There are six NBA games today. That means player prop betting. Player prop betting is simple. Pick a stat or combination of stats: rebounds, points and assists. Then, bet the player to get over or under that stat. Let’s look at the top player prop bets for tonight.
Also, take a look at our other best bets for Thursday:
Thursday’s Best NBA Player Prop Bets
Odds courtesy of Fanduel Sportsbook
Indiana Pacers vs. Houston Rockets
The Rockets are having a rough season. They are 15-50 and the 25th-ranked defense in the NBA. In their last five games, they have given up an average of 116.8 points to opposing teams. That means there will be plenty of opportunities for the Pacers to score tonight.
The player who can take the most advantage of the Rocket’s defense is Tyrese Haliburton. Haliburton is coming off a 40-point game against the 76ers. The Sixers are one of the best defensive teams in the NBA. Haliburton should have no problem scoring against the Rockets tonight.
Tyrese Haliburton – Over 22.5 Points (-118)
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Brooklyn Nets
This game would be one of the most anticipated games of the night earlier in the season. That was before the Nets traded away Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. Since those trades, the team has lowered its expectations.
The Bucks have kept their talent and acquired more this season. They added Jae Crowder through trade and Khris Middleton is back from his injury. That has contributed to their three-game winning streak.
Middleton has been getting additional minutes and consistently scoring. He averages 13.7 points per game but scored 24 last time out. That means he will have betting value as the season goes forward.
Khris Middleton – Over 18.5 Points (+100)
Sacramento Kings vs. New York Knicks
Both these teams have started to win more in the second half of the season to try and make the playoffs. That means this is one of the best games to watch on the night. These teams have improved. That is due to the new players they added in the offseason.
One of those players is Keegan Murray, who the Kings drafted last summer. He has steadily been getting more minutes and scoring opportunities. He averages 11.9 points per game but is one of the most efficient scorers on the team.
Murray shoots 40.9 percent from long range, which means he can score points quickly. Bettors can use this to their advantage.
Keegan Murray – Over 11.5 Points (-113)
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