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    Mackenzie Brooks

    The Rookie

    Mackenzie Brooks studied data analytics and computer coding at the University of Georgia, and recently the young phenom joined CBS Sports' Projections and Insights team as a statistical analyst. A Philadelphia native, she specializes in NFL and NBA player props. Mackenzie hosts "Inside the Lines," the SportsLine model's daily show on YouTube, and appears regularly on CBS Sports HQ as well as "Early Edge." For Mackenzie Brooks media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.

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    Jun 15 2024, 12:30 am UTC
    League
    Boston
    84
    @ Dallas
    122
    +40
    9-7 in Last 16 NBA Player Props Picks
    Analysis:

    I have a hard time believing we won't see more Derrick Jones in Game 4. He is the Mavericks best shot of defending Jason Tatum or Jaylen Brown, and none of these other experimental rotations are proving anymore efficient. Even when he played only 15 minutes last game, Jones eclipsed this prop. He has also gone over it in 14 of the last 15 games. I have no reason to believe he can't do this again, the SL model projects 4.7.

    Pick Made: Jun 14, 6:33 pm UTC on Caesars
    Jun 13 2024, 12:30 am UTC
    League
    Boston
    106
    @ Dallas
    99
    +40
    9-7 in Last 16 NBA Player Props Picks
    Analysis:

    Daniel Gafford should see the minutes to eclipse this. He has proven more effective than Dereck Lively in Games 1 and 2. He hasn't committed a PF in 37 min while Lively has 6 PFs in 37 min, so he should have a better chance of staying in the game. Gafford has eclipsed this in 3 of his last 4. The SL Model has Gafford and Lively both playing 24 minutes and still projects him for 6.6 rebounds.

    Pick Made: Jun 12, 6:30 pm UTC on Caesars
    Jun 13 2024, 12:30 am UTC
    League
    Boston
    106
    @ Dallas
    99
    +40
    9-7 in Last 16 NBA Player Props Picks
    Analysis:

    This is a good buy low spot on Jrue Holiday assists. He comes in to this game 1-3 to the over in his last 4, but he has strong road numbers here: 28-12, 70% to this over on the road, averaging 5.2 assists. We are getting a more than reasonable price on a line lower than his season average. He is also averaging 9.5 potential assists through the Finals, and we can expect Boston to regress back to their mean of shooting well from deep. Look for Holiday to be on the right side of it.

    Pick Made: Jun 12, 6:03 pm UTC on Caesars
    Jun 10 2024, 12:00 am UTC
    League
    Dallas
    98
    @ Boston
    105
    +40
    9-7 in Last 16 NBA Player Props Picks
    Analysis:

    We were on pace for this before Dereck Lively fouled out. He hit 5 rebounds in 18 minutes, and we should see at least 24 minutes from him Game 2. He is much more impactful as a rebounder and as a lob threat than Gafford proved to be in Game 1, and it was obvious that they ideally would have had Lively in there instead.

    Pick Made: Jun 07, 3:08 pm UTC on Caesars
    Jun 07 2024, 12:30 am UTC
    League
    Dallas
    89
    @ Boston
    107
    +40
    9-7 in Last 16 NBA Player Props Picks
    Analysis:

    This is a minutes play for Derrick Jones Jr. When he plays 26-33 minutes he is 23-7 to this over. If you take away the first game of the post season, he averages over 14 points and rebounds. They will need his strength and athleticism in this series for guys like Tatum and Brown, and he should play a critical 3 and D role. Look for the points and rebounds to follow from what should be a high volume minutes game from Jones.

    Pick Made: Jun 05, 4:14 pm UTC on Caesars
    May 31 2024, 12:30 am UTC
    League
    Dallas
    124
    @ Minnesota
    103
    +40
    9-7 in Last 16 NBA Player Props Picks
    Analysis:

    I sound like a broken record but this makes too much sense. If you are 6'9 playing 35+ minutes of basketball, you should get 4 rebounds. You just should. There should be plenty of long rebounds with the perimeter shooting of Dallas too. The Timberwolves know, and have made it clear, that rebounding needs to take more precedent to stay in this series. I expect McDaniels to make up for his rebounding the past two games.

    Pick Made: May 30, 4:21 pm UTC on Caesars
    May 31 2024, 12:30 am UTC
    League
    Dallas
    124
    @ Minnesota
    103
    +40
    9-7 in Last 16 NBA Player Props Picks
    Analysis:

    Can't overthink this. Anthony Edwards has gone over this every single game this series, and by 2-3 assists in three of those games. Edwards is clocking in 40 minutes per game this series and I don't anticipate that changing. I think some better shooting from Conley and McDaniels can help this prop too.

