Player Props to Maximize Tuesday's Short NBA Betting Slate

Joe Catalano

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 9:14 PM GMT

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 9:14 PM GMT

By betting on NBA Player Props, it doesn't matter when the schedule is short like tonight. They are all that we need as the profit is there for the taking. Fasten your seatbelts; time for the picks.

How Many Points Will Kevin Durant Score?
Over 27.5 -135
Under 27.5 +105
KD has been filling up the stat sheets with a near triple-double in his last game against Orlando, but he's been quite inconsistent where points are concerned in his last 10 games. People expect Durant to be competing for MVP of the league, but ever since he was injured at the start of the season, he hasn't been the elite player that we know him to be. 27.5 point would be money in the bank for last season's KD, but for this season, the under is the way to go against the Heat.

Free NBA Player Props Pick: Under -27.5 +105

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How Many Points Will Russell Westbrook Score?
Over 23.5 -125
Under 23.5 -105
This is a very tough prop as Westbrook has been a beast since returning to the lineup, averaging over 25 points, but lately, his scoring outputs have been very low.

He's scored 17 points or less in each of his last 3 games, Westbrook has also scored under 23 points in 7 out of his last 8 games. This prop appears to be an easy under and although I have Kevin Durant under also, I'm sticking with Westbrook not reaching the 23.5 point plateau.

Free NBA Player Props Pick:  Under 23.5 -105

 

Total Points For Serge Ibaka
Over 13.5 -105
Under 13.5 -125
Ibaka is a bit of a wildcard. He's a defensive specialist, but his offense has greatly improved over the past few years. This is a guy that can sink the 3-ball and can't be underestimated. The offense has to come from somewhere and even though I think that KD and Westbrook will get their points, I like their props to go under. With that said, Ibaka has been more involved in the offense lately. He's averaged 21.5 points in his last 2 games and I look for him to have an easy time with Chris Bosh, who is somewhat soft defensively.

Free NBA Player Props Pick:  Over 13.5 -105

 

Total Rebounds For Tim Duncan
Over 9.5 -145
Under 9.5 +115
The odds makers are telling us or....tempting us to take the over with NBA odds like that on a prop bet like this. Tim Duncan is still a very productive player and this prop is all about the minutes that he gets and the opponent.

The opponent is no threat, but Gregg Popovich limited his playing time is a major concern. In Duncan's last 3 out of 4 games, he's had double-figure rebounds. I feel like I'm fading a lot of the favorites where props are concerned and I'm going to have to do it here again.Duncan is coming off of an 11 points, 6 rebound performance against Utah in just 24 minutes. I feel like Duncan is the puppet and Popovich is the puppeteer and I'm not liking it where this bet is concerned. Take the under and at +115.

Free NBA Player Props Pick:  Under 9.5 +115

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Total Points +Rebounds For Kenneth Faried
Over 21.5 -135
Under 21.5 +105
Again, I'm fading the favorite. About a month back, Faried was playing the best basketball of his career and in his last 3 games, he's been somewhat quiet offensively, averaging 8 points and 8.3 rebounds per game.

The predictability of the opponent scares me due to their coach's unorthodox moves and this could give Faried more freedom, but simply off of the way that he's been playing lately, 21.5 is too high. The under is the NBA picks for this Tuesday where Kenneth Faried is concerned.

Free NBA Player Props Pick:  Under 21.5 +105

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