NBA Props for Wednesday – There are two games on Thursday’s NBA slate. The Atlanta Hawks are heading to Philadelphia to take on the 76ers while the Los Angeles Clippers are heading back to hostile territory to take on the Utah Jazz.
The Atlanta Hawks won a hard-fought three-point victory with their star point guard, Trae Young dealing with a sore shoulder. However, Young overcame a cold start and ended the night with 25 points, and hit a crucial floater that gave the Hawks the lead with 1:17 left in the game. The Philadelphia 76ers blew an 18 point lead and needed Joel Embiid to shoot better from the field in game 5 as he shot 4-20 from the field in game 4.
On the other hand, the Utah Jazz look to recapture momentum after dropping two on the road. The offense was nonexistent as the Jazz were blown out from the start of the game. The Los Clippers need to get past their struggles on the road or it will be another disappointing year while being close again.
Tonight will be an interesting night for game and player props as both playoff series are tied at two apiece. This is a crucial game for all four teams as each team needs to make necessary adjustments to take a 3-2 lead.
These are my NBA game and player props pick for this Wednesday, June 16. These are props that are listed on FanDuel and can be used in a Same-Game Parlay.
Atlanta Hawks vs Philadelphia 76ers 7:30 pm
Philadelphia 76ers -6.5 (-110)
The 76ers are back home in front of their home crowd. Embiid has questionable seemingly every game this series, but it is hard to see him repeat the performance of going 0-12 from the field in the second half again. The Hawks are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games on the road and are 2-6 ATS in their last eight against opponents with winning percentages over .600.
Trae Young 3+ three-pointers (-132) Probable for this game but should play
Trae Young has gotten a lot of opportunities to shoot behind the arc as the offense is built around three-point shooters. Young has hit 3+ this series three out of four times this series. The only time he missed that mark was game 2, where he went 1-7 from downtown.
Bogdan Bogdanovic 4+ three-pointers (+116)
This is a bit of a risk but if the game is close from start to finish, but Bogdan Bogdanovic has a ton of opportunities as he shot 16+ times in each game. He has hit 4+ three-pointers in two of the four games in this series.
Joel Embiid 30+ points (-134)
Joel Embiid scored 39 and 40 points in the first two games in this series. If he has a better shooting night from the field, he should be able to score a lot more points while getting numerous opportunities from the charity stripe as he draws a lot of shooting fouls.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Utah Jazz 10:00 pm
Paul George 4+ three-pointers (+198)
You can take a less risky play, and go for 3+ three-pointers (-138). Paul George’s usage rate is very high and played 37+ minutes in each game this series against the Utah Jazz. He has hit 10 shots behind the arc in the last two games and has taken a total of 20 shots from that spot in the last two games.
Royce O’Neale 2+ three-pointers (+102)
Royce O’Neale is the type of player that can have no threes in a game or make up to four threes a game. This player prop depends on the flow of the game, and if he has the hot hand from behind the arc. With Mike Conley ruled out for game 5 due to a right hamstring injury, he may get more opportunities to shoot and have a bigger role on the offensive end of the court.
Donovan Mitchell over 5.5 assists (+122)
Donovan Mitchell has to be the main ball-handler, in addition, to be the go-to scorer for the Utah Jazz with Mike Conley out. He has averaged 4.5 assists this series and could get six tonight.