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Best NBA Player Props and Betting Picks, 5/4

The NBA Playoffs continue on Wednesday night with two more conference semifinal matchups. The top seeds in both the Eastern and Western Conference will be in action tonight. Minus their superstar center, the Philadelphia 76ers will try to steal Game 2 on the road against the Miami Heat. The nightcap will feature the Dallas Mavericks taking on the Phoenix Suns. In addition to making NBA betting picks on the games themselves, player props continue to afford bettors an additional market in which to turn a profit. The following article offers three of the best NBA player prop bets for the May 4th postseason doubleheader.

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Best NBA Betting Player Props for Tonight, 5/4

All NBA betting player props odds are taken from BetOnline Sportsbook

Tyrese Maxey UNDER 2.5 Three-Pointers (-114)

In Game 1 on Monday night, Philadelphia 76ers guard Tyrese Maxey scored 19 points for the fifth time in seven games this postseason. Despite exceeding his season-long scoring average by 1.5 points, the 21-year-old only connected on a single three-point field goal. For the game, Maxey shot just 1-6 from beyond the arc. He has now failed to record multiple three-pointers in for of the Sixers’ seven postseason games to date. 

When Maxey has found his stroke from deep, he has tended to capitalize on it. Twice in the First Round of the playoffs, he buried five triples. In total, he managed to exceed today’s NBA player props total of 2.5 made three-pointers on a trio of occasions. However, all of those performances came against a Toronto Raptors team that does not prioritize defending the perimeter. The opposite is true of the Miami Heat. On the season, the Heat rank second in three-point shooting defense. Opponents have connected on just 33.7% of shots attempted from distance against Miami. 

In addition to a stingy Heat perimeter defense, all Sixers players are automatically tasked with trying to make up for the injury absence of MVP finalist Joel Embiid. While this theoretically should result in more shot attempts for players like Maxey, plenty of those will presumably be tightly contested looks.

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Bam Adebayo OVER 10.5 Rebounds (+108)

Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo got off to a slow start in these NBA Playoffs last round. He wasted little time in getting going in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Adebayo dropped a huge 24-point, 12-rebound double-double line in Game 1 on Monday night. While expecting him to shoot 80% from the field again tonight might be a reach, there is good reason to believe that Adebayo can continue to post solid rebounding numbers throughout this series.

As the Philadelphia 76ers remain without MVP finalist Joel Embiid, betting over the NBA player props line of 10.5 boards for Adebayo becomes much more appealing. On the full season, Adebayo averaged 10.1 rebounds per game for the Heat. However, the 24-year-old has finished with no less than 11 boards in three of the last four games.

Earlier in the season, the 76ers would have tried to thwart the absence of Embiid by playing Andre Drummond at the center position. Well, Drummond was part of the package that Philly sent to Brooklyn to land James Harden. As a result, they quite literally have no center on the roster capable of banging with Adebayo down low. Sorry to all of the DeAndre Jordan truthers out there. Add in the fact that this NBA betting prop currently comes with a plus-money price point and one has to like the idea of getting behind the Miami big man to have another big game on the glass.

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Reggie Bullock OVER 8.5 Points (-129)

It’s no secret that the vast majority of shot attempts taken by Dallas Mavericks veteran Reggie Bullock are three-pointers. Since the team got Luka Doncic back in the lineup in Game 4 of the First Round, Bullock has taken exactly one field goal attempt from inside the arc. This stat is important when one considers that his NBA player props scoring total for Wednesday night’s Game 2 sits at 8.5. Simple math suggests that Bullock can go over this prop line simply by canning a trio of three-pointers.

The above scenario is something that Bullock did in each of the Mavs’ first five playoff games last round. He scored in double figures with three made triples in Games 1 through 4. Since Game 5 against Utah when he scored exactly nine points on three made three-pointers, Bullock has failed to eclipse the NBA betting total. On the full season, the 31-year-old averaged 8.6 points per game on 36% shooting from distance. The 2-7 shooting effort from deep that Bullock had in Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals equates to just 28.6%.

The Phoenix Suns are notably a difficult defensive opponent. The defending conference champs ranked top-5 in both defensive efficiency and three-point percentage allowed this season. With that being said, Bullock will still get his looks and is more than capable of going over the NBA player props total. Combine the line with the player’s skillset and the math simply favors betting the over. Bettors might also consider adding Bullock OVER 2.5 made three-pointers at +120 odds to their NBA picks portfolio this evening.

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