Our Best NBA Player Props To Parlay in Los Angeles Lakers vs. New Orleans Pelicans Play-In Game

Our Best NBA Player Props To Parlay in Los Angeles Lakers vs. New Orleans Pelicans Play-In Game

The NAB Play-In is back! One of the best innovations to the NBA's postseason format in a long time returns this year and we welcome the extra postseason action.

Tonight, we're cooking up a Same Game Parlay powered by the DimersBOT and our loyal Twitter/X followers have voted for the Los Angles Lakers vs. New Orleans Pelicans game to be our featured matchup, a rematch of the regular-season finale that saw LA force New Orleans into this very Play-In showdown.

We're making this SGP because DraftKings is going big with a No-Sweat Same Game parlay token for every day of the NBA playoffs, meaning if we lose, we get our bet back as a bonus!

Our model has been running simulations on today's slate ever since lines became available and we have identified three player props worth betting on in the Los Angeles Lakers vs. New Orleans Pelicans game.

By using both our player prop bets and top trends sourced from our predictive analytics model, we've made this three-leg NBA Parlay that clocks in at +600 odds. Let's break down the key player prop bets and trends that make this parlay a potential goldmine on Tuesday night, April 16.

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NBA Prop Bets Parlay Tonight - April 16, 2024

As mentioned, we are looking at the Play-In game featuring the Los Angeles Lakers vs. New Orleans Pelicans game with a parlay that clocks in at +xxx.

You can find as many as 40 NBA props with an edge, plus prop projections for 20 players with Dimers Pro, so if you're not keen on this parlay, you're sure to find a value play that's right for you.

1. Zion Williamson Over 5.5 Assists (-125)

We start off with a guy who continues to come through time and time again at this prop number and that's Zion Williamson to clear his assists mark of 5.5. Every time we've put Zion's dimes in an SGP he seems to hit, and for the firs time in a while, it looks like the books have caught up to his passing prowess and finally stopped giving us plus money.

The line is the same though and per usual, DimersBOT projects Zion to clear with ease, projecting him for 7.9 assists on the night. Averaging 9.8 potential assists per game and having cleared this in 2/3 games vs. L.A. this season, we're going with him again against a Lakers team allowing the second-most APG to Power Forwards.

Full Game Projections: Los Angeles Lakers vs. New Orleans Pelicans Preview

2. D'Angelo Russell Over 3.5 Three-Pointers  (+120)

Next, we're looking at Lakers PG D'Angelo Russell to record at least 4 three-pointers in this contest. Anthony Davis is questionable so Russell could be even more involved than usual, and he's already hit this mark in 9 of his last 13 games, shooting at least 7 attempts in all but two of those.

We like him to score 22 points and considered his 18+ at -110, but his scoring is pretty strongly correlated with his three-point shooting - every time in that 13-game stretch that he went under this 3PM mark, he failed to score 18 points. this is our moel's highest edge of the entire NBA slate at 17.4%, and New Orleans has the 7th-worst three-point defense against PGs, so we have plenty of upside.

3. LeBron James Over 9.5 Assists (+114)

To close it out, we're going with the main man LeBron James to go over his assists mark of 9.5, something he's done in five of his last 10, including performances of 17, 11 and 12 in his past four games. With Anthony Davis a GTD after leaving their last game with a back injury, LeBron may have to steer this offense even more-so than usual. 

He's not shy about calling on his team in big moments and the likes of Austin Reaves and D'Angelo Russell could become the primary scorers in this game as LeBron facilitiates. 

No matter the scenario, DimersBOT projects LeBron for 11.2 assists on the night with this specific prop coming in as a top-five value of the night with a 13.4% edge against the books' odds. 

+600 NBA Parlay Tonight: April 16, 2024

Having simulated the Los Angeles Lakers vs. New Orleans Pelicans game 10,000 times, Dimers has determined the three best player props to use in a prop bets parlay, and don't forget to apply your "No-Sweat" Token to your betslip!

Player (Team)
Prop Bet
Zion Williamson (Pelicans)Over 5.5 Assists7.9
D'Angelo Russell (Lakers)
Over 3.5 3PM4.6
LeBron James (Lakers)Over 9.5 Assists11.2


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Dave Garofolo, a seasoned fantasy sports and betting enthusiast with a special affection for MLB and NFL, uses his deep knowledge to craft game previews for the NBA, MLB, and NFL. He also brings his expertise to the golf world with tournament previews and parlays for the PGA TOUR and major golf tournaments. Additionally, Dave offers valuable props for NBA, MLB, NHL, and NCAAM basketball, along with best bets for MLB, NHL, and NCAAM. 

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