Memorial Day NBA Props: Hot Fats picks Mike Conley, Ben Simmons, Danny Green, Royce O'Neale, Jonas Valanciunas
A nice 5-3 yesterday, but a little disappointed because I was 5-1 going into the nightcap. Didn't realize Luka was going to be as hampered by his shoulder.
Monday Playoff Picks
Two games, five plays. The oddsmakers don't give many Wizards options: It's like once I won twice with Daniel Gafford, they were like "Screw that, take him down."
All wagers and returns based on $10. Please check game time lineups before wagering.
Sixers at WIZARDS 7:05 pm EDT, Jazz at GRIZZLIES 9:35 pm.
3-pointers: Mike Conley (Jazz) double-double +220 (returns $32.00) Conley did it the first two games and would have done it in Game 3 if his teammates made some first quarter shots. I'll go back to the well.
2-pointers: Jonas Valanciunas (Grizzlies) Over 2.5 assists +150 (returns $25.00) Sucker bet? The Big V has had 3+ assists in each game in the series. At +150, it seems worth the chance that he'll do what he's been doing.
Ben Simmons (Sixers) double-double And Sixers Win +140 (returns $24.00) Simmons did it in the first game and has come 1 assist and 1 rebound from doing it in all three games. Worth a play at +140.
Danny Green (Sixers) Over 2.5 made threes +114 (returns $21.40) Green has made 3+ threes in six of his last 10 games. In his last 5 games, he's shooting 14 of 24 from deep (58%). He not gone three-less in a game since April 22.
Royce O'Neale (Jazz) Over 1.5 made threes +106 (returns $20.60) O'Neale has made four threes in each of the two games that Donovan Mitchell has played in. If the Grizzlies have to defend Mitchell, Conley, Bogdanovic, Gobert and O'Neale, who do you think is going to get the softest coverage?
Free throws: None
2-pointers: Andre Drummond (Lakers) Over 9.5 rebounds +105 (returns $20.50) Drummond had 10 rebounds in 19 minutes.
James Harden (Nets) double-double And Nets win +105 (returns $20.50) Harden had 23 points and 18 assists in the Nets 141-126 win.
Jae Crowder (Suns) Over 9.5 points +104 (returns $20.40) Crowder scored 17.
Marcus Smart (Celtics) Over 24.5 points, rebounds, assists +100 (returns $20.00) Smart went 16-6-9 = 31 PRA.
Free throws: RJ Barrett (Knicks) Over 23.5 points, rebounds, assists -105 (returns $19.60) The Knicks didn't bounce back but Barrett did, going for 21-6-4 = 31.
3-pointers: Luka Doncic (Mavericks) triple-double +395 (returns $49.50) Luka went 19-6-6 in 35 painful minutes.
2-pointers: Kevin Durant (Nets) double-double +167 (returns $26.70) KD went 42-4-5 in the Nets 141-126 win.
Free throws: Kawhi Leonard (Clippers) Over 4.5 assists -103 (returns $19.80) At one point Kawhi had 4 assists, then it was changed to 3 assists. It was never 5 assists.
$80 wagered (5-3), $101.00 returned
Day 9: +$21.00
Total: +$68.90 (23-32 off 55 $10 wagers)
Total: -$44.60 (4-10 off 14 $10 wagers)
Total: +20.65 (252-326 off 578 $10 wagers)