NBA Player Prop Plays for Saturday August 8

NBA Saturday Prop Plays

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Utah Jazz vs. Denver Nuggets
Player Prop Picks

Game set for 3:30 p.m. ET on TNT

Donovan Mitchell Under 31.5 – points + rebounds + assists (-115)

After Rudy Gobert, Mike Conley, Royce O’ Neal, and Donovan Mitchell were all absent in Utah’s 119-11 loss to the Spurs on Friday night, the Jazz look to have a quick rebound Saturday afternoon against Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets, who the Jazz currently sit 2 games behind in the Western Conference standings.

The Jazz are 0-2 against the Nuggets this year, mainly because of their offensive struggles, tallying an average of 97.5 points per game in their previous matchups (Jazz season avg = 110.9 ppg). In Utah’s first game against Denver, Mitchell struggled to get anything going against Jamal Murray and company, going 1 for 12 from the field, finishing the game with 4 points across 32 minutes in the Jazz 100-106 loss in Denver. In their next matchup, Mitchell led the way in field goal attempts (24), but was not his team’s leader in scoring, as he tallied just 18 points on 33% shooting in Utah’s second loss to the Nuggets.

The 2018 ROY runner-up sat out yesterday due to a lower left leg injury, and considering the Jazz have already clinched a playoff berth, I would imagine they will elect to play it relatively safe tonight with their young superstar. Mitchell has gone under 31.5 total stats in 3 out of the 4 games he has played in the NBA restart, and under in both games against the Denver Nuggets this year.

Back him to stay under again Saturday afternoon as he makes his return from a minor injury against a team he has struggled against previously.

Phoenix Suns vs. Miami Heat
Player Prop Picks

Game set for 7:30 p.m. ET

Devin Booker Over 36.5 – points + rebounds + assists (-113)

With the Raptors getting stomped by the Celtics last night, the Phoenix Suns are officially “The Team To Talk About” in the NBA, as they try to make it a perfect 5-0 in the bubble on Saturday evening in a interconference matchup with the Miami Heat.

Miami is banged up, as Jimmy Butler and Kendrick Nunn are both expected to miss Saturday’s game, and Goran Dragic is listed as a game-time-decision, leaving a gaping hole in the Heat defensively.

Booker has gone over 36.5 total stats in 3 out 4 games in the NBA restart, and in the only game he stayed under he was able to tally 30 total stats across 29 minutes in Phoenix’s blowout win over the Pacers (typically gets 34-36 minutes).

In the Suns first matchup with Miami, Booker recorded 22 points, 3 rebounds, and 5 assists, but that was with Jimmy Butler shadowing him the whole game (DEFRTG – 108.4), who will be absent tonight. This time around, I think the Suns have a much better chance of winning with the absences in the Miami backcourt, but if they are going to grab their 5th straight win inside the bubble, Devin Booker is going to have to lead the way for Phoenix.

Back him to do it tonight against a Miami team who has really struggled defensively without their best wing-defender.

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Dallas Mavericks
Player Prop Picks

Game set for 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN

Kristaps Porzingis Over 36.5 points + rebounds + assists (-113)

The Dallas Mavericks are off to a disappointing 1-3 start in the Orlando bubble, but there Is no blame to be put on big man, Kristaps Porzingis for the Mavericks early woes.

Porzingis has scored 30+ points in 3 of the Mavericks first games to open up the NBA restart, after averaging 20 ppg for the season prior to the shutdown. The Mavericks were victorious in their first matchup with the Bucks, behind 26 points on 47% shooting from Kristaps.

Despite the Mavericks lackluster start in Orlando, Porzingis has gone over his total stats line in 3 out of 4 games, averaging over 30 points and 11 rebounds in those contests. The Bucks play at the fastest game pace in the NBA, which should create more shot and rebound opportunities for the Maverick’s 7-footer.

Bank on the Bucks to ease up defensively after clinching the 1- seed in the East in their most recent game, and for the red-hot Porzingis to keep it going against a Bucks team that loves to play extremely fast.