3 NBA Player Prop Bets to Target on Thursday 11/14/19

Lauri Markkanen has been in a slump lately as he battles through an injury. How many combined points and boards will he get tonight?

Player props can be useful in a variety of ways, from taking advantage of them straight up (to the tune of cold hard cash), to measuring a player's potential to produce in daily fantasy basketball.

While you can use those odds in fantasy, you can also utilize our fantasy projections and a variety of other tools to help make money on betting everyday player props.

For the purposes of this article, we are using the odds provided at FanDuel Sportsbook to pinpoint three spots where value can be had on a player's stat line, scoring, or even shot type.

Please note that betting lines and our game projections may change throughout the day after this article is published.

Lauri Markkanen, Under 23.5 Points + Rebounds

Lauri Markkanen's under 23.5 points plus rebounds has hit in 10-straight games after his massive 35-point and 17-rebound performance. Markkanen combined for 21 last game against the Knicks and topped 20 or more in only two of the last six games.

He's reportedly playing through a sore oblique, and it's hindered his output for more than half this season. The Bulls host the Milwaukee Bucks, and Giannis Antetokounmpo is the second leading rebounder (14.3) in the league.

Our model projects Markkanen at 13.0 points and 7.1 rebounds tonight. Once again, I am riding with Markkanen to hit the under here.

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Over 45.5 Points + Rebounds

Antetokounmpo is second in the league in rebounding (14.3) and third in scoring (29.7) through 10 games. Giannis has fared well against the Bulls in the past. He averaged 29.3 points and 13.7 rebounds in three games versus Chicago last year and 28.0 points and 10.7 rebounds in three games in 2017-18.

This season the Bucks are the best rebounding team in the NBA (51.7) and the Bulls are 26th (42.7). Milwaukee scores the most points (119.9) while Chicago is 22nd (106.7). The Bucks are tied for second in true shooting percentage (58.2%), compared to the 27th-ranked Bulls (53.2%).

Giannis has hit 43 or more points plus rebounds in each of his last six games, including going for more than 45.5 in four of the last five. Our model projects Giannis as the NBA's leading scorer and rebounder tonight, with 29.8 points and 13.5 rebounds, hitting the under ever so slightly. But I'm siding with his track record against Chicago and how bad the Bulls are rebounding and on defense.

Trae Young, Over 27.5 Points

Trae Young has been on a tear the last three games for the Atlanta Hawks, averaging 35.6 points and 11.0 assists. Tonight the Hawks are in Phoenix against a hot and high-scoring Suns team. Young and Devin Booker both should be in for an exciting night.

Young has three straight games of at least 30 points and has topped 25 points in all but two games -- one he got injured and the other was his worst performance of the season in a loss to Chicago. Since that loss to the Bulls, he's made at least three triples in each game game and is attempting 24.3 shot attempts and 12 three-pointers per night.

It's not a bad idea to ride Young while he's this hot, and this game should make for a high-scoring environment.