NBA Monday player props: Big spots for Bogdanovic, Tobias Harris
We just went 2-3 on our player-prop recommendations for the weekend, but we closed out the week with a 13-7 record overall.
Bojan Bogdanovic over 1.5 made threes
The Jazz have attempted 44.3 triples per game during the second round, averaging a whopping 18 makes. Jordan Clarkson, Donovan Mitchell, and Joe Ingles have combined to can 43 from deep across three contests, but the pick to click tonight is Bogdanovic.
Utah's small forward went just 1-of-5 from distance in Saturday's Game 3, but he should get back on track tonight. Bogdanovic has splashed multiple treys in five of his last six contests, and he's 11-of-21 when shooting threes over his last four matchups against the Clippers.
Tobias Harris over 3.5 assists
There's no answer for Harris from the Hawks. He's shooting over 60% from the floor and has recorded 20-plus points in three straight games. However, I like his assist total more than his point prop Monday.
Harris has sailed over the number in two of the three games in the series, and in five of the last six during the playoffs. He's averaging north of four assists per game over the 76ers' last five meetings against Atlanta, a team giving up the fourth-most assists to power forwards this season.
John Collins under 1.5 assists
The 76ers finished in the middle of the pack in assists per made field goal allowed (0.598) during the season. They've been lights out in the second round, surrendering 0.497 per made field goal and just 19.3 total assists per contest.
Collins has posted multiple assists just twice over his last 17 outings (!), and he's been held under the total in three of his team's last five dates with Philly.
Niclas Batum under 1.5 made threes
Batum has been a solid contributor against the Jazz while drilling eight of his 13 attempts from the perimeter. He's quietly enjoying his best campaign from beyond the arc (40.4%) since converting 40.9% of his attempts over 37 games in 2009-10.
But will the volume be there Monday? Although Batum has canned multiple threes in all three second-round contests, he's averaging just 3.7 attempts across his last nine games.
The Jazz were one of the best clubs at defending small forwards during the season, ranking No. 1 in 3-point makes allowed (2.1) and No. 3 in points per game (20).
Alex Kolodziej is a betting writer for theScore. Find him on Twitter @AjKolodziej.