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Sunday’s NBA Props & PrizePicks Plays: Parlay Jayson Tatum and Herb Jones in Playoff Opener (April 17)

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AP Photo/Kathy Willens. Pictured: Jayson Tatum, Kevin Durant

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.

Enter: PrizePicks.

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 NBA Playoffs slate.


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Jayson Tatum Over 7.5 Rebounds

In what should be one of the best games on the slate and series in general between the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets, Jayson Tatum stands out from a rebounding perspective. He is -120 in the prop market to record over 7.5 rebounds tonight as our projection model has him projected for 9.3 rebounds.

In 18 games without Robert Williams in the lineup this season, Tatum is averaging 8.4 rebounds per game, which is a bump up from 7.9 with Williams playing. He is averaging a career-high eight rebounds per game, and we know this matchup will feature many opportunities for Tatum both on the glass and on offense.

Tatum will likely play heavy minutes in this highly anticipated first-round matchup and seems to be one of the best values on PrizePicks tonight.

Herb Jones Under 9.5 Points

Herb Jones has been one of the best rookies this season, especially from a defensive standpoint. He has really come on as of late helping propel the Pelicans to the no. 8 Seed in the Western Conference. However, this matchup against the Suns is brutal, and Jones isn’t a very high usage type of player.

Jones has scored nine or fewer points in eight of this last 12 games. In three of the four matchups against the Suns this season, Jones also scored nine or fewer points. The usage on this team runs through CJ McCollum and Brandon Ingram. The Pelicans are double-digit underdogs against not only the best team in the league, but also one of the best defenses in the league as well.

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