Best player prop bets for Tuesdays's NBA slate: Fox ready to hunt down the 76ers
The NBA train rolls on with seven more games to get excited for tonight. After one hit from four on last night’s player props, today represents a perfect bounce back opportunity, with immediate rematches between the Warriors and the Spurs and the Knicks and Heat. Make sure you check out our picks on the side and total for all of those games.
Here are my four best player props for tonight, all of which are at plus-money with one longshot pick at +1200…
De’Aaron Fox over 29.5 points (+198)
De’Aaron Fox has been incredible lately, with three 30+ point games in his last five outings. In the month of February, he is averaging 31 points per game so far and shooting 54 percent from the field on 21 field goal attempts per game. Fox averages 17 field goals per game on the season, so it is evident he is trying to play more aggressively.
The 76ers may have a tough time matching up with Fox as Seth Curry and Danny Green will not be capable for staying in front of this speedster. Whilst Joel Embiid can pack the paint, he could be pulled out there by Fox’s improved shooting. He is knocking down nearly 38 percent from deep in February which will likely force Embiid to show on screens, leaving the paint. The way Fox is playing, there are many ways in which he will be able to do damage here tonight.
Be sure to check out our full game preview for Philadelphia 76ers vs. Sacramento Kings.
Jimmy Butler to record a triple-double (+1200)
Had Jimmy Butler recorded one more assist in his last game against the Knicks, he would have had a triple-double. Now that the rematch is back in Miami, I expect him to be able to do just that. Over the last five games that Butler has played, he has been constantly flirting with a triple-double. He has nine assists in each of his last three games and has recorded eight or more rebounds in each of his last four.
Scoring has never been an issue for Butler so it will simply come down to the other two categories. The second-leading assist man on the Heat is Goran Dragic, and with him being ruled out tonight, Butler will continue in his playmaker’s role. With the Knicks being bottom 10 in the league in terms of field goal percentage, expect rebounding opportunities to be there too.
Be sure to check out our full game preview for New York Knicks vs. Miami Heat.
Draymond Green over 9.5 assists (+188)
Draymond Green has been a passing machine. Since the injuries to Kevon Looney and James Wiseman, Green has thrived playing as the small ball five, being at the core of everything the Warriors do offensively. He is averaging more than 13 assists per game over his last three games and managed to have 10 assists last night against this very same Spurs team.
Considering his form of late, this bet represents great value. Teams will continue to back off from Green due to his shooting ability, which gives him time to survey the floor. And with him playing the five position, he has free rein to rebound, push the ball, and look for teammates in transition.
Be sure to check out our full game preview for Golden State Warriors vs. San Antonio Spurs.
Nikola Vucevic over 11.5 rebounds (+110)
Nikola Vucevic has been on a great rebounding streak lately, and baring a blowout, that is likely to continue tonight. He is averaging 15 rebounds per game over the last week, and that includes just the eight rebounds he had against Chicago in his last game. He did however only play 24 minutes that game and would have likely smashed past the 12 rebound mark had the Magic stayed competitive.
Enes Kanter represents an interesting matchup for him. Kanter is not a big that will stretch the floor or pull Vucevic away from the paint, allowing him to hold his ground and battle for every defensive rebound available. If this game stays close, look for him to smash this total.
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