Wednesday's NBA Playoffs card gives us 3 matchups to enjoy. The Grizzlies will host the Lakers at 7:30 Eastern, and Memphis will be looking to even up that series. The Heat will travel to Milwaukee to take on the Bucks in the 9 PM tilt.
The late nightcap between the Timberwolves and the Nuggets will tip-off at 10 PM on TNT. Denver currently has a 1-0 lead in that series. The Nuggets have been insanely good at home, which is why they're an 8.5-point favorite in that game.
To make these games even more exciting, here are 3 PrizePicks NBA props for April 19. Good luck!
Towns is a dominant big man with a frame that's ideal for crashing the boards at 6-11 and 248 pounds. That being said, we're going to fade the former Kentucky Wildcat in the rebounding department tonight.
Minnesota will be taking on Denver tonight, which means that Towns will be competing for rebounds with Nikola Jokic. That's obviously a tough matchup. The Nuggets lead the league in rebounds allowed per game, which is a big reason why we like this Under.
Some of the season-long metrics also favor an Under. Towns only averaged 8.1 rebounds per game during the regular season. Towns also stayed under this total in 18 of the 29 games he played in.
This one seems as square as they come, but look for King James to be active on both the glass and as a distributor tonight. Memphis only ranks 27th in assists allowed and 25th in rebounds allowed. This tells us that James shouldn't have any trouble filling up the stat sheet tonight.
We like the fact that James averaged 8.3 rebounds and 6.8 assists during the regular season. That comes out to a total of 15.1 rebounds and assists combined, which is slightly above this PrizePicks number.
In 2 games against Memphis, James is averaging 10 rebounds and 5.5 assists. That's also another nice statistical advantage for us on this Over. Let's play the 18-time All-Star to go over this number!
Here's another Under that we can't resist playing. Lopez does a lot of things well, but this number is too high. The 7-0 282-pounder averaged 6.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game during the regular season. That combines for a total of 8.0, which is slightly below this number.
What we really like about this play is the matchup. Lopez has played against the Heat five teams this year. He's only averaged 4.8 rebounds and 1.0 assists during those outings. This sure looks like an easy Under!
Oh, and Miami also ranks 3rd in the NBA in rebounds allowed per game. Lopez will make a few nice plays, but he'll stay Under this rebounds+assists total. Good luck!