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NBA Player Props and Best Bets for Tuesday, May 7

Written by: Grant Mitchell
Published May 7, 2024
11 min read

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The New York Knicks scored 39 fourth-quarter points to come from behind and beat the Indiana Pacers in a slobberknocker of an opening gambit in their Eastern Conference Semifinal matchup.

The Minnesota Timberwolves then took their second of two road matchups with the defending champion Denver Nuggets to remain perfect during the postseason. Anthony Edwards and Karl-Anthony Towns scored 27 apiece while Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray 24 combined points.

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

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Best NBA Prop Bets Today May 07 2024 Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving 6+ Assists (+140) at FanDuel

Irving and the Dallas Mavericks are preparing to take on the one-seed Oklahoma City Thunder for a spot in the Western Conference Finals. While all eyes will be on the matchup between Luka Doncic and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Irving has been the Mavs’ best playoff performer up to this point.

The 32-year-old only went over this line twice in six games against the Los Angeles Clippers but was right in the ballpark in all but one of them. He also should benefit from going against an OKC team that likes to double the post and get into rotation, which, combined with the average pace of both teams, should help him get downhill and open up the passing lanes.

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Al Horford Under 2.5 Assists (+132) at FanDuel

Horford did not receive a noticeable uptick in minutes after Kristaps Porzingis exited the lineup with an injury, which alleviates some of the concerns associated with this bet. The Cleveland Cavaliers also ranked fourth in points allowed per 100 possessions in the playoffs and should put up a good fight against the Boston Celtics.

“Big Al” went under in three of five games against the Miami Heat in the first round and doesn't have a great matchup here. If Jarrett Allen plays, he’ll have the excellent Evan Mobley on him for heavy stretches, and if he doesn’t, then he should spend more time posting up smaller wings and looking to score than moving the ball on the perimeter.

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Dereck Lively II Over 6.5 Rebounds (-104) at FanDuel

Lively went over this line in back-to-back games and in three of six games against the Clippers in the first round. Although he’s still a rookie, he should be in for a minutes increase following the injury of Maxi Kleber and since he’s the most mobile of the Dallas bigs, which will be important against this Thunder team.

OKC plays a very small roster and ranked third from the bottom in both regular season and postseason rebound percentage. Lively has a great chance to wreak havoc against the smaller OKC front line, especially since he cashed every over when he played 20 minutes or more in round one

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Derrick White Under 16.5 Points (-132) at FanDuel

The odds are that White doesn’t continue to disguise himself as a reincarnation of Ray Allen and instead returns to the player he was during the regular season. That player is still excellent in his role and had a fringe All-Star case, but it’s not the player who averaged 22.4 points and made 4.2 threes per game against Miami.

White averaged 11.3 points and hit the under twice in three matchups with the Cavs, including a three-point effort in their last encounter. Cleveland also held the Orlando Magic to 30.9 percent three-point shooting in the first round and should put up more resistance than the Heat did.

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P.J. Washington Over 5.5 Rebounds (-120) at FanDuel

Washington did not do much on the glass in the first round against LA, only beating his total in the first two games of the series. However, he recorded 5+ boards in five of the six meetings and, like Lively, will get to take advantage of a smaller team that is great everywhere except for on the glass.

Washington is also due to see potentially even more minutes after he averaged 35.3 against the Clippers in light of the Kleber injury. He’s quickly become a trusted member of the Dallas squad and has a great chance to get Game One of the conference semis started off the right way.

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