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Best player prop bets for Friday’s NBA slate: Embiid to dominate Celtics

Best player prop bets for Friday’s NBA slate: Embiid to dominate Celtics

Despite two games being postponed due to health and safety protocols, we still have an 11-game slate in the NBA tonight. Our expert has picked out his three favorite player prop bets for tonight’s action. Be sure to read our full game previews on each of the games, which include picks on both the side and total.

For now, let’s focus on the player props bets.

Joel Embiid to score over 26.5 points vs. Boston Celtics (-116)

Joel Embiid has been a monster this season, and is averaging the second-highest points per game total of his career at 26.4. He has had two 40-point games in his last three outings, one of which was against the Boston Celtics on Wednesday when he had 42. He went to the free-throw line 21 times and connected on 17 of those, and was also very efficient from the field scoring on 12 of 19 attempts. Tristan Thompson, Daniel Theis, and Tacko Fall are no match for the rejuvenated Embiid. The Sixers are 8-1 at home this season and look for Embiid to bully them all night long.

Click here for our predictions of Boston Celtic vs. Philadelphia 76ers.

Devin Booker to score 0ver 22.5 points vs. Denver Nuggets (-106)

After a sub-par game against the Memphis Grizzlies where he scored only 12 points, Booker responded well with a 24-point night on 55 percent shooting in the win over Houston. He’s hit at least one three-pointer in every single game this season and is averaging 23.5 points per game in January. He scored 22 points against the Nuggets earlier this season despite going to the free-throw line just twice in that game. Denver is one of the worst defensive teams in the league, allowing opposing teams to shoot 49 percent from the field. Booker should light up the box score in this one and lead the Suns to another home win.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Denver Nuggets vs. Phoenix Suns.

Domantas Sabonis to grab over 12.5 rebounds vs. Orlando Magic (-108)

Sabonis has been one of the most reliable big men this season when it comes to rebounding. He ranks fourth in the NBA with 12.8 rebounds a game, plus he has finished in double digits in every single game so far this season. He’s also posting career highs in scoring and assists in 37.5 minutes per game this season. He’s gone over 12.5 boards in six of 13 games this season and four of his last six games. With Myles Turner being questionable for this game because of a hand injury, Sabonis will be the primary rebounding option for the Pacers.

Check out our full game preview for Orlando Magic vs Indiana Pacers.

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Last updated: Fri 22nd January 2021

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