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2023-24 NBA Player Props, Breakdown, Odds, and Picks (Apr 17)

By · Updated 1 month ago
  • We’ve got some NBA player props for you for Wednesday, April 17, 2024.
  • Joel Embiid over 30.5 points is one of our top props for this evening.
  • DeMar DeRozan should have an easy job scoring 30 or more points tonight.

Two games of the 2024 NBA Play-in Tournament are on the program on Wednesday, April 17. As both games are super important for the teams involved, you can be certain that all the superstars will give their utmost on the court, which is great news for fans of NBA player props.

We are certain that some players will go crazy scoring-wise this evening, so backing them to go “over” could bring nice cash your way. So, which player props are we talking about? Keep reading to find out!


Heat vs. 76ers

How to Watch

  • When: Wednesday, April 17, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. ET
  • Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Channel: ESPN

Prop Pick

Philadelphia’s best player Joel Embiid missed 43 of his team’s 82 NBA games this season due to a knee injury. But before hurting himself, he was arguably the best player in the entire league.

Back in December, for example, we saw him, score 51 points against the Minnesota Timberwolves, and in January, he scored 70 against the San Antonio Spurs.

After going two months without any action, he made his comeback earlier this month. He has played five games in April so far, scoring 30+ in his last three. Unfortunately, he hurt his injury again for which he had to miss two games this month.

The good news, however, is that he seems to be ready for the Heat vs. 76ers game this evening. And we think he’s gonna go wild!

NBA Player PropOdds
Joel Embiid Over 30.5 Points-109

Hawks vs. Bulls

How to Watch

  • When: Wednesday, April 17, 2024, at 9:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: United Center, Chicago, Illinois
  • Channel: ESPN

Prop Pick

DeMar DeRozan was one of the key men for the Chicago Bulls in the regular season and one their fans should take for getting the team to the Play-in Tournament.

In the regular season, his average was 24.0 points per game, but he’s really upped his form in the closing couple of rounds. In fact, he scored 30+ points in each of his last four games.

READ ALSO: NBA Play-In: Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers Odds, and Picks (Apr 17)

Now, we think it’s time for him to do it again. His team is playing on home turf against an out-of-form team. The Atlanta Hawks lost each of their last six games, getting hammered by the Indiana Pacers 157-115 in their last game of the regular season.

With 120.5 points conceded per game, the Hawks shared the second spot on the list of the worst defenses in the 2023-24 NBA. That said, we can’t see why DeRozan wouldn’t score 30 or more points tonight.

NBA Player PropOdds
DeMar DeRozan Over 29.5-114
Annie Adkins
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