We are just a few days away from the NBA All-Star Break. So, when you’re looking to bet on games, please be careful and make sure to look at who’s in and who’s out. Going 3-2 in my last player prop article we look to keep it rolling. Here is my favorite NBA player prop best bets for today’s NBA slate.
NBA Player Prop Best Bets
Jalen Brunson Over 26.5 Points
First of all, how isn’t Jalen Brunson an All-Star? This man has been absolutely balling the last few weeks. Ever since signing with the Knicks, Brunson has really developed into the clear leader of the team.
Jalen Brunson since All-Star reserves were announced:
60.9 FG% (!)
55.9 3P% (!!)
Only Dame has scored more points in that stretch. pic.twitter.com/uJ50gdeGtm
— StatMuse (@statmuse) February 14, 2023
In the last 10 games, Brunson is averaging 31.9 points per game while shooting 55.7% from the field. On the road, Brunson’s numbers do fall off just a tad, but I believe the way he’s playing right now I can’t fade him. He’s gone over this number 3 straight games and if the Knicks want to win, Brunson will have to have another big game.
The Hawks aren’t the greatest defensive team. They have allowed the past 3 guards to go over their point prop as well. I feel another big game coming from Brunson. Let’s ride the hot hand, Jalen Brunson over 26.5 points.
Jarrett Allen Over 14.5 Points
This game between the Cavs and the 76ers should be a good one. Loads of talent on both sides trying to stay in the playoff race. One guy I want to target for this game is center Jarrett Allen.
Allen is basically a walking double-double. He is averaging 14.8 points per game and 9.9 rebounds per game. I do like Allen to record a double-double -125 but let’s focus on his point prop. In my opinion, I feel like the books haven’t been properly adjusted yet.
Allen has gone over this number of 14.5 points in 8 of his last 10 games and in 5 straight. Now, Allen does have a tough matchup tonight against Embiid but I believe with the number of minutes and volume Allen creates on the floor, he should be able to go over his point prop.
Mikal Bridges Over 17.5 Points
Brooklyn Bridges! I’ve been a fan of Bridges going back to his days as a Wildcat at Villanova. I think Bridges is exactly the type of player any team needs. He can do it all from scoring the ball to playing defense on your best player.
Now that KD and Kyrie aren’t on the team, Bridges has to step up and be the leader of this team. With the Nets, he’ll have more of an opportunity to score the ball too and that’s where I want to attack. Bridges point prop is sitting at 17.5 points which isn’t too high.
Bridges averaged 17.2 points per game on the year shooting 46.1% from the floor. Now, being one of the Nets and having to be one of the main guys will force him to have more volume shooting and driving the ball. Bridges has gone over this number in 8 of his last 10 games while averaging 21.1 points in that 10-game span. I think we see another big night from the Villanova product.
Anthony Davis Over 11.5 Rebounds
Anthony Davis coming back healthy for the Lakers could be what they needed to make a run at the playoffs. They have some work to do but if Anthony Davis could be himself, I think they’ll be in good shape.
When healthy Anthony Davis is virtually Un guardable, especially down low. Davis is averaging 25.9 points per game while also grabbing 12.4 rebounds per game. The man is a walking double-double. But I’m going to focus specifically on his rebound prop in this game.
I like the over, especially because we are able to get plus money on a player who has cleaned up the glass. Davis has gone over this number in 18 of his last 23 games. He has had at least 14 rebounds in five of his last six games, including 14 against NO on 2/4. Davis also had 16 boards vs NO in their other matchup this season. I expect Davis to have another big game cleaning up the boards.
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