NBA PrizePicks Player Props: Game 5 Value on De’Andre Hunter & Ja Morant (Tuesday, April 26)
Todd Kirkland/Getty Images. Pictured: De’Andre Hunter #12 of the Atlanta Hawks.
- Tuesday's NBA slate features a number of playoff games, which means there's plenty of value on PrizePicks.
- Munaf Manji sees value on De'Andre Hunter and Ja Morant in Hawks vs. Heat and Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves.
- Check out Manji's full PrizePicks breakdown below.
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Here’s how I would approach today’s slate in NBA Playoffs slate.
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Ja Morant Over 9.5 Assists
The Minnesota Timberwolves have done a great job limiting the scoring abilities of Morant in this series so far. His scoring has declined in every game of this series, and he finished with just 11 points in Game 4. However, Morant has found other ways to get involved for his team on the offensive side of the basketball.
Morant has recorded double-digit assists in three straight games for the Grizzlies. He has done a great job finding open shooters as well as getting out on the fast break and finding his teammates for easy baskets. Morant and Chris Paul are the only players in the Playoffs averaging 10-plus assists and Morant is also second in potential assists (15.8), according to NBA Advanced Stats.
I think we'll continue to see Morant play the facilitator role in a very important Game 5.
De'Andre Hunter Over 14.5 Points
It is no secret that Trae Young is struggling to score in this series, in large part due to the smothering defense of the Miami Heat. De'Andre Hunter has stepped up in this series thus far for the Hawks.
Believe it or not, Hunter leads the Hawks in points per game in the postseason (17.8) and has eclipsed this line in three of four games this series. Not only is Hunter leading in scoring he has been efficient in doing shooting 57% from the field and 47% on 3-pointers.
As long as the Heat continue to focus their entire offense on stopping Trae Young, there will be opportunities for other Hawks players to score and I expect Hunter to be a beneficiary.