3 NBA Player Prop Bets to Target on Friday 11/1/19
Player props can be useful in a variety of ways, from taking advantage of them straight up (to the tune of cold hard cash), to measuring a player's potential to produce in daily fantasy basketball.
While you can use those odds in fantasy, you can also utilize our fantasy projections and a variety of other tools to help make money on betting everyday player props.
For the purposes of this article, we are using the odds provided at FanDuel Sportsbook to pinpoint three spots where value can be had on a player's statline, scoring, or even shot type.
Please note that betting lines and our game projections may change throughout the day after this article is published.
Kyrie Irving, Over 26.5 Points
James Harden, Over 34.5 Points
I'll take Kyrie Irving and James Harden, two scoring title frontrunners, to reach their totals in a game where those two should dominate the ball. Our models project Harden and Irving to both be the top leading scorers in the NBA tonight. Harden's projections are 35.6 points, 7.2 assists, and 6.5 rebounds while Irving's are 26.9 points, 4.8 assists, and 4.6 rebounds.
Harden is on one of his historic scoring runs again, this time scorching the Washington Wizards and Oklahoma City Thunder for a combined 99 points in his last two games. Irving has scored at least 26 points in every game this season, and he'll have to do it again to keep up with the obviously more-talented Rockets tonight.
Andre Drummond, Over 16.5 Rebounds
Andre Drummond has 40 combined rebounds over his last two games, has topped 20 boards in three of five games and is the NBA's leader in total rebounds. Drummond ranks second in the league in both offensive rebounds per game defensive rebounds per game.
The Chicago Bulls frontcourt looked so bad against the Cleveland Cavaliers Wednesday night that Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson combined for 40 points and 30 rebounds. They've also let Bobby Portis, Pascal Siakam, and Serge Ibaka torch them this week -- to name a few. Bulls coach Jim Boylen also benched Lauri Markkanen for Thaddeus Young the last seven minutes of their last game, so, yeah, the Bulls' frontcourt is a bit of a mess right now.
Drummond can feast tonight, and our models project him for 17.2 rebounds (11.7 defensive) and 17.4 points. That may wind up being too conservative as tonight is a possible 20-20 night for Drummond if we see the same Chicago team from earlier in the week. On the road, Drummond is averaging 26.5 points and 22.5 rebounds this season, compared to 17.4 points and 14 rebounds at home, though both sample sizes are obviously small. Playing in Chicago tonight, Drummond could have a monster game and smash the rebound prop.
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