JutPicks' best NBA player prop for Friday: Brunson in Cali
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Jalen Brunson (Mavericks) over 27.5 points + assists (-120)
Line available at Draftkings at the time of publishing.
The Villanova product has been exceptional without franchise cornerstone Luka Doncic. In the 13 games without Doncic, Brunson is averaging 19.8 points per game and 7.8 assists. He is in full control of the offense averaging 17.8 field goal attempts in his last 5 games with 16.2 potential assist opportunities.
Tonight, he faces a Kings team that allows the 3rd-most points in the league and ranks 25th in defensive efficiency. He is coming off a fantastic performance against the same Kings team where he scored 25 points and recorded 6 assists. Most of his scoring came in the 2nd half, so we are looking for Brunson to continue that momentum.
He is over this line in 5 of his last 7 games and should continue that streak against the Kings who allow the most points to point guards.
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