With just a few games remaining in the NBA regular season, teams are fighting it out to see who gets the last couple of playoff spots in each respective conference. While games will be of utter importance to those teams, other teams might take it easy as they have nothing to gain. We will take this into account when making our picks for NBA Player Props for Friday.
Total Points For Brook Lopez
Over 20 -115
Under 20 -115
Lopez has made it crystal clear that the center position on the Nets belongs to him as his player of the week status indicates. Lopez has been flat out dominant in the 2nd half of the NBA season and is a big man with a very soft touch. In 3 out of his last 4 games, he's scored 26 points or more. Although he faces a tough Washington Wizards team, Lopez is unstoppable at the moment. Over is the play.
NBA Pick on Player Props: Over 20 -115
Total Points For Evan Turner
Over 11 -115
Under 11 -115
Turner isn't a player that has been thought about much on the Celtics. When he was on the 76'ers, he was a legitimate scorer. On the Celtics, he's a multi-dimensional player that scores a bit less. This is a player that's very inconsistent. One night, he'll give Boston 20 points and the next night, he'll give them 4 like his last game. Tonight, he plays the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Celtics will need him to do the dirty work. After the 4 point performance, I'm inclined to take the under on the NBA odds.
NBA Pick on Player Props: Under -115 as my NBA pick
Total Points For Tyreke Evans
Over 16.5 -115
Under 16.5 -115
Evans, who used to be a "scorer first" type of player, has turned himself into more of a point guard and a player that can do many things well. In his last 2 games, he's faced 2 tough opponents in Memphis and Golden State and hasn't come close to the 16.5 points mentioned in the betting prop. Tonight, he faces a Phoenix Suns team that contains one of the weaker defenses in the league. This might be a game that Tyreke looks for his shot a little more in a fast paced game along with feeding the Unibrow.
NBA Pick on Player Props: Over 16.5 -115
Total Points For Russell Westbrook
Over 29.5 -115
Under 29.5 -115
What can you say about this man? Ever since KD has been out, Westbrook has been if not the best player in the league. He's a player that can shoot, pass the ball, and drive the ball to the hoop like no other player.
He's simply unstoppable and that's why his prop total is so high. Westbrook has been nearing a triple double every game, but in games against San Antonio and Memphis, he didn't produce as much for obvious reasons. The Thunder host the Kings and as long as there is no blowout, Westbrook goes over 30 points. I think that he'll be hard pressed to reach the prop total due to playing a weak opponent.
NBA Pick on Player Props: Under 29.5 -115
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Total Points For Kawhi Leonard
Over 19.5 -110
Under 19.5 -120
Leonard is emerging as one of the top 5 to 7 players in the league on an aging but effective San Antonio Spurs team. He has the knack for coming on late in the season. All you need to know is that he was the MVP in last season's NBA Championships. His numbers don't say it due to the team that he's on, but he's approaching elite status.
In his last 4 games, Kawhi has had 20 points or more in each game. Tonight, he faces James Harden and this could turn into a one on one battle in which Kawhi showcases his skills. Over all the way.
NBA Pick on Player Props: Over 20 -110 at Bovada