Underdog Fantasy Picks & Predictions Today: Josh Hart, Marathon Man (May 2)

We got a day where two teams are trying to close out their series up 3-2 and avoid collapses from a 3-1 lead — and one such collapse would pile onto the already mountainous hill of playoff disappointments for that team. We’re going to make some money with Underdog Fantasy picks today by targeting a couple of players who will feature prominently: Josh Hart and Bobby Portis. Let’s get into the best NBA Underdog Fantasy picks and predictions for Thursday, May 2.

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Underdog Fantasy NBA Picks & Predictions Today

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Josh Hart | NBA Underdog Fantasy Pick Today

We’re deep into these Round 1 games, so projections are going to be as sharp as they’ve been all postseason – leaving very few spots to target on a two-game slate. However, Hart’s court time is practically guaranteed tonight, evidenced by his marathon 53-minute stint in Tuesday’s overtime thriller. With Tom Thibodeau sticking to a tight seven-man rotation, Hart is going to play a lot.

But it’s not just his minutes that make Hart a good play. He surpassed 30.5 points + rebounds + assists mark in four out of the last five games, and he has an 18% usage rate, 21 rebound opportunities and nine potential assists per game in this series.

I also don’t mind going lower on Donte DiVincenzo‘s 3.5 rebounds in this game, as he’s been losing considerable playing time to Miles McBride.

Underdog Fantasy Pick Today: Josh Hart Higher Than 30.5 Points + Rebounds + Assists

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Bobby Portis | Underdog NBA Pick

Portis showed resilience in Game 5, bouncing back from a first quarter ejection just 48 hours earlier with a monumental performance. However, let’s not overlook that the Bucks are on the road as 7.5-point underdogs, so the odds are stacked against Portis here.

Given the circumstances, there’s value to be found in a couple of different plays. You could go Portis lower than 12.5 rebounds and be in a good enough spot to hit. But lower than 36.5 points + rebounds + assists works just as well, if not slightly better.

Every sportsbook has juiced the lower side to -120 or shorter, and that could shift downward as the day goes along. Anticipating such movement, it’s best to take either the rebounds or the PRA lower for Portis now while it’s still at a valuable projection.

Underdog Fantasy Pick Today: Bobby Portis Lower Than 30.5 Points + Rebounds + Assists

Bonus Pick: Joel Embiid Higher Than 47.5 Points + Rebounds + Assists

I like Embiid high 47.5 PRA, as the Knicks should double him less and do more to stop Tyrese Maxey in Game 6.

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Dave "Loughy" Loughran has been a fixture in the daily fantasy community since not long after its inception, quitting his career as a Drug and Alcohol therapist to become a full-time DFS analyst, player and media personality in 2014. Loughy is the host of "Awesemo Radio" on SiriusXM Fantasy, qualified for the 2016 DraftKings Fantasy Football World Championship, and was featured in the Washington Post and other publications for his success as a player. You can find him on Twitter at @Loughy_D where he'll likely be ranting about the miserable life of a Philadelphia sports fan, using "fella" in almost every tweet, or via email at [email protected].

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