NBA Player Props, Breakdown, Odds, and Picks (May 3)

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  • Can James Harden score 25+ points against the Celtics this evening?
  • Will Marcus Smart steal the ball from the 76ers at least once?
  • Is Al Horford going to record 7 or more rebounds?

We’ve got some NBA player props for you!

Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics is the only NBA game on the program today. But that’s more than enough, especially for those bettors who like player props. We’ve got several prop ideas in mind, but there’s one that’s sticking out. To learn which one, just keep on reading!

76ers vs Celtics

How to Watch:

  • When: Wednesday, May 3, 2023, at 8 p.m ET
  • Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Channel: TNT


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Prop Pick

This matchup is interesting for a number of reasons, starting with the fact that the 76ers lead the series 1-0. They beat the Celtics in Boston two days ago, even though they were without their best player Joel Embiid.

The No. 1 favorite to win the NBA MVP award missed that game due to an injury (and will probably miss tonight’s game as well), but James Harden made everyone forget about him. The bearded point guard scored 46 points that evening – his best record in the playoffs in history.

Can he do something similar in Game 2? Oddsmakers have set Harden’s point margin at 24.5 points, and we think “under” is going to hit (at -115 odds). This is because the Celtics are bound to do much better defensively than in the previous game.

There are several excellent defenders on Boston’s roster, starting with last season’s NBA Defensive Player of the Year, Marcus Smart. This guy’s made 10 steals in the last seven games, and we wouldn’t be surprised if he recorded at least one in tonight’s game.

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The odds of such a scenario playing out are +100 at BetOnline. Still, that’s not our top NBA player prop pick for this evening. Instead, our top prop is Al Horford to record at least 7 rebounds.

Two days ago, Harden missed 13 field goal attempts, as well as 7 three-pointers. He’ll probably miss a lot tonight as well, and the Celtics need to take advantage of that with defensive rebounds.  

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Al Horford to record at least 7 rebounds
Annie Adkins
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