3 Best NBA Prop Bets Today for Hawks vs. Cavaliers (Young, Mobley To Have Huge Days)

Evan Mobley is positioned to have a huge day against the Hawks
Evan Mobley is positioned to have a huge day against the Hawks / Sarah Stier/GettyImages

We've got a win-or-go-home matchup tonight as the Atlanta Hawks take on the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Play-In Tournament at 7:30 PM EST.

WynnBET Sportsbook has the Hawks favored by two in this elimination contest. Peter Dewey wrote up a preview for the contest and favors Atlanta, but I've identified a few prop bets that present value for us as well.

Let's check out what's caught my eye as we examine the best prop bets for today's Hawks vs Cavaliers Play-In matchup. As always, all odds are courtesy of WynnBET.

3 Best Prop Bets for Hawks vs Cavaliers

Trae Young Over 29.5 Points (-120)

Ice Trae in an elimination game? Yes please. Young has cleared this prop in five of his last seven contests and takes on a Cavaliers team today that ranks 24th in defensive rating over their last 15 games. For context, that's one spot worse than the Houston Rockets, who we all know are absolutely dreadful defensively.

In four games against Cleveland this year, Trae has averaged 32.5 points per game and cleared this prop three times. These teams played in the second game of the season and Young scored only 24 points on 8/22 shooting, but in the three games after that he scored 35, 41, and 30 points. I expect a big game from him today in a do-or-die situation and love the value on this prop.

Evan Mobley 2+ Blocks (-105)

The likely Rookie of the Year has been a defensive savant. He has eight blocks over his last three games and will be relied upon to stop an explosive Hawks offense. In three games against Atlanta this season, Mobley swatted eight total shots away and will have ample opportunity to cause havoc down low.

Atlanta does a good job at preventing opponents from blocking their shots, but Mobley is a different animal. He ranks third in the league in block percentage and we're getting tremendous value on him to continue to do what he always does: swat shots away with authority.

Evan Mobley 25+ Points + Rebounds (-135)

I'm expecting a huge day from the rook. Over their last 15 games, Atlanta ranks 23rd in the league in rebound percentage and have allowed opponents to shoot 65.2% in close-range shots (six feet or less). Mobley will have plenty of put-back opportunities as a result and in the most recent game he played against the Hawks, Mobley had five offensive boards and 32 combined points and rebounds.

He cleared this prop in two of the three games he played against Atlanta this season and only missed the mark by one in the other. Mobley exploded for 18 points and 10 rebounds in just 22 minutes in his final game of the season against the Bucks and I think Cleveland runs the offense through him today. Give me all of the Mobley props in a dominant performance from the franchise cornerstone.

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