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How to use Basketball Prop

June 12, 2023

Basketball Prop is a tool to make researching basketball props easier. We combine all of the data, trends and insights that you might find on a dozen different websites into one place. That also means that we present quite a bit of data that can be overwhelming at first glance. Here’s a run-through of some of our key features that might go overlooked.

Historical Lines

Our tools allow you to compare player performance to historical PrizePicks lines. On any player performance graph, you can see circles colored either red, gray or green for historical lines that we’ve archived. These will be colored based on whether the player had more or less than the posted spread, while the bar in the chart will be colored based on the currently set line. We also include a dashed line that shows how many points (or fantasy points, PRA, etc.) a player would be expected to have if they shot their season average on 2-point and 3-point attempts. This feature is useful to track how a current prop compares to recent props and how lines have changed over time, corresponding to player form.

Compare Odds

Our odds comparison screen shows how other sportsbooks, including FanDuel, DraftKings, Bet365, Bet Rivers and others, compare to the each other across posted stats. There’s no better way to find value than line discrepancies.

Custom Board Queries

We’ve compiled all of the basketball props posted on PrizePicks and Underdog in one place. You can quickly analyze the board and spot trends and even construct custom queries. The Custom Search Builder allows you to filter by any column on the table and combine searches. For example, find only players who have hit in 50% of their previous games with a line over 10 points.

Adjustable Line

When viewing any player profile, you can adjust the line up or down by using the slider. Adjusting the line will update the calculated hit rate and update the colors on the graph: green (more), red (less) or gray (push).

Interactive Splits & Graphs

Below the game log graph, we have graphs of other dimensions. These graphs are all interactive — click on one and it will update the others — and allow you to drill down to a further level of detail. The home/away graph will show a distribution of how many points the player has recorded in home games versus away games with a box and whisker plot. This screen shot illustrates a player who is significantly better at home and in wins than on the road.

Historical performance by team

Track how opponents have performed relative to their spread against a given team for stats like points, rebounds, assists, fantasy points and PRA. This is a great tool to see whether certain types of players like guards or bigs tend to do better or worse against a given opponent.

Track line movement or “bumps”

It’s no secret that PrizePicks and Underdog lines can move quickly. As they do, we’ll update our board and show any lines that have moved and by how much. Anything highlighted in red has moved up, anything highlighted in green has moved down.