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Pascal Siakam, Michael Porter Jr. Headline Today’s Best Prop Bets

The NBA playoffs have been a thrilling ride, and I’ve been right there with you, delivering a remarkable 32– 20 record on NBA player prop bets since the start of the playoffs. This consistent success is a testament to my research. We closed out Monday with another 2-1 night, and I’m eager to continue this winning streak tonight.

The Boston Celtics took care of business and defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers to take a 3-1 series lead. This victory was not unexpected, considering the Cavs were without Donovan Mitchell. Evan Mobley soared over his points prop and finished with 19 points.

Pascal Siakam, Michael Porter Jr. Headline Today's Best Prop Bets
Pascal Siakam #43 of the Indiana Pacers - Elsa/Getty Images/AFP.

My favorite series thus far delivered again, with the Thunder mounting a massive second-half comeback to even the series with the Mavericks. Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving combined for just 27 points in the game. They did get some help from their teammates like Daniel Gafford, who cashed his rebounds prop for us.

 

 

On Tuesday, we continue two more second-round series when the New York Knicks host the Indiana Pacers at 8:00 p.m. ET as they look to bounce back after dropping both games on the road. Anthony Edwards and the Minnesota Timberwolves will cap off the night on the road against the Denver Nuggets when they battle in Game 5. My predictions have been red-hot, and we’re coming off of another profitable season, so let’s keep things rolling with my best NBA player props for Tuesday’s  playoff games.

Here’s a look at some NBA odds to consider!

Best NBA Player Props Today

Knicks PG Miles McBride Over 9½ Points

You know what time it is! I hope you’re ready for the DEUCEEEE chants vibrating off the Madison Square Garden walls again. The Knicks, a team known for their strong defense and home-court advantage, are already without Julius Randle, Mitchell Robinson, Bojan Bogdanovic, and OG Anunoby. This means they will need to find more scoring off the bench. Miles McBride, a promising young player who has shown his scoring ability in previous games, has proven to be the spark off the bench for Thibs. He finished with an average of 11 points per game in Round 1 against the 76ers, demonstrating his consistency and potential to exceed the 9½ points line.

Deuce has become a fan favorite in the Garden, and the Knicks will need him to produce if they want to take a commanding 3-2 lead in this series. He was over this line in 16-of-26 games after the All-Star break, showing his ability to score consistently. He has played an average of 30 minutes per game in this series since the injuries to OG and Bojan. He reached double-digit points in 19 of 21 games when he played at least 30 minutes and 10 of 10 when playing 30 minutes at the Garden!

The Pacers have struggled to defend opposing guards, allowing the second-most points per game to shooting guards during the regular season. This sets the stage for McBride to shine in tonight’s game. The Pacers’ focus on Jalen Brunson could leave the door open for role players like McBride. With his scoring ability and the lack of scoring options off the bench, this line is a gift. Trust in Deuce!

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Pacers PF Pascal Siakam Over 20½ Points

If you’ve followed along with my NBA bets this postseason, you would know we are 3-0 betting on Pascal Siakam. I faded him in the first two games on the road and backed him in Game 3 at the house. I expect him to have another decent performance in Game 5 with OG Anunoby out for the Knicks. Siakam was tremendous for the Pacers against the Milwaukee Bucks, scoring 36 and 37 points in the first two games, but he disappeared for the remainder of the series. Siakam scored 17, 13, 12, and 19 points in the next four games. Against the Knicks, he finished with 19 points in Game 1 and 14 in Game 2, both games going under his prop. Then, in Game 3, he poured in 26 points and cashed the over. Game 5 was a blowout, and he played just 22 minutes compared to his playoff average of 35 minutes per game.

The Pacers acquired the former All-Star Siakam in a surprising move from the Toronto Raptors in January. The Knicks also made a shocking trade with the Raptors in January when they acquired OG Anunoby. Anunoby is one of the premier defenders in the NBA and a glaring issue currently for the Knicks is their lack of depth. New York is losing the battle of attrition, and Anunoby is the latest Knick to go down with an injury. OG has been ruled out with a hamstring injury for Game 5. I expect Siakam to produce again without Anunoby on the floor to defend him.

 

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Knicks PF Precious Achiuwa Over 6½ Points

With our next player prop, I will go with another role player for the Knicks, Precious Achiuwa. He was also part of the Anunoby trade and came to the Knicks from the Raptors at the halfway point of the season. Achiuwa’s role has significantly increased due to the injuries to the Knicks’ key players, and he’s been playing significant minutes. His ability to contribute on both ends of the court, especially in the paint, makes him a strong candidate for this prop bet.

He is over this line in two of the last three games since OG went down. The Pacers allowed the most points in the paint in the NBA, and I expect Precious to attack the rim and the offensive glass. He is averaging over 20 minutes per game in this series. Since being traded to New York, he exceeded this line in 22 of 32 games where he played at least 20 minutes and 15 of his last 17 at home playing at least 20 minutes. He has hit this line in five consecutive regular-season matchups, with Indiana playing at least 20 minutes. Fire up Precious ahead of tonight’s game!

 

Nuggets SF Michael Porter Jr. Over 15½ Points

We’re heading to Denver tonight with our third and final NBA bet. The sportsbook has juiced Michael Porter Jr’s lines in the playoffs, but this is a solid buy-low spot on the Nuggets third-best scorer. We were all over MPJ in the series with the Lakers, and he came through for us on multiple occasions! MPJ was the third point of attack for the defending champs all season, and with the Timberwolves defense tormenting Jamal Murray, Denver will need him to step up. Aaron Gordon has been the surprise hero for the defending champs on the road, but I expect MPJ to get hot from beyond the arc back in Mile High. He shot 4-for-7 from beyond the arc in the Game 1 loss and finished with 20 points. The entire Nuggets team was awful in the Game 2 blowout loss. In the desperation spot in Game 3, he poured in 21 points.

MPJ has exceeded this line in two of three overall meetings during the regular season when he played at least 30 minutes. The defense will be focused on slowing down Jokic, leaving MPJ with enough open looks to climb above this number. Count on him to contribute for Denver tonight despite Minnesota’s unflappable defense.

 

 

Questions of the Day

Who will record the most assists in Tuesday’s NBA Playoff Games?


Tyrese Haliburton is projected to record the most assists on Tuesday night when the Pacers battle the Knicks in Game 5.

What is the best NBA player prop bet on Tuesday night?


The best player prop bet on Tuesday night is Knicks guard Miles McBride over 9½ points.

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