A props parlay can return a huge dividend, so it’s worth having a play.
Wizards vs 76ers Props: Winning Margin
The Philadelphia 76ers are firm favorites to beat the Washington Wizards. The current line is -8 and we think Philadelphia wins, but we’re seeking bigger odds.
The 76ers are capable of producing a big effort against Washington, which made it into the playoffs via the play-in tournament. There is a distinct class edge to the home side and we think a double-digit victory is in the offing.
Ben Simmons provided the spark in Game One and we expect another big game from the Australian.
“I thought he was special,” coach Doc Rivers said post-game, reported by nine.com.au. “Whoever he guarded struggled scoring, he created so many points for us, off the glass to 3, off transition to 3, creating switches that they didn’t want to have.
”He is just a treasure. He is something that you don’t see a lot in this league and he has such a skill set that’s so different.
“There’s a lot of people that can’t make what of him. All I see is his greatness and I just want him to keep doing what he’s doing.”
Expect Simmons to spark Philadelphia and we like the 14-16 margin, which pays a handsome price of +750. It would be a nice way to kick off the props parlay.
Pick: Philadelphia 76ers 14-16 (+750)
Hawks vs Knicks Props: Double Result
The Atlanta Hawks are up 1-0 against the New York Knicks and they could inflict more damage.
They were able to space the floor well, and although we didn’t see enough from Clint Capela, Trae Young did everything he could to win.
We expect another top effort from Young, and we would love his supporting cast to help out. If they do, we think the Hawks will storm the Knicks on their home court.
Trae Young joins ELITE company 👏
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 24, 2021
New York got limited production from Julius Randle, and he is the linchpin for its success. Without Randle scoring at least 20 points, the Knicks are going to struggle for offensive production.
There was nothing wrong with their defense, but when you score only 105 points, it’s not going to get the job done.
Atlanta is a much more efficient team on the offensive end and we think this game will be decided by who makes the most threes. The advantage goes to the Hawks and we like their chances to lead at the half and at full time.
NBA betting markets have Hawks-Hawks at +200, which is a nice addition to the NBA parlay.
Pick: Hawks-Hawks +200
Grizzlies vs Jazz Props: 1st-Half Margin
Game Two can throw in a surprising result, so we’re going left-field for this prop pick.
We like Memphis to lead at halftime, but we want to pick the correct halftime margin. There is excellent value with 4-6 points, which pays +1000.
We’re happy with the odds for a team that gave the Jazz everything it had last time on court. It was a top performance from Memphis and there is no reason why they can’t start fast again.
Donovan Mitchell will play, but it could take him some time to find his feet. Ja Morant will come out of the gates humming and Memphis could establish a buffer at the half.
The Grizzlies are being underrated with betting markets at +8½ for the game. However, the upset could be on the cards again and this Memphis team is made tough.
It only needs to play well for one half for our pick to cash. It’s only a three-point window, but we can’t pass up the value.