PrizePicks NBA: Tuesday Picks

PrizePicks NBA: Tuesday Picks

This article is part of our PrizePicks NBA series.

We have a couple of stellar Game 2's on Tuesday with the Bucks looking to tie up their series with the Celtics and the Warriors trying to win another game at home versus the Rockets. This slate of playoff action also brings another opportunity to win some cash on PrizePicks. For those unfamiliar with the platform, it provides a unique spin on DFS in which you pick two, three or four players and predict if each will go over or under their projected fantasy score. 

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Now let's get down to business and discuss some players to target and avoid while creating your entry.

Players to Target

Al Horford, BOS at MIL: Over 37 FP: Horford was a dominant force in Game 1, scoring 20 points to go along with 11 rebounds, three blocks and a steal on his way to a 49.7 fantasy score. He also dominated the Bucks during the regular season, averaging 19.5 points, 11 rebounds, 6.5 assists and two blocks across two meetings. While Kyrie Irving is the offensive force that drives the Celtics, Horford's abilities on both ends of the floor are almost as important to their success. Expect him to be heavily involved again Tuesday, making the over very appealing.

Clint Capela, HOU at GS: Under 32.8 FP: As far as bad performances go, Game 1 couldn't have been much worse for Capela. He played only 27 minutes and finished with four points, six rebounds and two assists. The Warriors did a good job cutting him out of the offense, leaving him with just two shot attempts. He's been battling respiratory illnesses during the playoffs, which isn't helping his cause. With Draymond Green manning the middle for the Warriors, this could be a rough series for Capela. Look for him to hit the under here.

Eric Bledsoe, MIL vs. BOS: Under 31.8 FP: If the Bucks are going to even up this series, they need to get Bledsoe more involved. He scored only six points in Game 1 on 1-for-5 shooting from the field. He couldn't make up for his lack of scoring elsewhere, either, with just two rebounds and four assists. The Celtics proved to be a tough matchup for him during the regular season since he only averaged 11.3 points, 2.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists through three games. Roll with the under.

Players to Avoid

Khris Middleton, MIL vs. BOS: 35.5 FP: Not much went right for the Bucks on Sunday, but Middleton did his part with 16 points, 10 rebounds and six assists, leaving him with a fantasy score of 35. He's played well during their playoff run in general with averages of 18.4 points, 6.4 rebounds and 4.6 assists. This projection is set pretty close to his averages, so it could go either way. Picking a side might not be worth the risk.

Chris Paul, HOU at GS: 36 FP: Game 1 in this series between the Rockets and Warriors was about as good as it gets. It came down to the final seconds with the Warriors winning on a controversial ending. Paul ended up getting himself ejected, but he still played 36 minutes with the ejection not coming until the waning moments. He was an efficient 5-for-9 from the field, but his lack of scoring attempts and assists left him with 30.6 fantasy points. This projection might seem a little high based on that performance, but he had produced a fantasy score of at least 35.8 in each of his previous three contests. This is too close to call either way.

Brook Lopez, MIL vs. BOS: 23.5 FP: Lopez laid an egg Sunday with just three points and three rebounds across 26 minutes. This could be a rough series for him considering the Celtics limited him to averages of five points and six rebounds across three meetings during the regular season. While the under might seem appealing, this is not a high number to hit. With Lopez's ability to block shots and shoot from behind the arc, he wouldn't need to get all that hot to reach it. There's still plenty of risk either way, so steer clear of this one when compiling your entry.

The author(s) of this article may play in daily fantasy contests including – but not limited to – games that they have provided recommendations or advice on in this article. In the course of playing in these games using their personal accounts, it's possible that they will use players in their lineups or other strategies that differ from the recommendations they have provided above. The recommendations in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of RotoWire. Mike Barner plays in daily fantasy contests using the following accounts: FanDuel: mbarner, DraftKings: mbarner51.
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Mike Barner
Mike started covering fantasy sports in 2007, joining RotoWire in 2010. In 2018, he was a finalist for the FSWA Basketball Writer of the Year award. Mike also won the 2022-23 FSGA NBA Experts Champions league. In addition to RotoWire, Mike has written for Sportsline, Sports Illustrated, DK Live, RealTime Fantasy Sports, Lineup Lab and KFFL.com.
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