May 23rd NBA Props – Best Player Prop Bets for Sunday’s Four Playoff Games


Ja Morant dribbling

Ja Morant looks to continue his hot play Sunday as the Memphis Grizzlies take on the
Utah Jazz in Game 1 of their First Round playoff series. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire)

  • The 2020-21 NBA Playoffs continue Sunday with a slate of four games beginning at 1:10pm ET on TNT
  • Player props are one of the most electric 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 are in full swing and bettors are being left a buffet of action on a daily basis. Four games are on the slate today which means almost 12 full hours of action.

TNT is bringing us three of the four games, beginning with the Washington Wizards and Philadelphia 76ers at 1pm ET. ABC jumps into the fray at 3:30pm ET with the Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns before we have to switch back to TNT. They’ll have the Atlanta Hawks and New York Knicks at 7:00pm ET followed by the Memphis Grizzlies and Utah Jazz at 9:30pm ET.

This will be an amazing day of action and we need to get down on some player props to celebrate. 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 23rd NBA Player Props and Odds

Wizards vs 76ers Points at FanDuel Rebounds Assists Three Pointers Made
Bradley Beal (Wizards) 28.5 ( Ov -110 / Un -110) 4.5 ( Ov -134 / Un +110) 3.5 ( Ov -114 / Un -106) 1.5 ( Ov -150 / Un +118)
Russell Westbrook (Wizards) 22.5 ( Ov -108 / Un -112) 12.5 ( Ov -102 / Un -120) 11.5 ( Ov -118 / Un -104) 1.5 ( Ov +140 / Un -180)
Joel Embiid (76ers) 32.5 ( Ov -110 / Un -110) 11.5 ( Ov -130 / Un +106) 3.5 ( Ov +120 / Un -148) 1.5 ( Ov +154 / Un -200)
Tobias Harris (76ers) 20.5 ( Ov -106 / Un -116) 6.5 ( Ov -120 / Un -102) 3.5 ( Ov +108 / Un -132) 1.5 ( Ov +126 / Un -162)
Lakers vs Suns Points Rebounds Assists Three Pointers Made
Anthony Davis (Lakers) 25.5 ( Ov -110 / Un -110) 9.5 ( Ov +104 / Un -128) 2.5 ( Ov -102 / Un -120) 0.5 ( Ov -235 / Un +180)
LeBron James (Lakers) 24.5 ( Ov -106 / Un -116) 7.5 ( Ov -122 / Un +100) 8.5 ( Ov -130 / Un +106) 2.5 ( Ov +128 / Un -166)
Devin Booker (Suns) 26.5 ( Ov -110 / Un -110) 4.5 ( Ov +102 / Un -124) 4.5 ( Ov +124 / Un -152) 1.5 ( Ov -120 / Un -106)
Chris Paul (Suns) 17.5 ( Ov -118 / Un -104) 4.5 ( Ov -130 / Un +106) 9.5 ( Ov -104 / Un -118) 1.5 ( Ov +102 / Un -130)
Hawks vs Knicks Points Rebounds Assists Three Pointers Made
Trae Young (Hawks) 24.5 ( Ov -116 / Un -104) 4.5 ( Ov +116 / Un -142) 9.5 ( Ov -132 / Un +108) 1.5 ( Ov -150 / Un +118)
Bogdan Bogdanovic (Hawks) 17.5 ( Ov -110 / Un -110) 4.5 ( Ov +104 / Un -128) 3.5 ( Ov -134 / Un +110) 3.5 ( Ov -130 / Un +102)
Julius Randle (Knicks) 27.5 ( Ov -112 / Un -108) 9.5 ( Ov +106 / Un -130) 5.5 ( Ov -138 / Un +112) 2.5 ( Ov -115 / Un -111)
RJ Barrett (Knicks) 17.5 ( Ov -118 / Un -104) 5.5 ( Ov -110 / Un -110) 2.5 ( Ov -164 / Un +134) 1.5 ( Ov -180 / Un +140)
Grizzlies vs Jazz Points Rebounds Assists Three Pointers Made
Ja Morant (Grizzlies) 21.5 ( Ov -104 / Un -118) 4.5 ( Ov -130 / Un +106) 7.5 ( Ov +114 / Un -140) 1.5 ( Ov +104 / Un -132)
Jonas Valanciunas (Grizzlies) 17.5 ( Ov -118 / Un -102) 13.5 ( Ov -102 / Un -120) OFF OFF
Donovan Mitchell (Jazz) 26.5 ( Ov -110 / Un -110) 4.5 ( Ov -142 / Un +116) 4.5 ( Ov +116 / Un -142) 2.5 ( Ov -146 / Un +114)
Mike Conley (Jazz) 15.5 ( Ov -110 / Un -110) 3.5 ( Ov +104 / Un -128) 5.5 ( Ov -132 / Un +108) 2.5 ( Ov +106 / Un -136)

Odds as of May 23rd

Ja Will Score

It’s probably time to start taking the Memphis Grizzlies a little more seriously. Can they beat the Utah Jazz in a seven-game series? Probably not. But bettors would be wise to pay attention to Grizzlies’ point guard Ja Morant in the prop market. He is playing with a confidence we haven’t seen and that should be scary for bookmakers.

Looking at his box scores to end the regular season, bettors might see a guy that hasn’t gone over 20 points in two straight games. While that’s true, he’s taken off as the leader of his team in the play-in. After scoring 20 points in a win over the Spurs, Ja erupted for 35 to seal a playoff spot against the Warriors Friday night. He finished 14-for-29 from the field, including 5-for-10 from beyond the arc.

He’s now scored 30+ in four of his last five games where he’s taken 21 or more shots — the only one the regular season finale, when he scored 16 points on 21 takes. That includes one game vs the Utah Jazz.

In fact, in his last three games against Utah, Morant has gone over 30 points twice. The theory is, Rudy Gobert has proven to be a tough matchup for Grizzlies’ big man Jonas Valanciunas, so Morant has been asked to do more on offense. That is a good bet to happen again.

  • The Pick: Morant OVER 21.5 Points (-104)

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Randle is a Beast

When we’re looking for player props, having guys that are on the floor is helpful. Simply put, they can’t accrue statistics from the bench. One thing about Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau: he’s not afraid to play his starters. Julius Randle led the NBA in minutes this season and he will likely be on the floor for 40 plus minutes today. He can also fill up the stat sheet while he’s out there.

Randle’s points plus rebounds prop looks to be a little low given the matchup. In three games with the Hawks this season, Randle hasn’t posted less than 45 points plus rebounds. In two of the games, he’s dropped 40 points. The safe money is on Randle stepping up in the Knick’s first playoff game since 2013.

  • The Pick: Randle OVER 36.5 Points + Rebounds (-118)
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