We are back in action, my friends. We were 3-for-3 last night, so let’s run it back and be perfect again tonight. With prop bets, we don’t need to wait for season-long storylines to play out. Every day is a new day. Fantrax wants to help you win a bit of money, so we will be giving you NBA Player Prop Bets every week. We’ll shy away from keying in on any particular sportsbook, as we know odds vary, and so do props. We’ll focus on our projections, and allow you to find your best odds. Let’s get into today’s prop bets.
NBA Player Prop Bets for February 1
Bojan Bogdanovic OVER 20 Points:
In a surprise to all of us (well, at least to me), Bogdanovic said that the “Detroit Pistons have him in their long-term plans.” I would’ve thought that meant trading him, but he certainly doesn’t think that. And he seems to want to be there. Right on. Anyway, the Detroit Pistons take on the 9th-seed Washington Wizards tonight. The Wizards are finally back at full strength, and sport a top-15 offense and defense, and are 18th in pace. The Pistons, however, are 26th in offense, 2nd to last in defense, and 12th in pace. That means the Pistons are likely going to lose this one, but Detroit will need someone to score. Bogdanovic averages over 21 points per game and has hit 20+ in nine of his last eleven games. The Wizards’ best defense is played in the frontcourt, as opposed to the wings. I expect Bogdanovic to hit this number rather easily.
Kyrie Irving UNDER 30 Points:
The Nets take on the Celtics tonight, and Kyrie (and his 27 points per game) will need to be a superhero to beat the Celtics tonight. But I don’t think he’ll be able to do it. Boston is 3rd in offense and 5th in defense. They are the best team in the NBA and the 1st seed in the East. Without KD, they won’t have an easy time bottling up Kyrie, but they’ll be able to double-team him and focus on making sure he has to take horrible shots. Kyrie has hit 30 points in six of his last nine games, but when he faced the Celtics last on the 12th, he went 9 for 24 and had 24 points. I expect a similar performance tonight. It’s hard to score 30 every game, and while Kyrie has the talent/skillset to make it happen, he’ll be the main focus tonight vs. Boston, and that’s bad news for him.
Anthony Edwards OVER 30 Points:
Anthony Edwards is showing why the Wolves need to build around him. Without KAT, he’s blossomed into the future scoring champion he’s destined to be. He’s hit 30 points in five of his last six games. Tonight he’ll be taking on the Warriors. Golden State has played pretty bad defense throughout the year, but recently they’ve tightened things up and now sit 12th in the league. The reason I expect Ant to shine tonight is that the Warriors play with the fastest pace in the NBA. The extra pace means more possessions, the more possessions mean more buckets for Ant. Edwards averages over 20 shots per game. If he’s taking the shots, he’s getting the buckets. I’d love to pair this bet in a leg of a parlay.