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NBA PrizePicks Odds & Player Props for Game 2s: Wednesday’s Value on Jimmy Butler & Dorian Finney-Smith

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  • With two Game 2s on Wednesday, our NBA props analyst has found value on two PrizePicks props.
  • He is eying overs on Jimmy Butler and Dorian Finney-Smith.
  • Check out Brandon Anderson's picks and analysis below.

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Here’s how I would approach today’s slate in NBA Playoffs slate.


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NBA PrizePicks Parlay

Jimmy Butler Over 1.5 Steals

Butler always cranks up his defense in the playoffs. Remember, Butler came into the league as a defender first before ramping up his offense. He doesn’t usually bring peak defensive energy in the regular season anymore, but he always ups the ante in the playoffs.

Butler averaged 2.8 steals per game against the Hawks in the first round, and he had two thefts against the 76ers in Game 1. He’s had multiple steals in all five playoff games, and the Philly offense looks stuck in mud at times and ripe for the picking. Count on Butler to keep the defensive intensity up and find a couple more steals.

Dorian Finney-Smith Over 5 Rebounds

Finney-Smith is the glue guy for the Mavericks. Much of the time that means he gets the “3-and-D” label, but in the playoffs he’s been stepping up his game in one other area too: rebounding.

Finney-Smith is averaging 6.3 rebounds per game these playoffs, and he was even higher than that last postseason. Dallas plays small to juice its offense, and that means DFS has to play big, especially on the glass. He’s played at least 40 minutes every game this postseason, and he’s had at least five rebounds in 12 of 14 playoff games the last two years (86%).

All the better that Dallas experimented with playing smaller than ever in Game 1, giving Finney-Smith some center minutes to try to get even more scoring on the floor. The Mavs have to get rebounds from somewhere, and he might be their top candidate. He could end up doubling this line if he really has a big game — emphasis on big.

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