NBA Player Prop Bets to Target on Thursday 9/17/20
Player props can be useful in a variety of ways, from taking advantage of them straight up (to the tune of cold hard cash), to measure a player's potential to produce in daily fantasy basketball.
While you can use those odds in fantasy, you can also utilize our fantasy projections and a variety of other tools to help make money betting everyday player props.
For this article, we are using the odds provided at FanDuel Sportsbook to pinpoint three spots where value can be had on a player's stat line, scoring, or even shot type.
Please note that betting lines and our game projections may change throughout the day after this article is published.
Goran Dragic, Over 27.5 Points, Rebounds, and Assists (-104)
Goran Dragic continued his hot streak for the Miami Heat, recording 29 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 assists in 39 minutes. Dragic has played 39 or minutes in only two games during the postseason, averaging 23.0 points, 6.0 assists, and 5.5 rebounds in them. In three total meetings versus Boston, he's averaged 24.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 3.7 assists per game.
Up 1-0 in the series, Dragic will be counted on as a primary scorer and facilitator. In two Game 2's this postseason, Dragic is averaging 21.5 points, 5.0 assists, and 4.0 rebounds in 33.0 minutes. He's also connected on two or more three-pointers in 8-of-10 playoff games this postseason. Dragic's averaged 16.0 and 18.8 field-goal attempts in the first two series of the playoffs, and he's played at least 32 minutes in every game.
When he played between 30-39 minutes in the regular season, he averaged 18.9 points, 5.8 assists, and 3.4 rebounds across 19 games, with only two as a starter. When he's played between 30-39 minutes this postseason, he's averaged 22.2 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 4.2 assists across nine games, all as a starter.
Jayson Tatum, Over 9.5 Rebounds (+102)
Jayson Tatum has double-doubled in five straight games for the Celtics and recorded at least nine rebounds in eight of his last nine. He's grabbed at least 9 boards in 9-of-12 playoff games this year while averaging 9.6 rebounds per game.
In the semifinals, Tatum had 10 or more rebounds in 4-of-7 and 9 or more boards in 6-of-7 games. In the first round, he averaged 9.8 rebounds, and he averaged 14.0 rebounds in two games of 40 or more minutes.
Tatum has recorded 42 or more minutes played in three straight games and averaged 41.7 minutes in the semifinals. In the regular season, when he played more than 40 minutes, he averaged 8.8 rebounds, but in the postseason, Tatum's averaging 12.2 boards when surpassing 40 minutes. In his five games of 40 or more minutes that weren't in overtime, he averaged 11.6 rebounds, still pushing the over.