Tonight is the opening day for baseball. That means there are only two NBA games tonight. That means player prop betting will be limited. 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.
Also, take a look at our other best bets for Thursday:
Thursday’s Best NBA Player Prop Bet Picks
Let us look at the top player prop bets tonight.
The Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics are two of the best teams in the NBA this season. The Bucks are 54-21, and the Celtics are 52-24. They are fighting for the first seed, and this game could be the game that determines who earns the number one seed.
The player with the most betting value tonight is Jayson Tatum. He averages 30.1 points per game and is a high-volume shooter. He averages 21.13 shots per game. 9.36 of those shots are three-pointers. That means there is an opportunity for him to shoot over the number of threes tonight because of that volume.
The Pelicans are ranked 8th in the Western Conference and are fighting to stay in playoff contention. That means tonight is an important game since they are playing the number one team in the West. They need to keep winning to stay in contention.
The player that will benefit the most from this game is Brandon Ingram. He is back after missing part of this season with an injury. In the last five games, he is averaging 29.8 points per game. That means there is plenty of betting value on Ingram as long as he remains hot.
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