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NBA playoff prop bets: Philadelphia 76ers Ben Simmons props for 6/2/2021

NBA Playoffs action continues Wednesday, as we focus on the Philadelphia 76ers and Ben Simmons’ prop bets and lines. The point total set for Simmons in Wednesday’s game against the Washington Wizards is 16.5.

Over his last five outings, Simmons has finished with an average of 13.6 points, nine rebounds and 8.8 assists per contest. On the season, he’s averaged 14.3 points, 7.4 rebounds, seven assists and 1.6 steals while shooting 56.3% from the field.

Game 5 of the First Round series between the 76ers and Wizards tips off at 7:00 PM ET on Wednesday. Oddsmakers have installed the 76ers as 6.5-point favorites, while the over/under is set at 230.5 points. Let’s dig into some insights and stats to figure out how Simmons will perform in this matchup, especially as it pertains to his betting markets.

Ben Simmons prop bets breakdown

  • Points Over/Under: 16.5
  • Over Odds: -115
  • Under Odds: -118
  • Points per game: 14.3

Odds via BetMGM; access USA TODAY Sports’ betting odds for a full list.
Lines last updated at 1:56 PM EST on June 2, 2021.

Ben Simmons points insights

  • The 16.5 points prop total set for Simmons on Wednesday is 2.2 more points than his season scoring average (14.3).
  • Simmons has put up more than 16.5 points in 16 of 62 games this season (25.8%).
  • Simmons’ season-long scoring average, 14.3 points per game, is 0.8 fewer points than his average points prop bet total.
  • In less than half of his opportunities — 15 of 50 this year (30%) — Simmons has hit the over on his point total.
  • 67.7% of Simmons’ matchups this year have seen him go under his season-long average points prop total of 15.1 points (42 out of 62 games).
  • Opponents of the Wizards have scored 119.1 points per game this season, the second-most against any NBA squad.

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Ben Simmons rebound insights

  • Simmons’ per-game rebound average — 7.4 — is 1.1 fewer rebounds than his prop bet over/under for Wednesday’s game (8.5).
  • In 24 of 62 games this year (38.7%), Simmons has grabbed more than 8.5 rebounds.
  • The average prop bet over/under Simmons has had set for rebounds this year is 7.7. He often has gone under that number as he has averaged 7.4 rebounds per game, 0.3 less rebounds than his average prop.
  • In only 19 of his 50 opportunities (38%), Simmons has gone over his rebounds prop bet total.
  • Simmons has gone over his average rebounds prop bet total (7.7 boards) in only 46.8% of his matchups (29 of 62 contests).
  • Opponents of the Wizards have averaged 46.2 rebounds per game this season, the sixth-most against any NBA team.

Ben Simmons assists insights

  • Simmons’ per-game assist average (7.0) is 2.9 less than his average assist prop bet over/under (9.9).
  • Simmons has covered his assist prop bet over/unders in only 13 out of 50 contests (26%).
  • Simmons has gone over his average assist prop total (9.9) in just 11 of his 62 games (17.7%).
  • Teams are dishing out 25.2 assists per game against the Wizards this season, the ninth-most allowed by a team.

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