Top Player Props for Tuesday's NBA Picks

Joe Catalano

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 9:35 PM GMT

In honor of Lebron James' 30th birthday, I intend to put you on the winning end of some NBA player props today. Football is put on hold as it's NBA time. Here are your NBA picks.

Total Rebounds +Assists For Lebron James - Over/Under (-115)
You just know that Lebron James won't fail on his 30th birthday as he faces a tough Hawks squad on the road. This is a matter of, will he look to score a ton of points or will he purposely prove that he makes other players better by passing the ball and being active on the glass? James is coming off of a near triple-double against Detroit in which he scored only 17 points. Tonight, I think that he shows his unselfish side where scoring is concerned. Take the over.

NBA Pick: Over 13 (-115)

 

How Many Points Will Lebron James Score? Over 26.5 (-125)/Under 2.5 (-105)
I just provided you my thoughts on James' approach to tonights game. Look for him to play strong, but score less than 26.5 points as he defers to Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love.

NBA Pick:  Under 26.5 (-105)

 

How Many Points Will Paul Millsap Score? Over/Under 17 (-115)
We stay with the same game and the Hawks have actually been a better team than Cleveland thus far this season and they get the Cavs at home. I don't expect Millsap to feel a ton of pressure down low without Anderson Varajeo defending as he's out. Tristan Thompson looks for his rebounds, but he's not even close to being in the class of Paul Millsap as a player.Millsap has scored 17 points or more in his last 3 games. Let's take the over as our free NBA pick.

NBA Pick: Over 17 (-115)

 

How Many Points Will Manu Ginobili Score? Over/Under 13 (-115)
With head coach Gregg Popovich, anything is possible as the Spurs get a very tough matchup on the road against one of the best defensive teams in the league in the Memphis Grizzlies. Ginobili has been consistently around the 13 point mark in limited time. He's also coming off of a 17 point performance against Houston. Memphis is tough  defensively and I look for Manu to disappear tonight. Take the under.

NBA Pick:  Under 13 (-115)

 

How Many Points Will Anthony Davis Get Tonight? Over/Under 25.5 -115
The Unibrow gets a very favorable matchup against the Phoenix Suns tonight in what should be a high scoring affair. There is nobody included Alex Len or Markieff Morris that can stop Brow on the defensive end. Davis is coming off of a 29 point, 11 rebound performance at Chicago. If he can do that, he can surely score 26 points against the run and gun Suns. Over is the play.

NBA Pick:  Over 25.5 (-115)

 

How Many Points Will Dirk Nowitzki Score Tonight? Over 18.5 (-135/ Under 18.5 (+105)
The odds makers are really trying to push the bettor into taking the over in this spot as Nowtizki is a prolific scorer, but he's not the same player that he once was.

DIrk is coming off of a nice 30 point effort at home against OKC. Previous to this, he went under the total in 5 out of 6 games. The Washington Wizards are loaded with young talent that will tire out the 36 year old Nowitzki. I'm not taking the bait left by the odds makers. I'm going under the total tonight with very desirable NBA odds.

NBA Pick: Under 18.5 (+105)