There are six games on the card tonight in the NBA and while we’ve got lots of content up on picks for the games, in this article, we’re going to cover some player props. Here is our four favorites.
Derrick Rose Points + Assists Made By Derrick Rose
Over 25.5 +135
Under 25.5 -175
Derrick Rose and the Bulls are going up against a pretty good defensive team on Monday night when they visit the Pacers in Indiana but I still like the over for this player prop. Rose – and the Bulls – have been playing very well of late. The team has won six straight and nine of 10. Rose has scored at least 19 points in each of his last four games, so if he keeps that up tonight, then we’ll need seven assists for him to get over the NBA odds set total.
He should be in that neighborhood of 25 as he’s averaged 19.7 points per game and 5.0 assists per game this month. But as mentioned, he’s come on strong of late, averaging 23.3 points per game over his last four, so if he approaches that again, we should get the 'over.'
Free NBA Player Prop Pick: Over 25.5
Total Points + Rebounds For Al Jefferson
Over 29 +110
Under 29 -140
On the season, Jefferson is averaging 18.4 points per game and 8.2 rebounds per game, so 'under' should be the logical play. December hasn’t been a great month for him as his scoring is actually down to 16.1 even though his rebounds are up to 9.2 this month. The last time he faced Milwaukee, he finished with 12 points and nine rebounds and the first time he faced them, in the season opened, he finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds. All signs point to an 'under' for Al Jefferson when Bucks face Hornets.
Free NBA Player Props Pick: Under 29 -140
Total Points + Rebounds Scored By DeMarcus Cousins
Over 36.5 -115
Under 36.5 -115
Cousins hasn’t been in the lineup much this season but when he’s been able to start, he’s been an absolute monster. Case and point: he finished with 39 and 11 in his latest outing while throwing in four assists and a couple of blocks.
On the year, Cousins averages right around the total that we see tonight as he scored 24.7 points per game and collects 12.3 rebounds, but he’s done better of late. In the four games he’s played this month, he’s averaged 29.3 points per game and 11 rebounds. The fact that he scores 2.3 more points per game at home than on the road should help us out too as the Kings are the host tonight to the Brooklyn Nets.
When it comes to rebounding, Brooklyn is 23rd in opponents’ rebounds when they’re on the road. That should help us out too as Cousins should have plenty to mop up. Take the 'over' for your NBA pick here.
Free NBA Player Prop Pick: Over 36.5
Wall vs. Harden: Most Points + Assists
Wall +3.5 +105
Harden -3.5 -135
I like James Harden in this prop mostly based on recent performance. Harden has been a monster in December, averaging 30.0 points per game and 7.5 assists. John Wall is still a solid player but his numbers this month don’t match up. He’s average 17.4 points per game and 11.7 assists. On top of that, Wall scores a half-point less on the road and averages 1.5 assists less on the road (compared to at home), so I’ll go with Harden here, when Wizards face Rockets.
Free NBA Player Prop Pick: Harden -3.5