Underdog Fantasy Picks & Predictions Today: Big Players in Big Moments (April 30)

The elimination games continue tonight, with some serious star power down 3-1 and staring the Bahamas square in the face. Attacking those two games is the key today, and we’re looking to make some money with Underdog Fantasy picks today by targeting a couple of players who need to step up: Tyrese Haliburton and Joel Embiid. Let’s get into the best NBA Underdog Fantasy picks and predictions for Tuesday, April 30.

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Underdog Fantasy NBA Picks & Predictions Today

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Tyrese Haliburton | NBA Underdog Fantasy Pick Today

On Friday, I pointed out that the strategy of focusing on Pascal Siakam’s lower on his scoring and Tyrese Haliburton points higher seemed logical given Milwaukee’s defensive approach. Despite the Bucks’ efforts to limit Siakam’s impact, the Pacers managed to win both games.

I anticipate Siakam will rebound from his subdued performances in Games 3 and 4. However, it’s crucial for Haliburton to stay involved in the offense. In the first two games of the series, Siakam had a 32% usage rate compared to Haliburton’s 14%. But in the last two games, these figures have reversed, with Haliburton leading at 27% and Siakam at 19%.

Haliburton has also been aggressively attempting 3-point shots, launching 12 in back-to-back games. If he starts connecting, this play is going way higher.

Underdog Fantasy Pick Today: Tyrese Haliburton Higher Than 17.5 Points

Joel Embiid | NBA Underdog Fantasy Pick Today

It’s difficult to admit, but Joel Embiid seems to lack a clutch factor when it counts in the postseason. Remarkably, in all nine career elimination games he’s played, he’s fallen short of 48.5 points + rebounds + assists. What’s particularly concerning is that, despite the 76ers team around him evolving, Embiid is averaging just 35 points + rebounds + and assists in nearly 40 minutes per game in these crucial moments.

Compounding matters, he’s also battling injuries but still managed to log an exhausting 44 minutes in Game 4. These statistics paint a worrying picture for the 76ers star.

Underdog Fantasy Pick Today: Joel Embiid Lower Than 48.5 Points + Rebounds + Assists

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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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