Today's theme in the NBA is teams that are pushed to the brink of elimination. They're either going to come out strong or lie down like dogs. This is what we take into account when providing the betting public with NBA Player Props for Saturday.
Total Points and Rebounds For Paul Gasol
Over 30 -115
Under 30 -115
With the status of Nikola Mirotic uncertain, this leaves the door wide open for Paul Gasol as the Bulls can close the Bucks out. Milwaukee simply has nobody that can stop Gasol as this has been one of the best transitions from one team to another from a star in their mid 30's that you'll ever see. Gasol has been a double-double machine and nothing has changed in this series.I still like the over whether Mirotic plays or not.
NBA Props Pick: Over 30 -115
Total Points For Jimmy Butler
Over 21.5 -135
Under 21.5 +105
I always say that Jimmy Butler is that guy that flies under the radar. He get's his 20 points very quietly and isn't given a ton of credit. Lately, Butler has really been stepping up his game as he's averaging 26.7 points per game in his last 3 games. I see no reason for his production to drop unless this game is a blowout, but those are the chances that we take with betting against the NBA odds. Expect another big game out of Chicago's best scorer.
NBA Props Pick: Over 21.5 -135
Total Points For Anthony Davis
Over 27.5 -130
Under 27.5- EV
It certainly is a shame that Russell Westbrook and the OKC Thunder didn't make the playoffs because of the New Orleans Pelicans because the Pelicans are putting up no fight whatsoever.
The Pelicans are in a must win situation, down 3-0 to Golden State as they play at home tonight. Anthony Davis is possibly the best player in the game and I expect him to go down fighting. Brow is coming off of a 29 point, 15 rebound effort and I don't expect him to take his foot off of the pedal now. He also doesn't have a ton of team support and is forced to look for his shot. Over is the play with your NBA picks.
NBA Props Pick: Over 27.5 -130
Total Rebounds + Blocks For Anthony Davis
Over 15.5 -125
Under 15.5 -105
It's not going to take many blocks for this prop to go over. Brow just showed the world that he can get nearly 16 rebounds by alone. He's also a prolific blocked shots machine. He's averaging 2.94 blocks per game this season and is also capable of blocking 5 to 6 shots per game. This prop is an easy one from deduction. Over is the play.
NBA Props Pick: Over 15.5 -125
Total Points For Tyreke Evans
Over 17.5 -115
Under 17.5 -115
Evans might be coming off of a 19 point game, but don't let that sway you to the over. This is a player that's decided to change the landscape of his game as he's been looking to pass and rebound the basketball. Basically, he's sacrificed some of his offense to be more of a well-rounded player. I actually thought that he was better as a "scorer first" type of player, but I don't make the decisions. I just react off of the decisions with my picks. I'm expecting an under from an inconsistent Tyreke Evans as he faces the best team in the NBA in Golden State.
NBA Props Pick: Under 17.5 -115 at Bovada