Best NBA Prop Bets Today (Fade James Harden, Back Jalen Brunson in Saturday's Playoff Action)

Philadelphia 76ers guard James Harden.
Philadelphia 76ers guard James Harden. / Dylan Buell/GettyImages

The BetSided team is all in on player props for this NBA season, sharing our favorite and best prop bet picks each day during the year. 

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Here are the plays we are eyeing for tonight’s slate with all odds via WynnBET:

Best NBA Prop Bets Today

  • Jalen Brunson OVER 30.5 Points, Rebounds and Assists (-110)
  • James Harden UNDER 21.5 Points (-105)

Jalen Brunson OVER 30.5 Points, Rebounds and Assists (-110)

The Dallas Mavericks are going to be without superstar Luka Doncic in Game 1 against the Utah Jazz, but I think that gives us some value on a player prop on the Mavs side. 

Guard Jalen Brunson has been Dallas’ second-best player this season, and he’s going to handle the ball a lot more often, along with Spencer Dinwiddie, with Doncic sidelined with a calf strain. 

I love Brunson to go OVER 30.5 points, rebounds and assists in this game, as he’s been dominant when Doncic doesn’t play this season. 

In 17 games (not a small sample size) without Luka in the 2021-22 campaign, Brunson is averaging 20.4 points, 7.5 assists and 3.9 rebounds per game. That adds up to 31.8 PRA. 

I think Brunson gets even more run in a playoff game, and the Mavs may need to play a bit more uptempo than usual (last in the NBA in pace) against a Jazz team that has the No. 1 offensive rating in the league. – Peter Dewey

James Harden UNDER 21.5 Points (-105)

James Harden has missed this line in six of his last eight and has been shooting terribly in the process. 

In the last eight games, Harden is shooting 35% from the field and 30% from 3-point range. He’s going to deal with long, versatile wings this entire series that will affect his jump shot and not allow him to get to the rim. 

Toronto has to stay disciplined and not hack him every time down, but the Raptors are perfectly equipped to keep Harden in check. – Donnavan Smoot

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