The Philadelphia 76ers need a massive performance out of all of their players to keep the series with the Miami Heat alive.
Joel Embiid can't do everything on his own to win Game 6. The supporting cast around him needs to provide points at a high rate to force Game 7.
Tobias Harris has been the first player I've turned to in situations like this during the postseason because he typically checks in at a lower point prop compared to Tyrese Maxey.
Harris and Danny Green need to chip in more to not only win Game 6, but to enter Game 7 with confidence.
Miami has some intriguing options to work with on the prop market, but only one of them sticks out the most in terms of where his point prop number sits at.
The Dallas Mavericks will try to stay alive in the nightcap against the Phoenix Suns. Chris Paul was a reputation for closing out series and he could feature in the starring role again on Thursday.
NBA Playoff Prop Picks
Overall Record: 29-36 (2-1 Wednesday)
Tobias Harris Over 14.5 Points (-135)
Tobias Harris has not recorded more than 13 points in each of the three games since Joel Embiid returned to the Sixers lineup.
Harris had 25 points over the last two games, but he could have done more with his high volume of field-goal attempts.
Harris attempted 37 shots in Games 3-5 with Embiid on the floor, so all he needs is one or two more baskets to fall on Thursday to hit that total.
The Sixers need their supporting cast to chip in more points alongside Embiid and James Harden to keep the series alive.
Harris and Tyrese Maxey are the first two players to look at for that help. Harris has a more manageable point prop to work with, so I'm trusting him to start.
Victor Oladipo Over 11.5 Points (-125)
I made the mistake in Game 5 by focusing solely on the Sixers.
That will not happen for Game 6 since I have eyes on Victor Oladipo's point prop.
Oladipo should feature in a high-volume role once again with Kyle Lowry sidelined.
Oladipo put up 15 and 13 points in the last two games. He played over 30 minutes in Game 4 and scored 13 points in 18 minutes and 20 seconds in Game 5.
The Heat need Oladipo to score in double figures again to support Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo. Oladipo and Tyler Herro should finish third and fourth in points behind the two playmakers.
Danny Green Over 2.5 Points (+115)
Danny Green is 14-for-31 from three-point range in the series.
Green provided the Sixers with a nice boost from the wing with his three-point shooting.
Look for the Sixers to get Green rolling in the first half. He knocked down a trio of triples in the first half during the Sixers' last home game in Game 4.
I'm more than willing to bet on Green because of how well he shot the three in the series and the plus-money price that his three-point prop remains at.
Chris Paul Over 15.5 Points (-130)
Chris Paul performing at a high level in a close-out game is one of the best sights in playoff basketball.
Paul finished off the New Orleans Pelicans with 33 points in Game 6 of the first-round series this postseason.
Paul produced 37 points to finish off the Western Conference semifinal series against Denver last season and he closed out the Western Conference Finals with 41 points versus the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Suns point guard had 24 total points in the last three games, which is why his point prop sits at a lower number heading into Game 6.
Reggie Bullock Over 2.5 Threes (+115)
Reggie Bullock hit a cold streak in Games 4 and 5.
He shot 2-for-11 from the field and 2-for-8 from three-point range in the last two contests.
Even though Dorian Finney-Smith has been the hotter shooter, I'm going back to Bullock because of the volume.
Bullock is still going to attempt shots and most of them will come from beyond the arc.
All he needs is one of those threes to drop early and he could catch fire, like he did in Games 2 and 3.