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NBA Player Props and Best Bets for Tuesday, May 28

Written by: Grant Mitchell
Published May 28, 2024
11 min read

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The Boston Celtics pulled another fourth quarter comeback against the Indiana Pacers to beat them 105-102 in Game Four and 4-0 in the series, eliminating them from the playoffs in the Eastern Conference Finals. Jaylen Brown was named the conference finals MVP after he put up 29 points and six rebounds in the closeout game.

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

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Best NBA Player Props Today 2024 05 28 Timberwolves Karl Anthony Towns

Best NBA Prop Bets for Tuesday, May 28

Karl-Anthony Towns Under 1.5 Threes (+146) at FanDuel

To say that Towns has not been at his best would be a massive understatement. He went 3-22 (13.6 percent) from beyond the arc in his series against the Dallas Mavericks and is trying to find his rhythm so badly that he’s taking ill-advised shots, such as the off-balance three near the end of Game Three (a game which he ended 0-8 from beyond the arc).

The Minnesota Timberwolves find themselves in an 0-3 hole and one loss away from being eliminated from the postseason. Towns is going to need to abandon his pursuit of the three-point shot and score in ways he knows he can, such as by attacking the basket, or risk playing few minutes.

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Daniel Gafford Under 7.5 Rebounds (+102) at FanDuel

Daniel Gafford went under this line in two of three games in the series, including each of the last two. He also went under in 11 of 14 playoff games overall and, despite being a truly brilliant cog for Dallas in his role, has not been a dominant force on the glass.

Gafford could be in line to play more minutes than usual with Dereck Lively II out for Game Four with a neck sprain, which is why his line is higher than it normally is. There’s always the chance he’ll play a ton of minutes, but he played a playoff-high 29 in Game Three and still only managed to grab three boards during that time.

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Jaden Hardy Over 5.5 Points (+104) at FanDuel

Hardy, only 21, started becoming a consistent part of the rotation during Game Five of the Mavs’ series against the Oklahoma City Thunder in response to Tim Hardaway Jr.'s struggle to make an impact during his minutes. Although he played a modest 10.7 minutes per game in this series, he scored eight and seven points in his last two games and was fearless in getting his shots up.

The Mavs need bench scoring to supplement the excellence of Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving, even if that scoring comes in limited minutes. With no Lively II there to provide more support off the bench, Hardy could end up taking a lot of shots and easily going over this line on Tuesday evening.

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Rudy Gobert Under 10.5 Rebounds (-104) at FanDuel

Gobert’s reputation has really come into question during these playoffs, whether it be his (understandable) struggles defending Nikola Jokic, the Wolves looking better without him than with him, or his poor play in this series. He played just 29 minutes in Game Three and was in foul trouble in three of his last four games, which could give him fewer opportunities to crash the glass on Tuesday.

“The French Rejection” is yet to beat this total in the series, boasting a series-high of 10 boards and coming off a six-rebound game in the Game Three loss. He’s just one of several underperformers, but he and Karl-Anthony Towns have not looked good on the floor together.

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Naz Reid Over 12.5 Points (-128) at FanDuel

Reid is one of the few Wolves players that have impressed in the conference finals. He scored at least 14 points in every game and averaged 17.3 points on 56.3 percent shooting from the field and 55 percent from the three, highlighted by a 23-point explosion with seven threes in Game Two.

The Sixth Man of the Year winner is playing 28.3 minutes per game in this series after he registered just 22.3 per game against the Denver Nuggets and could see even more time on the floor with both Towns and Gobert struggling. He’s never shy of taking shots and will score points.

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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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