3 NBA Player Prop Bets to Target on Monday 12/30/19
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 26.5 Points and Over 1.5 Made Threes
Devin Booker has struggled from beyond the arc in his last six games. He's made two triples in 24 tries (8.3%) and had five straight games of multiple made threes prior to this slump.
Tonight's game in Portland, between two teams ranked top-11 in pace factor, should be the perfect spot for Booker to regain his stroke. The Suns rank 10th in pace (104.8), 1st in assists per game (28.1), 6th in points per game (114), and 16th in made threes (12.2) per game.
The Blazers' defense has been lacking, as they rank 17th in threes allowed (12.1) and 22nd in points allowed per game (113.7). Booker averages 24.7 on the season and has now posted back-to-back 30-point games, dropping 32 and 34 on the Warriors and Kings. He's averaging 32.4 points in his last five road games but hasn't hit a three in the last three road games -- making his scoring performances even more impressive.
Bet on Booker to stay hot as the Suns try to earn its first winning streak since November 4th.
John Collins, Over 33.5 Points and Rebounds
John Collins has had a successful three games back from suspension, averaging 23.3 points and 11.3 rebounds for the Atlanta Hawks, and with the latest news of Trae Young missing time, he will be the go-to guy in Atlanta.
Collins had a 27-point, 10-rebound performance in his first game back, and while he only managed 9 points in a loss to the Bucks, he also had a team-high 16 rebounds. In his last game, he scored 34 of the Hawks' 81 points (41.9%) in a loss to the Bulls.
On the road this season, Collins is averaging 27.3 points and 8.8 rebounds in four games, including 30.5 points and 9.0 rebounds in his last two road contests. The Hawks' starters may not play many fourth quarter minutes until Young is back, but Collins will touch the ball nearly every possession, and versus a bigs-orientated Orlando Magic team, he'll have a good test. The Magic are 28th in opponents' defensive rebounding (36.6), and Collins averages 7.6 defensive boards per game alone.