Saturday’s NBA PrizePicks Player Props: Tobias Harris, Dorian Finney-Smith Headline Ideal Targets (April 23)
Chris Schwegler/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Dorian Finney-Smith
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
Tobias Harris Over 1.5 3-Pointers Made
The Philadelphia 76ers have a chance to close out this series against the Toronto Raptors in a sweep tonight. They are three-point road favorites and the Raptors are still without one of their premier defenders in Scottie Barnes.
Joel Embiid is the major question mark on the 76ers side as he may have suffered a torn ligament in the thumb of his shooting hand. He could be looking to pass more often, which may give Tobias Harris more looks on offense.
Harris has made three or more 3-pointers in two out of the three games in this series. The 76ers will also be without wing Matisse Thybulle, which will solidify not only the playing time, but also the usage that Harris should receive.
The Raptors have allowed the 76ers to shoot 46.2% from behind the arc in this series, which is the second-most among the 16 playoff teams. Harris will get his looks from downtown tonight, especially if Embiid is limited or unable to go.
Dorian Finney-Smith Over 5 Rebounds
What the Dallas Mavericks have done without Luka Doncic in this series against the Utah Jazz is unbelievable. They lead 2-1 and Doncic has a chance to return tonight. Regardless if he is back, this is a great rebounds prop to target.
Getting rebounds against Rudy Gobert, who led the league averaging a career-high 14.7 rebounds per game, is always a tough task. However, Dorian Finney-Smith has averaged 6.3 rebounds per game this series and our model has him projected for 5.7 tonight.
The big thing for Finney-Smith is the opportunities. He is averaging an absurd 44.3 minutes per game in this series. Finney-Smith will rarely come out of the game regardless of who the Jazz throw out there. He is perfect for getting Gobert out of the paint and is a fantastic center in a small-ball lineup as well.
This Mavericks and Jazz game has the lowest total on the slate as the Jazz rank 14th in defensive rating among the 16 playoff teams. This will be a low scoring game played at a snail pace, but this is a great line for Finney-Smith rebounds.