Today's Best NBA Player Prop Picks & Odds, Sunday 5/19: Jalen Brunson dishes dimes in Madison Square Garden

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The best two words in sports: Game 7 – and we have two of them. The New York Knicks host the Indiana Pacers for a trip to the Eastern Conference Finals on the line. Meanwhile, on the other side of the bracket, the Denver Nuggets and Minnesota Timberwolves go head-to-head to face off against the Dallas Mavericks.

Let’s dive into our top NBA player prop bets for Sunday, May 19.

Jalen Brunson, NYK, Over 6.5 assists (-125)

Odds available at DraftKings Sportsbook at time of publishing.

With his back against the wall, Jalen Brunson is headlining a New York Knicks squad that is currently depleted. OG Anunoby is questionable heading into Sunday, while Josh Hart sustained an abdominal injury in Game 6 but will try to play through. That said, Brunson will continue to register a usage rate of nearly 40%.

In game 6, Brunson dished out five assists on 10 opportunities – his 3rd lowest total of the series. With a point total of 35.5 and a Pacers defense that will continue to throw everything at him with playmaker Josh Hart banged up, getting a price of -125 while FanDuel and the rest of the market is down to -135 is an excellent bet.

Naz Reid, MIN, Over 12.5 points+ rebounds + assists (-130)

Odds available at ESPN Sportsbook at time of publishing.

Naz Reid continues to be a massive factor in this series as the Timberwolves 3rd big man. With Karl-Anthony Towns struggling with foul trouble, Reid has the potential to see 25+ minutes in Game 7. He saw 4th quarter action in Game 5 while Jaden McDaniels struggled to knock down shots but failed to surpass this line. In Game 6, Reid made an effort to get going in the scoring department. He attempted 12 field goal attempts – his 2nd most of the series.

Reid can take advantage of his size as long as Aaron Gordon isn’t defending him. He took a smaller Kentavious Caldwell-Pope in the post in Game 6 and scored with ease. As a matchup nightmare with a low points + rebounds + assists line compared to the rest of the market, Reid should be in a nice spot to eclipse this line for the 5th time this series.

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