As always, Wednesday presents us with an action-packed NBA slate with a lot of injury news to monitor. With so much potential leverage on a slate, there’s a lot of appeal to diving into the PrizePicks board early before all of the lines start moving.
“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 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 26
Miles Bridges (20.5 points) — OVER
Nikola Jokic (25.5 points) — OVER
Cameron Johnson (14.0 points) — OVER
Goga Bitadze (8.5 rebounds) — OVER
Caris LeVert (37.5 fpts) — OVER
Monte Morris (22.0 fpts) — OVER
Luka Doncic (52.5 fpts) — OVER
Power Play of the Day
Nikola Jokic (o25.5 points), Goga Bitadze (o8.5 reb)
Joe Metz is the Operations Manager of Partnerships for FTN Network. Formerly of Fantasy Data, Fansided, and RotoCurve, Joe has been involved in fantasy sports since High School while picking up on betting and writing during his time at Xavier University. He co-hosts the FTN NBA Podcast while also writing and betting on NBA and NFL for FTN Daily, FTN Fantasy, and FTN Bets.