The Philadelphia 76ers and Dallas Mavericks each won their Game 3 matchups, breathing life into their conference semifinal hopes. Game 4 action tips off Sunday afternoon as the Sixers and Mavs take a stab at locking their respective series at two games apiece.
Dallas — and Luka Doncic — received the contributions from the supporting cast that Jason Kidd challenged his team to provide. Meanwhile, in Philadelphia, MVP finalist Joel Embiid returned to the lineup after missing Games 1 and 2 with an orbital fracture and concussion. His return helped spur the Sixers to a much-needed victory, though the Heat shooting 35.1 percent from the field and 7-of-30 from beyond the arc certainly played a significant role as well.
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Phoenix Suns at Dallas Mavericks Game 4 Odds
Suns vs. Mavericks Player Props
Jalen Brunson ‘Over’ 1.5 Threes Made (+130, FanDuel)
We’re going back to Jalen Brunson in spite of his failure to hit the ‘over’ in Game 3. It’s certainly fair to recognize that Brunson’s slumping a bit from beyond the arc. However, we still like the volume of attempts — he finished with five on Friday. One of the best ways to shed a shooting slump is to keep shooting. Brunson attempted 21 shots from the field overall and seven more from the line, culminating in a 21-point performance. Seeing the ball ripple the net with some frequency could provide him with the confidence to continue letting it fly from deep.
Reggie Bullock ‘Over’ 10.5 Points (+106, FanDuel)
Bullock delivered a solid performance on Friday as well, chipping in 15 points, punctuated by four threes. He’s in pretty good form at the moment, scoring 11 or more points in six of nine postseason contests. His road to the ‘over’ will run through the three-point line. Bullock is second on the team in three-point attempts (7.4) and he’s converting them at a 40.3 percent clip.
Devin Booker To Record 6-plus Assists (+164, FanDuel)
Chris Paul handles the bulk of the distribution while Booker serves as the primary scorer, so bettors may need to hold their breath counting to six dimes. However, the plus-money odds are far too attractive to ignore, especially considering how well Booker has involved his teammates in recent weeks. Booker leads the Suns in usage during the postseason, so he’ll have the ball in his hands a lot to do things in addition to shooting. He’s notched at least six assists in three of his four full postseason games and averaged a solid 5.7 helpers in March and April. The Suns shot the lights out in Games 1 and 2 before demonstrating mere ordinary marksmanship in Dallas, but it’s fair for bettors to anticipate an uptick in shooting efficiency — they shot 48.5 percent from the field during the season.
Miami Heat vs. Philadelphia 76ers Game 4 Odds
Heat vs. 76ers Player Props
Tyrese Maxey ‘Over’ 27.5 Combined Points, Rebounds, Assists (-110, DraftKings)
Maxey remained the top backcourt weapon as the Sixers welcomed Embiid back to the lineup, and it’s becoming more difficult by the day to envision James Harden rediscovering his once-dominant form. Maxey has demonstrated multiple times this postseason that he can hit the ‘over’ on a combo prop through scoring alone. And while putting the ball in the hoop is Maxey’s greatest strength, he’s hardly one-dimensional. Maxey averages 4.2 assists and 3.7 rebounds, and he’s recorded highs of eight and nine in each respective category. Finally, even though Maxey hasn’t been subject to distinct home/road splits, home cooking is always a plus, particularly in the playoffs.
James Harden ‘Under’ 19.5 Points (+100, DraftKings), ‘Under’ 35.5 Combined Points, Rebounds, Assists (-106, FanDuel)
Father Time is undefeated, but it’s still a little hard to believe Harden’s effectiveness has deteriorated so swiftly. He simply isn’t getting it done anywhere near the level we’ve come to expect, and with Embiid back in the fold, Harden is third in the Sixers’ pecking order. Not only has he remained ‘under’ 19.5 points in 5-of-9 postseason tilts, but his scoring average in the four other games was a mere 21.5 points, so he’s not leaving margin for error even in his “good” games. Those readying a wager on the ‘under’ should also consider the ‘under’ for combined points, rebounds, and assists. Embiid’s presence will likely continue to result in less usage for Harden and fewer opportunities to threaten the ‘over’.