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NBA Player Props and Best Bets for Friday, April 5

Written by: Grant Mitchell
Published April 5, 2024
11 min read

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The Los Angeles Clippers bucked their recent form to take down the Denver Nuggets as Nikola Jokic missed a game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer, while the Golden State Warriors effectively ended the Houston Rockets’ playoff hopes with a massive win on the road.

Here are our favorite NBA player prop picks for Friday.

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Best NBA Prop Bets Today April 05 2024

Paolo Banchero Over 6.5 Rebounds (-132) at FanDuel

Banchero wasn't asked to do much on the boards in the last couple of games as the Orlando Magic still won back-to-back games. However, he went over this line in four of five games just before that, and we expect him to round back to that level of form on Friday evening.

The Magic are facing the Charlotte Hornets, who rank 28th in field goal percentage and will give the Magic a ton of opportunities to clear the boards. The lowly Hornets also rank 29th in rebound rate and won’t offer much resistance to Banchero and company on the interior.

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Giannis Antetokunmpo Over 7.5 Assists (+118) at FanDuel

The Milwaukee Bucks should have no problems beating the Toronto Raptors, right? Don’t be fooled, that’s the same thinking that preceded them losing their last two games to the Memphis Grizzlies and Washington Wizards, which is why we expect the Greek Freak to give this game his full attention.

Antetokounmpo recorded at least eight assists in three straight games and has a great opportunity to boost his total if Damian Lillard is held out with a groin issue again. The Raptors also ranked 27th in assists allowed per game and should leave open passing lanes for the two-time NBA MVP to exploit.

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Kevin Durant Under 25.5 Points (-102) at FanDuel

Durant is pretty close to unstoppable, but it's been proven that the best way to slow him down is to play him physically and with long wings that will challenge him on every possession. That’s exactly what the success of the Minnesota Timberwolves is built on, and if anything, Karl-Anthony Towns’ injury-induced absence just means they have more speed they’re able to guard him with.

Durant scored at least 26 points in four of his last five games and 31 in his lone matchup with Minnesota earlier this year, and we’re relying on objective analysis more so than recent trends here. The Wolves held their last 10 opponents to a ridiculous 104.7 points per 100 possessions and will not be afraid of the task at hand.

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Daniel Gafford Under 7.5 Rebounds (-106) at FanDuel

Gafford exited last night’s game against the Atlanta Hawks in the first half before later returning in the second, finishing with six points and three rebounds in 23 minutes. Despite making an enormous impact since his arrival, the 25-year-old recorded four or fewer rebounds in three of his last five games and has not been dominant on the glass by any stretch.

The Dallas Mavericks are on the second night of a back-to-back and taking on the Golden State Warriors, who are excellent are rebounding from the wings and can force opponents to downsize based on personnel matchups. Gafford only recorded six boards when he and the Mavs faced the Cubs in mid-March, and we expect a similar result.

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Josh Giddey Over 6.5 Assists (-115) at FanDuel

Giddey is on a hot streak and has a golden opportunity to continue that as Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has already been ruled out of Friday’s contest against the Indiana Pacers, while Jalen Williams is questionable. Indy is much better on defense than it was but still just about league average in terms of points allowed per 100 possessions over the last 10 games.

Giddey went under this line in his last two games but also went over in two games just before that. Because he’ll have the ball in his hands so much, we believe that he can climb his way to an over in a high-tempo game that will have lots of possessions and chances for potential assists.

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