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Knicks vs. Lakers player prop picks and predictions from handicapper John Hyslop. With the Lakers shorthanded, John has his eyes on Talen Horton-Tucker

NBA Player Prop Picks for Tuesday: Focussing on THT with Lakers Shorthanded

Well, well, well, it looks like we have a little NBA news coming out. Anthony Davis isn't feeling well and has now been listed as questionable. If I had to guess, this is exactly how the Anthony Davis is "out" nights start. I don't think he's playing. Even if he is, LeBron James is suspended so we have usage chaos happening which is what we want. Davis being out would just throw a little icing on the cake.

Lakers vs. Knicks odds

Talen Horton-Tucker Over 15.5 Points (-110)

Talen Horton-Tucker Over 1.5 Made Threes (+126)

Lines available at FanDuel at time of publishing.

Both of these are at FanDuel as they have the best price I see right now. DraftKings isn't horrible as they have +120 for the threes and -120 for the points so they are an option. BetMGM has not come back to market since the Davis news came about so it will remain to be seen what they offer. I doubt they come better in either market so it's safe to put this in now at FanDuel.

This kid really isn't a three-point shooter but you don't have to be to get home on 1.5. If you look at his game log you'll probably be turned off but keep in mind those numbers are with LeBron James on the floor. That won't be the case tonight which could lead to Horton-Tucker leading the team in shot attempts. Shooters shoot.

Horton-Tucker played three games when LeBron was on the shelf from November 14-17th. He was an animal. He took at least five threes in all of those games and hit at least two treys in two of the games. What's most important is he scored at least 17 in all three contests. The kid is a scorer.

The Lakers will be in New York tonight taking on the Knicks which is good for this wager. Only one team in the NBA sees their opponents take more three-point attempts than the Knicks. It seems like teams feel like this is the way to attack them. New York is 20th in opponent three-point % so maybe this is a thing. Either way, I think Horton-Tucker goes for at least 15.5 points tonight and at least six of those points will come from threes.

* You YOLO guys will be happy to know that Horton-Tucker 20+ points is +240 and 25+ is +840 at FanDuel. That's not that crazy.

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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.


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