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Lauri Markkanen of the Utah Jazz celebrates a basket as we look at the best 76ers vs. Jazz player props.
Lauri Markkanen of the Utah Jazz celebrates a basket in overtime against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images via AFP.

Our 76ers vs. Jazz NBA player props based on the best NBA odds believe Utah should triumph at home against a short-handed Philadelphia squad on Thursday, 

We finally get to watch a Utah Jazz (24-25) home game on TNT this season, so of course, the game lost some of its luster in the days leading up to Thursday's showdown. Philadelphia 76ers (29-17) center Joel Embiid, who remains an NBA MVP odds contender until he misses too many games, is listed as out with a knee injury. At the same time, point guard Tyrese Maxey is questionable.

While firmly positioned in the Eastern Conference playoff picture, Philadelphia has struggled with a 3-9 record in games played without Joel Embiid. Maxey hasn't played in a week, so Utah has been made a solid favorite at home. And that's why we are targeting some specific player props for our best wagers ahead of this nationally televised game.

To go along with our Cavaliers vs. Grizzlies player props and our Lakers vs. Celtics player props, here are our best 76ers vs. Jazz NBA player props and NBA picks (odds via our best NBA betting sites; pick confidence based on a 1-to-5-star scale).

76ers vs. Jazz NBA player props: Thursday

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76ers vs. Jazz props

Lauri Markkanen Under 23.5 points (-111 via BetRivers) ⭐⭐⭐⭐

As Mike Shearer recently explained in this Substack post, Utah Jazz forward Lauri Markkanen is having a sneaky historic season. A total of 84% of his scoring has come on assists, which is by far the highest percentage of assisted buckets among the top scorers in the league. He ranks 22nd in the league with an average of 23.5 points per contest.

The problem is that Philadelphia doesn't give up a lot of assists. The 76ers rank ninth in the league in assists allowed per game. Some of that is Joel Embiid's presence around the rim, but head coach Nick Nurse's scheme also deserves a ton of credit.

Markkanen is a fun player and capable of scoring 25-plus points on any given night, but he's unlikely to do so on his own. With a projection of 22 points, we see some solid value on this Under at BetRivers. After all, he's only cleared this scoring prop in two of his last five outings.

Keyonte George Over 1.5 turnovers (-130 via bet365) ⭐⭐⭐

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I'm anticipating rookie guard Keyonte George to get more run on Thursday, particularly after he played 31 minutes against the Washington Wizards just a week ago. So it's up to bettors to figure out the best angle for a game featuring more of George.

For my money, the turnover prop makes a lot of sense for a young guard on a national stage. George has committed multiple turnovers in 67% of his games this season, including six of his last 10 contests. The 76ers, meanwhile, rank fifth in the league in turnovers forced per game.

This Over is listed as high as -135 at some of our best sportsbooks, so we will grab this bargain at bet365 before tipoff.

Tobias Harris Under 4.5 assists (-150 via bet365) ⭐⭐⭐

Thanks to Embiid's absence, we are catching an extremely high assists prop for Tobias Harris. The power forward averages just 3.1 assists per game, and we don't envision a scenario where he's the full engine of this offense. Harris had just two dimes last time out when Embiid was laboring through his injury.

Harris has only cleared this assists prop in 19% of his regular-season games. Two of those eight performances have come in the last four outings, which explains why this number has climbed a bit.

With a projection of three assists, we don't mind paying a -150 price tag on Harris to finish below this number using our bet365 bonus code: SBRBONUS. Pinnacle, which features one of the industry's sharper trading teams, is charging as much as -193 for the same ticket.

76ers-Jazz NBA player props made Thursday at 12:45 p.m. ET.

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