    Pick Made: May 29, 8:23 pm UTC on Caesars
    May 26 2024, 12:30 am UTC
    League
    Boston
    114
    @ Indiana
    111
    +40
    9-7 in Last 16 NBA Player Props Picks
    Analysis:

    I'm shocked this line is still 15.5 after Game 1. Derrick White had a relatively slow first half and still eclipsed this number. White had a bit of a rut in the middle of the Cavaliers series, and it feels like they are still setting lines for that Derrick White. Without those 3 games, he is 7-2 to the over in playoffs, and he is above 50% to this over on the road this season.

    Pick Made: May 25, 3:24 pm UTC on Caesars
    May 25 2024, 12:30 am UTC
    League
    Dallas
    109
    @ Minnesota
    108
    +40
    9-7 in Last 16 NBA Player Props Picks
    Analysis:

    Shop around for a price on this. None the less, Jaden McDaniels is 6'9 playing 35+ minutes of basketball...he should be able to get 6 rebounds alone. He's gone over this in 3 of his last 4 games including Game 1 of this series. With Luka as his assignment, I expect these stats to build passively as such an important part of this team this series. Better shooting from Edwards and KAT wouldn't hurt either.

    Pick Made: May 24, 8:12 pm UTC on Caesars
    May 25 2024, 12:30 am UTC
    League
    Dallas
    109
    @ Minnesota
    108
    +40
    9-7 in Last 16 NBA Player Props Picks
    Analysis:

    There's no reason to believe Naz Reid can't continue to hit this. He is 21-8 to this over when he plays 22-25 minutes and tallied 15 points in Game 1. Even with KAT on the floor, he still averages 12+ points on the season. And as far as playoffs themselves, Reid has hit this in 5 of his last 8.

    Pick Made: May 24, 8:06 pm UTC on Caesars
    May 24 2024, 12:00 am UTC
    League
    Indiana
    110
    @ Boston
    126
    +40
    9-7 in Last 16 NBA Player Props Picks
    Analysis:

    It seems like TJ McConnell plans on keeping this up. He's put up 15+ points alone in 4 of his last 9 games, and his 8-3 to this over in his past 11. The Sportsline Model has some decent value on his assists at plus money at 5.3. I think he can keep his shooting volume up and give us five assists to cushion this play.

    Pick Made: May 23, 9:45 pm UTC on Caesars
    May 24 2024, 12:00 am UTC
    League
    Indiana
    110
    @ Boston
    126
    +40
    9-7 in Last 16 NBA Player Props Picks
    Analysis:

    This line has caught recent steam. And I think we are due for a Derrick White game. White was a shot shy of this in Game 1 but I anticipate all of the role players to be part of a potential Boston blowout today. Other guards who average 16 points like White, find success against Pacers, averaging almost 19 points on their home court. The SL Model makes the number 17.5.

    Pick Made: May 23, 9:51 pm UTC on Caesars
    May 23 2024, 12:30 am UTC
    League
    Dallas
    108
    @ Minnesota
    105
    +40
    9-7 in Last 16 NBA Player Props Picks
    Analysis:

    This is too dramatic. Luka Doncic had a hard time eclipsing this early against OKC as he nursed an injury. But he hit this over in the last 2 games of the series and comes into this game with three days of rest. He's had 10+ rebounds in his last five games and should be good for at least 8 assists with the ball in his hand majority of the game. While the shooting efficiency may not be there against this tough Minnesota defense, the sheer volume should get him over this number. Doncic is 72% to this over this season, and 71% on the road alone. Let's not look too deeply into one tough series against OKC.

    Pick Made: May 22, 2:39 pm UTC on Caesars
    May 22 2024, 12:00 am UTC
    League
    Indiana
    128
    @ Boston
    133
    +40
    9-7 in Last 16 NBA Player Props Picks
    Analysis:

    Myles Turner is Evan Mobley here. Except even better, Boston's defense will be paying less attention to him than they did Mobley. And if Mobley was able to put up almost 20 points a game in that series, if not more, I think a confident Myles Turner can eclipse 15.5. He's gone over this number the last three games and five of the seven against the Knicks. The SL model has him projected for almost 18 points. With no Kristaps Porzingis in Game 1, this could be the time to buy in on Turner.

    Pick Made: May 21, 2:26 pm UTC on Caesars
    May 17 2024, 12:30 am UTC
    League
    Denver
    70
    @ Minnesota
    115
    +40
    9-7 in Last 16 NBA Player Props Picks
    Analysis:

    This line is available for a lot better prices if you shop around. I have to back the guys fighting for their lives tonight, and that means hitting the boards harder. KAT has followed up his poor rebounding games with double digit games throughout the series. History would tell us tonight he should get back on track. The SL model has him projected for 8 rebounds, and I expect four quarters of effort will get us there tonight.

    Pick Made: May 16, 7:30 pm UTC on Caesars