Friday Night NBA Picks: Five Player Props to Add Value

Joe Catalano

Friday, January 23, 2015 9:00 PM GMT

With another night of NBA action tonight, I'm stoked as I'm coming off of a 5-0 night on Wednesday where NBA Player Props are concerned and if you follow me over the long haul, you will be on the positive side. In my opinion, player props are taken for granted as opposed to picking the actual teams to cover the spread. Let's get to it; time is money with our pending picks.

Total Points + Rebounds + Assists For Michael Carter-Williams
Over 30.5 -115
Under 30.5 -115
MCW has had a a lackluster sophomore season, but compared to most other players in the NBA, he's an up and coming player and has really raised his game lately in all facets.

In 4 out of his last 6 games, Carter-Williams has eclipsed the 30.5 mark where this prop is concerned. He plays on one of the worst teams in the league, therefore he's given many opportunities to showcase his skills. He's coming off of a monster game against the Knicks and against a fast-paced Toronto team, we should see him once again have a huge game, and one that easily goes over the NBA odds total.

Pick- Over 30.5 -115

 

Total Points + Rebounds + Assists For Carmelo Anthony
Over 34.5 -115
Under 34.5 -115
With back to back victories over the New Orleans Pelicans and the Philadelphia 76'ers, the Knicks are finally starting to taste success this season.

This wouldn't be able to be accomplished without the play of their star, Carmelo Anthony. In both wins, Melo has come up huge and been knocking down his shots. He's been making the the inexperienced players on his team better and it shows in his statistics. New York gets another game in which they have a legitimate chance to win against Orlando. Nobody can stop Melo when he's playing well and I expect him to keep the ball rolling tonight. Over is the best choive for our NBA picks.

Pick- Over 34.5 -115

 

Total Points For Kevin Durant
Over 28.5 -115
Under 28.5 -115

This game is all about the opponent as KD's game is starting to return to its original form before he was injured. KD is coming off of a 34 point performance in his native Washington D.C. against a tough Wizards team and now he faces one of the most improved teams in the Atlanta Hawks. While the total is high, I look for KD to play off of the momentum from his last game as there's nobody on Atlanta that can guard him. Al Horford won't come out on the perimeter to deter him from knocking down the 3-ball.

Pick- Over 28.5 -115

 

How Many 3-Pointers Will Kevin Durant Make?
Over 2.5 -135
Under 2.5 +105

Hot dog!!! I just mentioned KD with his propensity to drill the 3-ball and I was praying for a prop like this and I found it. Obviously, from what I just explained to you, you know where I'm going with this. Look for Durant to make 3- 3 balls or more in this highly contested ball game on the road.

Pick- Over 2.5 -135

 

Total Points For Lebron James
Over 27 -125
Under 27 -105

I killed it with my props regarding LBJ on Wednesday, therefore I figured, why not go back to the bank and make some more money off of the best player on the planet?

James can score 30 points any time that he wants, but he must involve other players such as Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love and that's what he's been doing lately.

The major issue is that he'll be playing a weak Charlotte team and I don't think that he'll play more than 3 quarters. I probably could've found a better prop, but I like challenging myself. Charlotte has nobody suited to stop James. If this game goes 4 quarter, he'll eclipse the 27 point mark most likely. I think that he'll find a way to get his offense in tonight when playing against hot dogs like Kemba Walker. James can score 40 easily on this team, but there's too many factors involved for James to just be "LBJ". Look for Lebron to make other players better while he has a complete game. In an upset pick, I'll go with the under, but BET LIGHTLY.

Pick- Under 27 -105