Sleeper Predictions Today: It’s All Jalen Brunson, All the Time (May 14)

Luka Doncic let us down even though we snuck past our Daniel Gafford play. Alas, our three-pick, 5x entry did not hit yesterday, so we return tonight with a winner. One thing to note about Sleeper Fantasy is it has a new feature allowing you to “combo” four-plus plays, where you can still miss one and profit. For tonight’s two-game NBA slate, we are looking at taking advantage of the pick on sale, combined with two more plays. The Knicks and Pacers return to the Garden, and the Nuggets are back in the high altitude of Denver hosting the Timberwolves. Here is the top 5x entry for Sleeper Fantasy NBA predictions today!

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Jalen Brunson M/L Than 42.5 Points + Rebounds + Assists

To best understand the situation that surrounds a banged-up MASH unit of a Knicks team, we go to George Costanza talking about toilet paper. “What else can they do?” That’s the mantra right now for the Knicks, who have no other choice but to continue to ask Jalen Brunson to carry this team. It’s not going to be anyone else against this Pacers squad, especially with how poorly they defend on the road. Brunson was on a historic tear before hurting his foot, but between his intense level to compete and the Knicks dropping bodies, there’s not much left in the option for scoring besides Brunson.

The last game is indicative of absolutely nothing. The Knicks were blown out of Indiana’s arena, using that as extended rest for players like Brunson. This total sits at 217 on the books, and I’m inclined to take the over, along with more than 42.5 points + rebounds + assists on Sleeper. Brunson gets the boost of his homecourt fans and a fantastic matchup against one of the worst road defenses across the entire NBA postseason. Even if Brunson struggles from the floor, both shot volume and passing opportunities remain. Even in a blowout win, the Knicks will see another explosion in the box score from Brunson.

Sleeper Prediction: Jalen Brunson MORE than 42.5 Points + Rebounds + Assists

Aaron Gordon M/L Than 23.5 Points + Rebounds + Assists

The Nuggets were woken from their slumber and churned out back-to-back road wins to even the series. The Timberwolves are in trouble; not for losing two straight at home but how they dropped those games. Suddenly, the dynamic duo of Karl-Anthony Towns and Rudy Gobert has dissolved into nothing, and the team is just star watching Anthony Edwards do everything. Denver had its own disappearance, as Michael Porter Jr. was absent for most of the game despite playing 35 minutes. The production slides right over to Aaron Gordon, who is either eclipsing or hovering around the points + rebounds + assists total.

The good news for Gordon is returning home gives a role player like him an added boost, enough to be the difference in clearing 23.5 PRA. The Nuggets continue to benefit from the Timberwolves giving Gordon outside shots, as he just poured in 27 last game. While that level of scoring is hard to sustain, he has the pathway to another 20-point night, especially with Jamal Murray not losing much time with his calf injury. Denver is back home with the altitude advantage; an area where Gordon can press the T-Wolves with his style of play. We like Gordon to push more than the 23.5 PRA, with the majority of work coming from his points.

Sleeper Prediction: Aaron Gordon MORE than 23.5 Points + Rebounds + Assists



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