Today's best NBA prop bet picks & predictions, Thursday 11/16: Cam Johnson and Lu Dort hit the glass

Luguentz Dort of the Oklahoma City Thunder
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NBA on a Thursday night is usually an afterthought with NFL taking center stage, but I love betting on smaller slates. It gives me more time to dive into the matchups and really look at every angle. Tonight, we have the Nets vs Heat followed by the Thunder vs Warriors. Both games have playoff potential, which is always exciting. You can read our NBA picks for each of those matchups, but for now, let’s see what player props make the most sense.

Luguentz Dort (OKC) over 4.5 rebounds (-104)

Line available on FanDuel Sportsbook at the time of publishing.

The biggest part of my handicapping is centered around a player’s output per minute and how many minutes they’re on the floor. Once we get a baseline for that, the rest is pretty simple. Dort’s median minutes (NOT average) is 30-31 this season. In a game against the Warriors with their smaller lineups, I actually like him in that 32-34 range tonight. I project him at 5.1 rebounds and we’re getting this at nearly even-money on FanDuel. Last season in his two games against the Warriors, Dort played 35 and 36 minutes, which was good for 8 and 3 rebounds. This season when playing over 30 minutes, he hits this line in 5 out of 6 games. Let’s go with 1U on this.

Read our full Oklahoma City Thunder vs Golden State Warriors prediction

Cameron Johnson (BKN) over 4.5 rebounds (-128)

Line available on FanDuel Sportsbook at the time of publishing.

Johnson returned to this Nets team just 3 games ago and after 25 minutes in his first game, he jumped to 34 minutes in the following, and back down to 29 in a blowout victory over Orlando. Had that not been a blowout, I expect Johnson to have finished the game around 32 minutes. He’s averaging 0.18 rebounds per minute this season and at 32 minutes, that projects him at 5.8. If you factor in Bam Adebayo battling in the paint with Nic Claxton, we have a great opportunity for Johnson to hit this line and justify the juice. 1U

Check out our NBA mega parlay for tonight’s 2-game slate at +713 odds

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