Player Props to Add Value to NBA Picks 12/23

Joe Catalano

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 7:16 PM GMT

Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014 7:16 PM GMT

Being that there are no NBA games tomorrow as tomorrow is Christmas Eve, we want to go into the holiday on a positive note and what better way to do so than nailing some appealing NBA Betting Props?

Total Points For Pau Gasol
Over 16 -115
Under 16 -125
My first thought right off the bat is that the total is very low for Gasol, who is having a huge season. For the season, Gasol is averaging 18 points per game, but has slowed down in his last 2 games, averaging just 10 points per game. When you have players on your team like Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose, it is often difficult to find the basketball and Gasol is also a premiere rebounder. I'm taking the 'under' for my NBA pick here.

Free NBA Player Props Pick: Under 16 -125

 

Total Rebounds For Pau Gasol
Over 10.5 +110
Under 10.5 -150
Chicago is a talented team on the inside with players such as Joakim Noah and Taj Gibson, but Gasol is the biggest and most productive of the bunch. When Gasol doesn't score a ton of points in a game, he focuses more on his rebounding and the NBA odds are very appealing for a guy who averages over 10.5 rebounds per contest. The over is the only bet to take.

Free NBA Player Props Pick: Over 10.5 +110

 

Total Points For Anthony Davis
Over 25.5 -115
Under 25.5 -115
In his last game, Davis had a 38 point performance against the Oklahoma City Thunder. In 3 out of his last 4 games, Davis has scored 30 points or more. This is, in my opinion, the MVP of the league with the greatest upside. The Unibrow will soar over the 25.5 point mark.

Free NBA Player Props Pick: Over 25.5 -115

 

Total Points For Lebron James 
Over 27.5 -110
Under 27.5 -120
This total is way too high for tonight's match between Cavs vs. Timberwolves. In his last 3 games, LBJ hasn't come close to scoring 28 points in any game and he's on a very unpredictable team in which he feels obligated to get Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving both involved.

James is always looking at the stat sheet at the scorers table for a reason. If he wanted to score 40 points per night he could, but that wouldn't be a recipe for winning. Let's go with the under here. James could break out for a big game, but I would expect him to make more of a statement on a day like Christmas; as foolish as that seems.

Free NBA Player Props Pick: Under 27.5 -120

 

Total Assists For Chris Paul
Over 9.5 -150
Under 9.5 +120
In his last 7 games, CP3 has had under 9.5 assists on 6 occasions. Granted, he had 9 assists in 3 of those games, but they would still qualify as an under. I think that this prop is more about the opponent as the Hawks have been playing way above their heads. Look for Paul to look to shoot more and pass less against such a hot team. The odds are super-appealing. Take the under for this prop.

Free NBA Player Props Pick: Under 9.5 +120

 

Total Points For Al Jefferson
Over 19.5 -115
Under 19.5 -115
AJ has really picked up his game as of late on a weak Hornets squad. He's not as dominant as he was last season, players such as Kemba Walker have been picking up the slack. Jefferson has scored 20 or more points in 3 out of his last 4 games and matches up  very well against a very weak Milwaukee squad on the road. I have a feeling that Big Al goes big in this game. The total isn't high and is very obtainable. Take the over.

Free NBA Player Props Pick: Over 19.5 -115

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