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NBA Player Props and Best Bets for Friday, April 26

Written by: Grant Mitchell
Published April 26, 2024
11 min read

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They say it’s tough to beat a team 11 times in a row, but they must have never met the Denver Nuggets, who took a 3-0 lead over the Los Angeles Lakers with a 112-105 victory. 

Meanwhile, the Orlando Magic and Philadelphia 76ers both earned the first wins of the playoffs, the Magic by blowing out the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Sixers by beating the New York Knicks behind 50 points from Joel Embiid.

Here are our favorite NBA player prop picks for the playoffs on Friday.

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Best NBA Prop Bets Today April 26 2024

Tyrese Haliburton Under 17.5 Points (-106) at FanDuel

Haliburton’s struggles since he returned from his hamstring injury have continued into the playoffs. The All-Star point guard averaged 20.1 points during the regular season but is down to 10.5 in the postseason after scoring nine and 12 in his first two games against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Luckily for Indiana’s young star, Pascal Siakam has been willing to carry the load and scored at least 35 points in both games. Until Haliburton shows that he can consistently make shots, and also be more aggressive (8.5 field goal attempts per game in the postseason), the under is the safer side to be on.

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Bobby Portis Under 0.5 Threes (+162) at FanDuel

Portis, a fan-favorite in Milwaukee, was elevated to the starting lineup after Giannis Antetokounmpo went down with a calf injury just before the playoffs. He averaged 14.5 points and 11.0 rebounds but did not make a single three-pointer in the first two games, going 0-2 from beyond the arc in both outings.

Portis had a great year shooting the ball, making 40.7 percent of his long-range attempts, but he only took three attempts per game and is taking even fewer against a Pacers squad that tries to run opponents off of the three-point line. Portis cashed the under in three of his last four games and is worth the risk considering the odds value.

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P.J. Washington Over 5.5 Rebounds (-111) at FanDuel

Washington did not fly over this total, but he managed to hit the over in both of the Dallas Mavericks’ first two series games with the Los Angeles Clippers. He’s now beaten this line in five of his last six games dating back to the regular season and has many built-in advantages moving forward.

Washington’s versatility and level of play have earned him the opportunity to play a sizable chunk of minutes. He averaged 33.3 in April during the regular season and is up to 36 in the playoffs, which means he should have plenty of opportunities to secure loose balls and cash the over.

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Devin Booker Over 25.5 Points (-120) at FanDuel

Booker was nowhere near his usual standard in the Phoenix Suns’ first two games against the Minnesota Timberwolves, both of which were losses. He averaged 19 points (never scoring more than 20) and posted uncharacteristically low shooting splits of 37.9 percent from the field and 25 percent from three.

Booker is not the most consistent playoff performer in the world, but he’s extremely talented and only needs to see one shot go through the hoop before he can get red-hot. He scored 47 points on 20-25 shooting against the Denver Nuggets last year when he returned home facing a 0-2 deficit, and we’re counting on a similar type of turnaround from him on Friday.

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Mike Conley Under 5.5 Assists (-140) at FanDuel

Minnesota’s 36-year-old point guard is still getting the job done and is a major reason why his team holds a 2-0 series lead over a team that it was favored to lose to. He hit the over on his assists in Game One but went under in Game Two and finished below this line in four of his last six and in four of five matchups with the Suns.

The Timberwolves’ defense has been outstanding thus far, but their offense is playing slightly beyond its usual means. The team ranks third in postseason offensive efficiency, which means they’re due for a bit of natural regression, which could come in their first road game of the playoffs.

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Grant is a sports and sports betting journalist who prides himself on delivering breaking news and insightful analyses of the industry. Grant graduated from Virginia Tech in 2021 and is feverishly pursuing his ambitions in the sports betting field.

In his free time, Grant can be found passionately watching sports, doing a workout, or searching for adventure with his friends.

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