With the Martin Luther King holiday here, we have a full day of NBA basketball with every single team in action at some point Monday. This makes for a slate ripe with options on PrizePicks.

“PrizePicks” is a creative new way to parlay picks based on expected fantasy point production. To dive into the ins and outs of everything PrizePicks, FTN’s Tyler Loechner wrote a comprehensive App Review.

How to Play PrizePicks NBA

For the sake of this NBA article, the format is simple: You pick 2-5 players and predict whether or not they will go over or under their projected fantasy point total, or their single-stat total. 

When parlaying the players, the larger your parlay, the better the payout:

  • Two-pick entry pays 3x (max entry: $400)
  • Three-pick entry pays 5x (max entry: $200)
  • Four-pick entry pays 10x (max entry: $100)

As a bonus offer, there is a “flex play” option. This provides an added level of security on your entry where you can decrease your multiplier received if you miss one of your entries but hit on all of the others.

An important note — these lines can shift over the course of the day leading up until lock. The lines that I am quoting are at the time of writing (Wednesday morning). I will be in the PrizePicks Discord channel (which is FREE!) up until lock to help out with how to adjust to the changing projections.


Scoring breakdown for PrizePicks contests can be found here.

NBA PrizePicks for January 17

  • Al Horford (10.0 points) — OVER
  • Julius Randle (20.5 points) — OVER
  • Kyrie Irving (22.5 points) — OVER
  • Al Horford (7.5 rebounds) — OVER
  • Bobby Portis (9.0 rebounds) — OVER
  • LeBron James (8.5 rebounds) — OVER
  • Trae Young (8.0 assists) — OVER
  • Jayson Tatum (2.5 3PM) — OVER

Power Play of the Day

  • Kyrie Irving (o22.5 points), Trae Young (o8.0 assists)
    • Payout: 3x (+200)