3 NBA Player Prop Bets to Target on Friday 1/3/20
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.
Brandon Ingram, Over 24.5 Points and Under 2.5 Made Threes
Brandon Ingram has scored 24 or more points in five of his last six games, and tonight he faces his former Los Angeles Lakers team for the second time since being traded to the New Orleans Pelicans in a historic package for Anthony Davis. Davis averaged 27.3 points last season for the Pelicans, and Ingram is now averaging 25.3 this season as the main player asset in that deal. In Ingram's first outing versus L.A., he posted 23 points and 10 rebounds on 4-for-21 (19%) shooting, including 2-for-11 (18.2%) from three.
Ingram has hit multiple three-pointers in his last four games, including seven on Christmas Day against the Nuggets in Denver, and he'll attempt to continue that trend versus the Lakers. L.A. allows the 12th-most three-point attempts per game at 33, while the Pelicans are third with 38.3 percent of their points coming off three-pointers.
Ingram has attempted 5.4 three-pointers in his last five and 5.8 in his last five road games. I like Ingram's over in points once again against a quality Western Conference opponent, but the Lakers play quality defense around the perimeter, ranking seventh in made threes allowed per game (11.2) and tied for fifth in defensive net rating (104.8). If Ingram shoots five or six threes, I don't see him making three to hit the over.
Devin Booker, Over 25.5 Points
Devin Booker has been torching opponents, dropping 30 points in four straight games. I'm riding with the Kentucky product once again because a matchup at home against the ailing Knicks is another favorable night.
His most recent performance was a 32-point game against the Lakers that featured him going 9-for-10 from the free throw line, which is becoming a theme. Booker has been primarily getting points from jumpers or free throws in his last eight games, as he's only made 3 triples in his last 27 attempts (11.1%). Meanwhile, he's gone 39-for-43 (90.6%) from the charity stripe in his last five games.
The under on his made threes (1.5) is appealing, but his point total seems like a sure bet considering how awful the Knicks' defense can be. The Knicks rank 17th in points allowed (110.9), 21st in defensive net rating (111.3), and 28th in opponent three-point percentage (38%). Booker played the Knicks twice last season and scored 38 and 41 points in double-digit victories.
With the way Booker has been playing recently, going for 40 points tonight isn't out of the question, and boy wouldn't that be fun to see.