NBA Player Prop Picks: The Best Bets For Friday Night
It's Friday, and no matter who you are, you don't have anything better to do than bet a few NBA player props. For me, early in the season, I am all about the three-ball for plus money, and I found a couple for tonight. As the season progresses, I like to have at least three per large slate but let's dip our toes in the water before we go diving in. Sticking with two tonight, we can satisfy our craving for action while also only needing one guy to win for us to profit. Sports betting is always more fun when you win. That's a scientific fact!
OG Anunoby over 2.5 made-threes (+140) Line available at DraftKings
I like DraftKings for this one since we are getting 2.5 at +140. BetMGM is offering 1.5 at -200 but honestly, do you want to be holding a -200 ticket on anything? Fanduel is coming with 2.5 at +146, so they are viable as well on this one.
I like Anunoby to be neck and neck with Fred VanVleet for the top shot taker in Toronto this season. Especially the three-ball. With Kyle Lowry gone, usage opens up, and Anunoby is the likely guy to fill the void. Throw in the fact that Pascal Siakam is out, and we have the perfect storm for Anunoby.
I hate the 2.5 number, but we chase volume on these streets, and Anunoby is likely to see plenty. Last season he averaged six three-point attempts per game, which was twice as many as the year before. In the first game of this season, he took nine in 33 minutes of action. There's blowout against potential tonight, but the Raptors got blown out the other night, and OG still chucked up nine treys. If that happens again tonight, I think he will connect on at least three.
Monte Morris over 1.5 made-threes (+125) Line available at DraftKings
Once again, I am hitting DraftKings for this one, but BetMGM has the exact same number. Unfortunately, FanDuel has not offered a number on Morris yet but will likely have something later in the day. Still, I can't imagine it being much better than 1.5 at +125, so we can just get in now.
This feels more like a scalp than anything. It's not like Morris is this guy that is going to light up the scoreboard every night. He's not even the third option on his team, but we really don't need him to be tonight. This is such a low bar that we just need him to play close to 30 minutes, and he should get home.
Volume is king in this game we play since we have no idea how well a guy is going to shoot on a night-to-night basis. He's very close to being a 40% shooter from deep in his career, but that's not the main reason I like him tonight. In the first game, he took six attempts from deep and connected on three of them. I'll gladly take a 40% guy to hit two three-pointers if he projects to shoot five or more in a game. It's math, people.