3 NBA Player Prop Bets to Target on Friday 12/27/19
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.
Devin Booker, Over 23.5 Points
In his three games back after missing some time, Devin Booker has averaged 16 points, dropping his per game average to 24. The Phoenix Suns as a team have lost seven straight and head to Oakland for a matchup with the Warriors after a two-point loss to the Nuggets at home. Booker had 11 points on 3-for-12 (25%) shooting and was just 1-for-6 (16.7%) from deep versus the Nuggets.
But if the pace of both the Warriors and Suns is any indication, this game will high-scoring, and Booker could finally find a rhythm. The Suns are tied for 9th in pace (105.1), and the Warriors are 15th (102.7). Both teams are bottom 10 in points allowed, too.
In his first game against the Warriors this season, Booker scored 31 points, 5 assists and 4 rebounds in a win at Golden State.
Devonte' Graham, Over 18.5 Points
Devonte' Graham hasn't played since Sunday, and when he has two days of rest or more, he's averaging 21.5 points per game in 31.6 minutes. The Hornets have only had five games with two days of rest or more out of 33. Graham had 23 and 22 points in his previous two, including 11 made threes in 26 tries (42.3%).
The Hornets are one of the slowest-paced teams in the league, ranking 28th (99.9), while their opponent, the Thunder, aren't much better at 25th (101.0). If this game is going to play to Charlotte's tempo at home, expect Graham to contribute his dosage of buckets. He's averaging 21.7 at home in 16 games, and the Thunder are fresh off a loss last night at home to Memphis.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Under 32.5 Points
Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks had a rough Christmas, suffering their fifth loss of the season. Giannis had his second straight 18-point game and is struggling to find the bottom of the net. He's shot 16-of-44 (36.3%) from the field in his past two games and 1-for-10 (10%) from deep. The Bucks continue their road trip to Atlanta after the Hawks reloaded with John Collins returning to the lineup.
Giannis has played the Hawks twice this season, scoring 33 and 30 points in two wins. The difference from then and now is Collins played in neither game and is available tonight. Our model projects Giannis at 29.4 points on 10.6 field goals, which would be his highest totals in four games.