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Pelicans Soar, Warriors Unleash Curry: Top Player Props for Tuesday’s Play-In

The NBA regular season has concluded, and now we’re at the exciting stage of the NBA Play-In Tournament. This unique format, now in its fourth season, sets the stage for the playoffs to begin and for NBA betting fans to cash in.

Here’s a quick rundown of how the NBA Play-In Tournament works:

Pelicans Soar, Warriors Unleash Curry: Top Player Props for Tuesday's Play-In
Pelicans Soar, Warriors Unleash Curry: Top Player Props for Tuesday's Play-In
  • Each conference’s No. 7 team in the standings will host the No. 8 team. The winners secure the No. 7 seed in the playoffs, and the losers will get another chance to earn a spot.
  • Each conference’s No. 9 team in the standings will host the No. 10 team. The winners will advance to the final stage of the Play-In Tournament. The losers are eliminated.
  • The losers of the No. 7 vs. No. 8 matchups will host the winners of the No. 9 vs. No. 10 matchups. The winners secure the No. 8 seed in the NBA playoffs for its conference. The losing teams are eliminated.

On Tuesday, we kick things off when the New Orleans Pelicans host the Los Angeles Lakers. That matchup will be followed by the Golden State Warriors on the road against the Sacramento Kings. The playoff races in each conference were red-hot through the end of the season, and so were our NBA predictions. We’re coming off of another profitable season, so let’s stay hot with our best NBA props tonight.

Here are the best NBA player prop bets for Tuesday.


Best NBA Player Props Today

Lakers SG Austin Reaves Over 2½ Threes Made (+120)

The injury reports constantly move our NBA betting odds throughout the season, but with these high-profile games, we can expect the stars to show up and shine bright. I love this price we’re getting for Austin Reaves to splash three triples in the Lakers-Pelicans showdown. I thought we would sip the juice at over 1½ threes, but I’m happy to take this at this number. This game will have plenty of intensity, and Reaves has proven that he isn’t afraid of the big moments.

Reaves has knocked down at least three shots from beyond the arc in three consecutive games to close the season, including the previous game against the Pelicans. He has exceeded this line in four of his last five matchups with the Pels. Dating back to last season, he knocked down at least three shots from beyond the arc in six of his last seven playoff games!

The Pelicans allowed the seventh-most threes per game. They allow the second-highest percentage of opponents points from three-point land this season and allow their opponents to live and die by the three. Fire up, Reaves!



Pelicans SF Brandon Ingram Over 4½ Assists (-112)

The New Orleans Pelicans are the correct side in their matchup with the Lakers. We just witnessed Los Angeles blowout the Pels in the season’s final game, which set up this seven-seed versus 8-seed showdown. Brandon Ingram returned from a knee injury in that game, but he was clearly on a minute restriction and played just 13 minutes in the loss, recording 13 points, 5 rebounds, and zero assists. I expect him to be a full-go for this Play-In game on Tuesday night on TNT.

Zion Williamson is playing the best basketball of his career, which allows Ingram to be more of a distributor. Passing is a highly underrated aspect of BI’s game. In his three previous matchups with the Lakers playing alongside Zion, Ingram finished with 7, 8, and 7 assists. Ingram led New Orleans with 5.7 assists per game. He recorded at least 5 assists in 49 of 63 healthy games (77.7%). The Lakers allowed the fifth-most assists per game. This is an excellent buy-low spot.



Warriors PG Steph Curry Over 4½ Rebounds (-137)

With all of the high-profile shooting in the Warriors-Kings matchup, I’m backing a rebounding prop. Golden State has been in playoff mode for a couple of weeks now because they had to hold off the Houston Rockets for the final Play-In spot. The Warriors’ defense is in great shape heading into Tuesday night’s showdown. This is a win-or-go-home game, so I’m expecting an intense atmosphere. This will lead to high effort on the defensive end of the floor and more rebounding chances for both teams.

As one of my favorite NBA over-under bets tonight, I expect the under to be the side here on the total. Sacramento is missing two key players, Kevin Huerter and Malik Monk. They could struggle to knock down shots. The Kings are a solid rebounding team, but the Warriors are surprisingly pulling down the most rebounds per game in the NBA.

Steph Curry isn’t a rebounding machine by any means, but he has grabbed at least five rebounds in three of four matchups against Sacramento this season. He eclipsed this number in four of seven playoff matchups last season with the Kings. He is over this line in 11 of 12 career meetings with De’Aaron Fox. He has pulled down at least five boards in five of his last six games overall. Sacramento is giving up 6.54 rebounds per game to opposing point guards, which is the fourth-most in the NBA. I expect this to be a close game, and Curry should be all over the floor as the Warriors try to put the Kings’ season to bed.



Questions Of The Day

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

LeBron James is projected to record the most assists on Tuesday night when the Lakers battle the Pelicans.

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

The best player prop bet on Tuesday night is Pelicans small forward Brandon Ingram over 4½ assists.

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