3 Best Prop Bets for Nets vs 76ers Game 2 on April 17 (James Harden Takes Advantage of Brooklyn's Game Plan)

3 Best Prop Bets for Nets vs 76ers Game 2 on April 17 (James Harden Takes Advantage of Brooklyn's Game Plan)


Monday's NBA Playoffs slate includes an exciting Game 2 showdown between the Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers. The 76ers flexed their muscles in a 121-101 Game 1 home win on Saturday as they drained a franchise postseason record 21 three-pointers and shot 48.8% from beyond the arc.

Here are three of the best prop bets for Nets-76ers Game 2, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.

Nets vs 76ers Game 2 Player Props

1. James Harden - Points: Over 20.5 (-111)

The Nets double-teamed MVP candidate Joel Embiid for most of Game 1, which led to a ton of open looks for his teammates. James Harden didn't waste his opportunity to take over and logged 23 points on an 8-of-21 shooting mark (7-of-13 from three-point range). Instead of doubting his strategy after the game, Brooklyn head coach Jacque Vaughn criticized the officiating. That certainly makes it seem as if he will employ a similar strategy tonight. Harden has tallied at least 21 points in 15 of his last 26 playoff games and is facing a Brooklyn team that ranks 18th in defensive efficiency.

2. Tobias Harris - Rebounds: Under 5.5 (-140)

Some prop bets are too good to pass up on, even at juiced odds, and this is one of them. Tobias Harris has not been a major contributor on the glass for the 76ers this season as he is averaging his fewest rebounds per game (5.7) since the 2017-18 season. That number drops to 4.8 when looking specifically at his four performances against the Nets this season. Harris has also tallied fewer than 6 rebounds in six of his last seven games overall. Even in a great matchup, Harris simply hasn't shown that he can be counted on to come through from a rebounding perspective.

3. Dorian Finney-Smith - Points: Under 6.5 (-104)

This prop bet may worry some bettors considering all it takes is a few buckets from Dorian Finney-Smith for it to end up as a loser. However, it's important to remember that DFS scored fewer than 7 points in 17 of his 27 games with the Nets during the regular season. That was when he was averaging 28.1 minutes per game. He only played in 18 minutes on Saturday as Brooklyn opted to lean on bigger players (Nic Claxton, Day'Ron Sharpe, etc.) in an attempt to slow down Embiid. Finney-Smith ended the game with only 6 points on 3 shot attempts and could see even less time on the court tonight.

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