May 18th NBA Player Props – Best Bets for Celtics vs Wizards & Pacers vs Hornets


PJ Washington wil look to propel the Hornets in the Play-In game. (Photo by Jevone Moore/Icon Sportswire)

  • The 2020-21 NBA Playoffs begin tonight with a two-game slate beginning at 6:45pm ET
  • Player props are one of the most exciting ways to get in on the action
  • See available player props for the top players taking to the floor tonight within the story below

The 2020-21 NBA Playoffs tip-off tonight with two games on the docket. The playoffs look a little different this year with a play-in tournament that will decided the last two spots in both conferences.

TNT is bringing us all the action tonight beginning at 6:45pm ET with the tenth-seeded Charlotte Hornets taking on the Indiana Pacers at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. When they wrap up, we’ll head to the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts to catch the eight-seed Washington Wizards battle the seven-seed Boston Celtics. This is can’t miss stuff we’re dealing with tonight.

Check out the table below to see the lines on the players taking the floor tonight. Scroll down to see two of the better bets on the board.

May 18th NBA Player Props and Odds

Hornets vs Pacers Points at FanDuel Rebounds Assists Three Pointers Made
Terry Rozier (Hornets) 21.5 ( Ov -108 / Un -114) 4.5 ( Ov -144 / Un +118) 5.5 ( Ov +112 / Un -140) 2.5 ( Ov -106 / Un -120)
LaMelo Ball (Hornets) 16.5 ( Ov -104 / Un -116) 5.5 ( Ov -142 / Un +116) 6.5 ( Ov +106 / Un -130) 1.5 ( Ov -104 / Un -122)
Miles Bridges (Hornets) 18.5 ( Ov -110 / Un -110) 6.5 ( Ov -138 / Un +112) 3.5 ( Ov +136 / Un -168) 2.5 ( Ov +144 / Un -186)
P.J Washington (Hornets) 14.5 ( Ov +102 / Un -126) 6.5 ( Ov -134 / Un +110) 2.5 ( Ov +136 / Un -168) 1.5 ( Ov -120 / Un -106)
Domantas Sabonis (Pacers) 22.5 ( Ov -106 / Un -116) 13.5 ( Ov -132 / Un +108) 8.5 ( Ov +118 / Un -144) 0.5 ( Ov -188 / Un +146)
Caris LeVert (Pacers) 24.5 ( Ov -122 / Un +100) 5.5 ( Ov +118 / Un -144) 6.5 ( Ov -115 / Un -105) 2.5 ( Ov +108 / Un -138)
Doug McDermott (Pacers) 14.5 ( Ov +102 / Un -124) 2.5 ( Ov -158 / Un +128) OFF 1.5 ( Ov -186 / Un +144)
Celtics vs Wizards Points Rebounds Assists Three Pointers Made
Jayson Tatum (Celtics) 32.5 ( Ov -112 / Un -108) 8.5 ( Ov -112 / Un -108) 4.5 ( Ov -102 / Un -120) 3.5 ( Ov -106 / Un -120)
Kemba Walker (Celtics) 24.5 ( Ov -118 / Un -102) 4.5 ( Ov -110 / Un -110) 5.5 ( Ov +124 / Un -152) 3.5 ( Ov -111 / Un -115)
Evan Fournier (Celtics) 17.5 ( Ov -122 / Un +100) 4.5 ( Ov +122 / Un -150) 3.5 ( Ov +116 / Un -142) 3.5 ( Ov +124 / Un -160)
Marcus Smart (Celtics) 13.5 ( Ov -122 / Un +100) 4.5 ( Ov +106 / Un -130) 5.5 ( Ov +122 / Un -150) 2.5 ( Ov +128 / Un -164)
Tristan Thompson (Celtics) 7.5 ( Ov -122 / Un +100) 7.5 ( Ov -128 / Un +104) 1.5 ( Ov +156 / Un -194) OFF
Bradley Beal (Wizards) 31.5 ( Ov -108 / Un -112) 4.5 ( Ov -134 / Un +110) 4.5 ( Ov +130 / Un -160) 2.5 ( Ov +142 / Un -184)
Rui Hachimura (Wizards) 13.5 ( Ov -110 / Un -110) 5.5 ( Ov +110 / Un -134) OFF 0.5 ( Ov -128 / Un +100)
Russell Westbrook (Wizards) 24.5 ( Ov -104 / Un -118) 12.5 ( Ov -120 / Un -102) 12.5 ( Ov -138 / Un +112) 1.5 ( Ov -125 / Un -102)

Odds as of May 18th

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PJ Fills up the Stat Sheet

PJ Washington’s second year in the NBA mirrored his first with an uptick in some of the defensive categories. He seems to be comfortable in his role and more importantly, the Charlotte Hornets are comfortable with him. He is a versatile big who can impact games in a few different areas which makes him a fun target in the prop market.

Washington has two different attack surfaces tonight, one of which is in the assist market. At 2.5 +136, his number is ripe. In the Hornets’ last game against the Wizards, Washington dished out four dimes. Over his last five games, he’s seen 5.4 potential assists per contest.

Only one team in the NBA plays has played as fast as the Indiana Pacers this season which is good for Washington. In three games against the Pacers this season, he had at least three assists in two of them. He finished with two in the other game. He is firmly in play in the assist market tonight, but that’s not the only area.

In Washington’s last 19 games, he’s hit at least two three-pointers in 15 of them. Over his last four games, he’s taken at least five in all of them and as many as nine in two of them. We should be chasing volume and if Washington is going to be shooting 5+ threes, he’s a pretty safe bet to hit two of them.

  • The Pick: Washington OVER 2.5 Assists (+136) and Washington OVER 1.5 Made Threes (-120)

Fournier Passes Too

While the masses will be tripping over themselves to take some of the Celtics’ players three-point props, we should consider the assist market. Specifically, Evan Fournier’s assist number. He is certainly a three-point guy, but lately he looks like an undercover facilitator as well.

Over the Fournier’s last four games, he’s topped four assists in three of them. He’s gone for at least six in all of those games. While it’s likely that he takes seven plus three-point attempts tonight, it’s just as likely that he dishes out at least four assists. At +116, that feels like a good spot for bettors.

  • The Pick: Fournier OVER 3.5 Assists (+116)
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