Adam Ronis' best NBA player props for Monday, April 18
There are 3 games to wager on tonight in the first round of the NBA playoffs. The Philadelphia 76ers host the Toronto Raptors, the Utah Jazz visit the Dallas Mavericks and the Golden State Warriors are at home against the Denver Nuggets. Bets may be added throughout the day if additional spots that arise, so be sure to check back later in the day. My record is 91-66-1 for the season. Here are my player props picks for tonight.
OG Anunoby over 16.5 points (-110 on Caesars)
Scottie Barnes has been ruled out and Gary Trent is listed as doubtful. In 6 games without Barnes this season, OG Anunoby is averaging 26 points. Anunoby has scored 36, 31, 26, 25, 24 and 24 points in those games. The 76ers allow the 11th-most points to small forwards, and Anunoby sees an increase in usage of 3.4% without Barnes and Trent on the floor. He scored 20 points in 33 minutes in in Game 1, shooting 9-for-15 from the field, and should have another solid game.
Jalen Brunson over 33.5 points + rebounds + assists (-115 on BetMGM)
Without Luka Doncic, Brunson has to do a lot more on offense for the Mavericks. The Dallas guard sees an increase in usage from 22.5% to 26% without Doncic on the floor. In Game 1 against the Jazz, Brunson had 24 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists in 41 minutes. He shot just 9-for-24 from the floor but still went over this total. Brunson averaged 20.4 points, 7.5 assists and 3.9 rebounds in 17 games in the regular season when the Mavs were playing without Doncic, and he will likely play close to 40 minutes again tonight.
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