Monkey Knife Fight Picks: More or Less NBA DFS Picks for Friday

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There are two games on the NBA playoff slate tonight and plenty of Fantasy Basketball matchups to play on Monkey Knife Fight to win some cash!

The Philadelphia 76ers are down 3-2 in the series against the Atlanta Hawks. Will the Sixers be able to rebound after a heartbreaking loss in Game 5?

The Los Angeles Clippers will look to advance to the Western Conference Finals but they have the Utah Jazz standing in their way!

Here are my best Monkey Knife Fight picks to hopefully make your night a little greener!



Joel Embiid MORE THAN 33.5 POINTS

  • Embiid dropped 37 points and knocked down 11 free throws in Game 5. He would have reached 39 points if he didn't miss those crucial 2 free throws at the end of the game.

  • He has scored more than 33.5 points in three of the five playoff games versus the Hawks.

  • With the Hawks looking to close out the series, expect Embiid to go above his 32 point average in this series. 

Trae Young LESS THAN 28.5 POINTS

  • Young has scored less than 28.5 points in 3 of the last 4 contests, but did drop 39 points in Game 5.

  • He averaged 25.3 PPG in the regular season and has an average of 29.4 points in seven total games (two regular-season, five playoff) this year versus Philly.

  • The Oklahoma product is recording a career 27.1 points per game against the 76ers.



Donovan Mitchell LESS 33.5 POINTS

  • Mitchell has tallied 33 or less points in three of the last five matchups, but is averaging 34 points against the Clippers in the series. 

  • He has scored less than 33.5 points in 6 of the Jazz’s 9 playoff games.

  • The Jazz’s franchise player produced 26.4 PPG in the regular season and had 35, 24 and 15 points in games versus the Clippers in the regular-season. 

Paul George MORE THAN 31.5 POINTS

  • George has to carry the offensive load again tonight because Kawhi Leonard is out due to injury.

  • He recorded 37 points in Game 5 and was an efficient 10 of 11 from the charity stripe. He's averaging 29.2 points against the Jazz in this series, but that was all with Kawhi in the lineup minus Game 5. 

  • The Clippers swingman knocked down two or more 3 balls in 44 of 54 regular-season contests.



*The contests listed in this article are subject to change leading up to tip-off of each respective game*


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Jordan Tomiyama

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