Best NBA player prop bet for today, 2/23: Jaren Jackson Jr. showcases his offense
The NBA is back! After an underwhelming All-Star Game that showcased zero defense, real basketball will be played tonight as we have a 9-game slate. Speaking of All-Stars, let’s key in on Jaren Jackson Jr. as our top NBA player prop.
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Jaren Jackson Jr. Over 1.5 3-pointers (+106)
Line available at FanDuel Sportsbook at time of publishing.
Jaren Jackson Jr. is regarded as one of the top defensive players in the league and is the current favorite to take home the Defensive Player of the Year award this season. He’s averaging a league-leading 3.3 blocks per game along with over a steal a game. Without fellow defensive anchor Steven Adams, Jackson is being called upon more on the offensive end as well. He’s averaging 3 more minutes and attempting over 5 three-pointers per contest. That’s right where we’re going to attack as Jackson is shooting 36% from deep in his last 10 games and is over this line in 6 of them.
Jackson does a great job of stretching the floor out for the Grizzlies especially when Ja Morant penetrates the basket. Jackson will see most of his minutes at the 4 but could see some minutes at center and draw Embiid out of the paint.
Critics were surfacing when Jackson was elected to the All-Star team. He’ll look to showcase his offensive firepower in a battle between two teams that have a real shot to meet in June.
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