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Player props to target for Wednesday's NBA playoff slate

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Wednesday night presents a doubleheader of Game 2s between the No. 1 and No. 8 seeds in each conference. We don't have any side bets, but we broke down three player props to target.

Josh Giddey: Under 20.5 PRA

Giddey's a serviceable player, but he's at his best with the ball in his hands as a downhill driver and creating for teammates. That doesn't happen for Giddey too frequently playing alongside the dominant on-ball duo of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Jalen Williams.

Giddey could be a perfect complement to that pairing if he was a reliable 3-point shooter. However, he's not. Giddey shot 33% from three this season and was 0-for-2 in Game 1 against the Pelicans.

New Orleans can sag off of Giddey if he's not making threes, which creates challenges for the Thunder's offense. Giddey only played 20 minutes in Game 1. Unless he gets hot from deep early, expect a decreased workload for Giddey in this series, leading to disappointing stat lines.

Odds: -105

Duncan Robinson: Over 1.5 threes

The Heat have no chance of beating the Celtics in a series, but they need to generate more offense to compete.

Robinson has dealt with various injuries this season. After a two-week absence, he returned to the lineup for Game 1 against the Celtics but only played 15 minutes. The Heat have reduced his playoff minutes in the past because he's a defensive liability.

Miami needs his shooting to keep pace with Boston's historically dominant offense. Robinson should earn more minutes Wednesday night, leading to more threes.

Odds: -102

Jonas Valanciunas: Over 11.5 rebounds

Valanciunas made his presence felt in 29 minutes against the Thunder in Game 1, finishing with 13 points and 20 rebounds.

Oklahoma City's primary weakness is its size. Chet Holmgren is a great rim-protector in help situations, but stronger bigs push him around. The Thunder have no center depth behind Holmgren.

The Thunder had the NBA's third-worst rebounding percentage during the regular season. The Pelicans' path to victory is controlling the glass. Valanciunas might not grab 20 rebounds in Game 2, but he should play even more minutes and have plenty of chances for boards.

Odds: -102

Sam Oshtry is a sports betting writer at theScore. You can follow him on X @soshtry for more betting coverage.

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