Monday's NBA Playoffs Player Prop Picks: Prop Picks for All 3 Playoff Games

NBA player props expert John Hyslop is here with his top player prop picks for Monday's three game slate in the NBA playoffs. He breaks down his five best bets for Philadelphia 76ers vs. Toronto Raptors, Mavericks vs. Jazz, and Warriors vs. Nuggets.
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Monday's NBA Playoffs Player Prop Picks: Prop Picks for All 3 Playoff Games

Mondays don't have to be terrible. In fact, they can be made great by just one activity. Gambling. That's crazy. With just one bet, you can turn a Monday into a Friday. It's like magic. Except for the fact that it's real (until you wake up the next day and it's Tuesday). What I propose we do today is push the envelope a little. We all know that one bet can change everything on a Monday. But stay with me here, what if we threw out five bets? That would make this Monday five times as good which would teeter on great. The crazy part of the plan is the fact that there are three NBA games tonight. We don't even have to put two bets in on each game to achieve greatness. This could be the greatest day in gambling history.

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Philadelphia 76ers vs. Toronto Raptors Picks

OG Anunoby 20+ Points (+186) (Bet $100 to Win $186)

Tobias Harris 4+ Assists (+146) (Bet $100 to Win $146)

*Odds Available at FanDuel at Time of Publishing*

We need to make moves and plus money moves are the only ones I like to make. Nothing gets you jacked up like that little (+) sign in front of the prices. Everyone knows that. In terms of Toronto, this game is simple. The Raptors are likely going to be down Gary Trent Jr and Scottie Barnes. Someone is going to have to score some points. Obviously, Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet will be called upon but what about OG Anunoby? The guy just dropped 20 the other night and took 15 shots in the effort. It was his second 20+ game of the season against Philly and fourth if you count the preseason (we will). This isn't crazy.

The Tobias Harris move just feels right to me. All the way to my bones. He's recorded at least six assists in each of his last two games on 18 potentials. Four is not a lot when you are getting nine potential assists people. On top of that, the Raptors were 29th in the NBA in opponent assists per field goals made this season. Over their last three games, 67.5% of their opponents field goals have been assisted. This isn't that crazy.

Dallas Mavericks vs. Utah Jazz Picks

Donovan Mitchell 30+ Points (+126) (Bet $100 to Win $126)

Jalen Brunson Over 23.5 Points (+100) (Bet $100 to Win $100)

*Odds Available at FanDuel at Time of Publishing*

I don't have a great read on this game/series but we need action. It's just what today calls for. The thing is, you can tell everything you need to know about a game if you've ever played pick-up basketball with a point guard that hated his center. I know Donovan Mitchell isn't exactly the "point guard" but he's making a ton of decisions on offense. One decision he seems to have made is to ignore Rudy Gobert. Like completely. Mitchell took 29 shots in Game 1 so if people are afraid of the 30+ number, I get it, but he could easily jack up 30+ shots. I'm riding with the hate here.

On the other side, why not Jalen Brunson? I don't think Luka Doncic is playing tonight. Multiple reports have said he is unlikely. In his absence the other day, Brunson jacked up 24 shots. The guy isn't afraid of anything. We're talking about a guy who went to Villanova here. He may only be 6'1" but he plays like he's at least 6'3". Way back on Christmas Day, with Luka out of the lineup, this same guy went for 27 points on 25 shots. The other day wasn't a fluke.

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Golden State Warriors vs. Denver Nuggets Pick

Nikola Jokic 30+ Points (+116) (Bet $100 to Win $116)

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I went back and forth on whether to take Draymond's assists or 10+ points. Then I thought about taking Curry over 20.5 points. I was all over the place but finally, I thought, why not just throw down a banger and call it a night? I mean, what's easier than Jokic scoring at least 30 points? Nothing. The answer is nothing.

If we're being honest, the Nuggets need Jokic to be Jokic if they have any chance in this series. Everyone knows that. The crazy part is, that he had what I would call a "bad game" the other night and still dropped 25. That's crazy. In the previous five games, the guy went 35+ in all of them! If we're being honest, we're probably going too low at 30+ (35+ is +320 at FanDuel by the way). I love a good narrative and the "nobody wants to go down 2-0" narrative is a good one. If Jokic takes 25+ shots again tonight, he should go for 30+ points. We're talking the playoffs here people.

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John has spent the past 20+ years betting sports on a daily basis and is considered by many to be a walking sports betting encyclopedia. From obscure player props to sides and totals, if there is an angle, John will find it. His work has appeared on Rotogrinders and he has been a regular on sports talk radio stations across the country. Based in the US, John operates a blog & podcast, Sports Bets Beers, which covers betting angles in the NFL, NBA, MLB, & NHL.

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