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NBA Playoff Props: Evan Mobley & Kyrie Irving to Shine Tonight?

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NBA Playoff Props: Evan Mobley & Kyrie Irving to Shine Tonight?
Evan Mobley #4 of the Cleveland Cavaliers | Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Monday night’s NBA lineup is a battleground of high-stakes games. The Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers will be locked in a fierce battle in Cleveland, with a 7:00 pm ET tip for Game 4 of their Eastern Conference Semifinals clash. The Thunder are set to challenge the Mavericks at 9:30 pm ET. Will we see two more playoff matchups get knotted up at two games apiece, or will the Celtics and Mavs roll? With my NBA predictions proving accurate in the playoffs, I’m excited to maintain the momentum with the best NBA player props for Monday’s pair of playoff games.

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Cavaliers PF Evan Mobley Over 15½ Points

The Cleveland Cavaliers season hangs in the balance tonight. They simply can not afford to go down 3-1 in this series heading back to Boston. In that scenario, the Celtics would most certainly close out the series on their home floor. I expect Boston to win this game, but the Cavaliers won’t go down easily. Donovan Mitchell has been a machine for Cleveland, and quietly, Evan Mobley has performed exceptionally well. Mobley has been the second-best player for the Cavs in this series, and I expect another solid night out of the 6-foot-11-inch power forward from USC.

Mobley has scored 17, 21, and 17 points in this series. He has stepped up in the absence of Jarrett Allen, who is listed as questionable again ahead of Game 4. Allen is dealing with a severe rib injury, so even if he miraculously returns, I expect the Cavs to need Mobley’s production. With Al Horford as Boston’s lone big the majority of the time, the paint is wide open to be attacked. Fire up Mobley again at home tonight in Game 4.

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Mavericks PG Kyrie Irving Over 2½ Made Threes

I was surprised to see Kyrie Irving’s three-point prop set at just 2½. With Luka Doncic hampered by injuries, Kyrie and his teammates have stepped up in the first three games against the Thunder. Trade deadline acquisition PJ Washington has been the story for the Mavs in this series, leading Dallas to wins in back-to-back games, and I expect him to continue to play well at home tonight. Irving has only hit this line in Game 1 of this series, but he wasn’t shy in Game 3, shooting 2 of 6 from downtown.

The Thunder have been excellent defensively this postseason, but they have struggled to slow down the Mavs three-point shooting. Defending corner three-pointers has been a weakness all season for OKC. The Thunder allowed the second-most corner threes per game (4.5) behind only the Chicago Bulls. Irving led all Mavs players, shooting 49.3% from the corner this season. In Games 1 and 2, we saw Josh Green knock down three corner threes off the bench for Dallas. Hardaway Jr. has also knocked down two shots from beyond the arc in back-to-back games off the bench. Washington has been electric from three-point land in this series and tonight it will be Irving. He has exceeded this line in 6 of 9 playoff games. He knocked down at least three shots from beyond the arc in 17 of his previous 24 games, playing at least 30 minutes (70%). I expect a great showing tonight from playoff Kyrie.



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Mavericks C Daniel Gafford Over 6½ Rebounds

If you’re wondering why this looks familiar, it’s because we cashed on Gafford at 6½ rebounds in Game 1! I went right back to the big man in Game 2 but lost by the hook with seven boards. The sportsbook has dropped this number back to 6½ after Daniel Gafford finished with eight points and five rebounds in Game 3 over the weekend. Gafford went to the locker room because of a shoulder injury, but he played in the second half. I’m a bit weary that the injury could linger, but Dallas has been too dominant on the glass not to back him.

The Thunder were one of a few teams this season worse on the glass than the Mavericks. Oklahoma City lacks size and length outside of Chet. This will likely be their ultimate downfall, and they should have been in the trade market for a big like Dallas was at the deadline. The Thunder sat on their hands while the Mavs went out and acquired Gafford from the Washington Wizards at the trade deadline. It’s a glaring issue so far, with Dallas dominating the glass in this series.

The athletic center averaged 20 minutes per game in Round 1 against the Clippers and played just 20 minutes in Game 3 after playing 27 minutes in both Games 1 and 2 against OKC.



The Thunder allowed the fifth-most rebounds per game to opposing centers and the seventh-most rebounds per game overall. Dallas remains without Maxi Kleber after he suffered a shoulder injury in Round 1, which will only increase the minutes Gafford is on the floor. Gafford finished with 10, 7, 15, 11, 7, and 5 rebounds in six games without Kleber. Gafford played OKC three times during the regular season: once with Washington, where he had nine rebounds, and twice since being traded to Dallas when he finished with 9 and 15 rebounds! Since the trade to Dallas, Gafford has pulled down at least seven rebounds in 16 of 23 games (69.5%), where he played at least 20 minutes. He finished with seven rebounds seven times with Dallas, so this could be a sweat. Derrick Lively played more minutes off the bench in the last game, but I expect things to return in Gafford’s favor. Ready to bet now? Click here to open your BetUS account.



Questions of the Day

What is the best NBA player prop bet tonight?

The best NBA player prop bet tonight is for Kyrie Irving to go over his 2½ three-pointers betting line.

What playoff team has the best ATS record this season?

The Dallas Mavericks have the best ATS record of the playoff teams during the regular season at 54-37, covering 61.8% of the time.

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