3 NBA Player Prop Bets to Target on Friday 12/20/19
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.
Kristaps Porzingis, Over 20.5 Points
In his last game, Kristaps Porzingis posted his fourth straight 20-point game and third straight double-double with 23 points and 13 rebounds in a loss to the Celtics. The Dallas Mavericks are in Philadelphia for another tough matchup with an Eastern Conference elite. Without Luka Doncic, Porzingis is the man and main offensive option for the Mavs.
Porzingis has led the Mavs in scoring the past two games and is averaging 22.7 points, 11.7 rebounds and 41.5 percent shooting from the field over his past four games. He's hit nine total three-pointers in his past three and averaging 19.2 shot attempts per game over the last four.
Tonight will be a tough test versus one of the best home teams in the NBA (14-1), but if KP attempts 20 shots, he's bound to score at least 20 points without Doncic. The Mavericks are fourth in points per game (117.6) and have hit 118 or more in two of the three playing without Doncic. The over is a good bet here.
Tobias Harris, Over 19.5 Points
Tobias Harris has quietly been playing great basketball for the Philadelphia 76ers as he's scored 20 or more points in eight of his last 10 games. The 76ers are back at home, where they're an NBA-best 14-1. In December, Harris is averaging 23.4 points, 6.2 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 48 percent shooting from the field in nine games. The 76ers are 6-3 in those nine games, and he's scored 20 or more against five of his last Western Conference opponents this season.
At home, Harris is averaging 19.2 points per game and has topped 20 points in six of his last seven. Philly is 18th in points per game at home (110.7), a number they've hit in three of their last five.
Kyle Lowry, Over 22.5 Points
Kyle Lowry will be without Pascal Siakam, Marc Gasol, and Norman Powell tonight versus the Washington Wizards. The Raptors are 11-3 in Toronto, and they will have their hands full with a Wizards team that averages 117.7 points per game (third-most).
The Wizards allow the most points per game in the league (121.8), and if Washington is hitting the three, expect Lowry to exceed his season-high of 18 shot attempts. He attempted 17 shots and recorded a triple-double in the team's recent win over the Pistons, posting 20 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists in 39 minutes. The Wizards are third in pace (106.4), and Toronto is 12th (103.5) making this a potentially high-scoring game and one in which Lowry should shoulder the load for Toronto.