NBA Player Prop Picks: The Best Bet for Opening Night

NBA expert John Hyslop joins the OddscheckerUS team of experts for the 2021 season! He's here with his debut article with his top player prop pick for 2021 NBA opening night.
John Hyslop
Tue, October 19, 9:28 AM EDT

NBA Player Prop Picks: The Best Bet for Opening Night

Great news, people, we've made it! The NBA is tipping off tonight, and even though there are only two games, we need to bet them. Bettors bet. It's literally what they do. Luckily, there are too many options to count with NBA player props, so there has to be something we can feel good about. Even when there are days that only feature two games, we can still have action. That's called living the dream, people. I found one tonight for the Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers game at 10:00 pm ET on TNT. 

Otto Porter over 1.5 made-threes (+150) - Line available at DraftKings

DraftKings is the only book offering this number, but it will be worth monitoring the others. FanDuel and BetMGM both add to their NBA player prop offerings throughout the day, so we could definitely see a number drop. Still, all I needed to see was the bright, shiny +150 number next to 1.5, and I was hooked. I took it. 

People forget what an absolute beast Otto Porter Jr was before he got hurt. We're talking animal status here, people. He will have a secondary role in Golden State, but that's all we really need him for tonight. It's also why he's drawing such a low number. At 1.5, this is an incredibly low bar for him to get over.

Porter has never been much over five threes attempted per game in any season of his career, but that may change in Golden State. It should be because he's a 40+ percent career three-point shooter, and he's on a team that was fifth in three-point attempts last season. In addition, he hit at least two three-pointers in all five of his preseason games and never played more than 20 minutes in any of those games. This NBA player prop could be an absolute gift.

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John Hyslop
@sloprules
John has spent the past 20+ years betting sports on a daily basis and is considered by many to be a walking sports betting encyclopedia. From obscure player props to sides and totals, if there is an angle, John will find it. His work has appeared on Rotogrinders and he has been a regular on sports talk radio stations across the country. Based in the US, John operates a blog & podcast, Sports Bets Beers, which covers betting angles in the NFL, NBA, MLB, & NHL.
Nov 2021
Record
Wins
5
Losses
2
Push
0
ROI
50.53%
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