bobby Portis can go either. Simply put, this team is quickly running out of bodies.
Good thing it has a superhuman on the roster.
The Bucks’ only way forward at this point is by getting every last ounce they can from their superstar, and Antetokounmpo might be up to the task. He’s averaging 30 points a game in the playoffs and could be in for a monster scoring night. We could see some more minutes with Giannis at center too, if the Bucks decide to bring Grayson Allen or another shooter.
All those minutes, and even more time as the Bucks big man, should only boost Antetokounmpo’s already ginormous rebounding numbers. He’s had 16 and 18 the first two games, and he could top that tonight if Portis is limited or Brook Lopez is minimized. He had 17 and 16 in two games against the Bulls in the regular season too. We only need 14.
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