Sunday’s NBA PrizePicks Player Props: Play Doncic, Looney in Game 3 (May 22)
Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Kevon Looney #5 of the Golden State Warriors.
- Player props can be incredibly fun to bet and that's where PrizePicks comes in.
- Our analyst has his eye on a pair of plays tonight, one involving Kevon Looney and one with Luka Doncic.
- Tyler Schmidt shares his picks below.
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
Kevon Looney Over 19.5 Points + Rebounds + Assists
After a convincing victory in Game 1, the Golden State Warriors had an epic comeback outscoring the Dallas Mavericks by 23 points in the second half of Game 2. They change venues now as the Mavericks are 2.5-point favorites.
Kevon Looney has been fantastic in the first two games against the Mavericks as he has averaged nearly a double-double with 15.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, and three assists per game. That is well over this prop line as Looney has crushed this matchup against the Mavericks who really lack an interior presence.
We’ll start with Looney’s scoring. He leads the Warriors with 4.2 paint touches per game. That number has increased to eight per game during this series. The Mavericks are allowing 46.3 points per game in the paint, which is the highest of any team remaining in the playoffs. He will have plenty of put-back chances.
Where Looney can take advantage of the Mavericks lack of size is crashing the glass. They rank last in rebounding percentage in the playoffs. The Mavericks best rebounder is their point guard Luka Doncic. Looney is -125 at this 19.5 line on DraftKings, so this is really solid value for the Warriors center.
Luka Doncic Over 32.5 Points
The Mavericks are in a similar position as they were in their last series against the Phoenix Suns. They got down 0-2 early, but won both games at home. They could easily start that same thing trajectory with a home victory.
We’re going right back to Luka Doncic as he continues to lead the playoffs in usage rate, just like he did during the regular season. It is hard to get away from over Doncic provides, because he has so much upside. Despite the loss in Game 2, Doncic finished with 42 points shooting 12-for-23 from the field.
DraftKings sportsbook has this line at 33.5 points with the over at -110 making this a fantastic value on PrizePicks. During the regular season, Doncic scored 3.1 more points per game at home versus on the road. In order for them to get back into this series, they are going to need a big game from their superstar.
Doncic was second in the league in drive per game and ranks tied for first in that category during the playoffs. No matter who is guarding him, Doncic is going to be aggressive to get this much needed home victory. Look for another 20-plus field goal attempts with more than likely double digit free throws.
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