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While I love playing fantasy sports as much as the next guy, prop plays have always been my favorite thing to put money on. At first, it started out simple. “What will be the first scoring play of the game?” “Will the longest field goal be over/under 47.5 yards?”
The list goes on and on.
With the emergence of fantasy sports, the prop plays I was wagering became more player based. “How many receptions will Julio Jones have (over/under 9.5)?” “How many touchdown passes will Tom Brady throw (over/under 3.5)?”
There is finally a site that combines the best of both worlds.
That site is MonkeyKnifeFight.com. Don’t let the creative name stop you from checking their stuff out. It is legit and tons of fun. More importantly, it combines two things I love: prop plays and fantasy sports.
MonkeyKnifeFight.com offers a wide range of games that are a lot of fun to play.
NBA is back! Thank god. Losing all my money in NHL has been rough for the last week. We have a decent slate on tap for Thursday night, with two fantastic primetime games. Celtics-Bucks could be an Eastern Conference Finals preview, I’m not so sure though. Especially after Kyrie Irving’s recent comments. The late game will be Rockets-Lakers. LeBron is going to have to play some of the best basketball of his career to get the Lakeshow into the postseason. It’s going to be a lot of fun watching James Harden in the Staples Center as well.
As always, I will give you some of my favorite picks below for the TNT games.
Greek Freak OVER 26.5 points – As I said above, this is a big game for the Bucks, who still have a lot to prove. With the home crowd behind them, I expect the Bucks to come out and play well. That means the ‘Greek Freak’ will be doing his thing. In his last three games before the All-Star break, Giannis averaged 30.3 points. He will get over 26.5 in a close game on Thursday.
Tatum OVER 1.5 steals and blocks – Tatum won the skills competition over the All-Star break and he should win you some cash on this over/under. Tatum had at least two steals in his last three games before the break. I expect at least one steal and block against the Bucks.
Irving OVER 2.5 three-pointers made – Another easy one, in my mind at least. This is a big game and Kyrie shows up in big games. He will see a fair amount of Giannis, but he will get his points, especially on the outside.
Lopez OVER 2.5 steals and blocks – This is a very sharp line here. This feels like an over, but I have my doubts. Lopez is averaging 2.1 BLKPG, so that means we need just one steal to get to where we want to be. All overs in this one.
Giannis vs. Horford rebounds – I’m not going against Giannis.
Lopez vs. Tatum steals + blocks – I’m leaning Lopez. How can a center not have more blocks than a forward?
Harden vs. LeBron steals + blocks – This is a complete toss-up, but I’m going last year’s MVP and this year’s probable MVP in James Harden.
Kuzma vs. Paul points – Another one I’m not sold on. However, CP3 hasn’t scored more than 20 points in a game since Dec. 19th. So, I’m going with Kuzma, who averaged 21.6 PPG so far February.
Harden OVER 39.5 points – At the Staples Center, the first game after the All-Star break, scored 48 points in his last game against the Lakers. Yes, I’m going with Harden over 39.5 points. M-V-P.
Rondo OVER 7.5 assists – When the Lakers win, Rondo is spreading the ball around. In their last three wins before the All-Star break, Rondo had AT LEAST 7 assists.
Nick is the editor-in-chief at TheLoopSports.com & owner of TheChalkTLS.com. He also is a fantasy sports junkie, DFS player, and prop play guru. For more fun, follow him on Twitter @PetroTLS. You can play against him by clicking the graphic below.