NBA Player Prop Bets to Target on Wednesday 5/18/22

Player props can be useful in a variety of ways, from taking advantage of them straight up within the betting market to measuring a player's potential to produce in daily fantasy basketball.

Here we'll focus on utilizing our projections and a slew of other tools to help make money betting player props. For this article, we are using the odds provided at NBA Finals odds to pinpoint spots where value can be had tonight.

The prop-betting experience on FanDuel Sportsbook is getting even more fun. You can track your player props with real-time updates and place in-game props with ease.

Please note that betting lines and our player projections may change throughout the day after this article is published.

Jalen Brunson Under 19.5 Points (-126)

The Golden State Warriors have been really tough on two-guards, and that has me on the under on Jalen Brunson's point prop.

In the playoffs, shooting guards are scoring only 15.6 points per game against Golden State.

Brunson was held to 19 or fewer points in four of seven games against the Phoenix Suns in the last round. In the regular season, he netted 14, 8, 11, and 15 points in four meetings with the Dubs.

Our algorithm has Brunson finishing with 17.8 points in Game 1.

Stephen Curry Over 5.5 Assists (-142)

In four regular-season meetings with the Dallas Mavericks, Stephen Curry was at his play-making best, racking up assist totals of 9, 10, 7, and 5 -- going over this line in three of the four games.

He also went over this line in three of the final five games last round versus the Memphis Grizzlies.

For the season, Curry averaged 6.3 assists per night -- including 6.6 at home -- and he's averaged at least 5.8 dimes per game in each of the last three campaigns. So far this postseason, he has averaged 5.6 assists per game.

While the -142 price isn't all that fun, our model projects Curry to tally 6.3 assists today.