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NBA Player Prop Bets to Target on Tuesday 1/26/21

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. Here we'll focus on utilizing our projections and a slew of other tools to help make money betting player props.

For this article, we are using the odds provided at FanDuel Sportsbook to pinpoint spots where value can be had tonight.

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

John Wall Over 21.5 Points (-114)

John Wall is taking this game personally. He was quoted as saying, "That's my motivation (beating Washington). Who would not want to beat the team that traded them and felt like I was done?"

Wall has not scored efficiently over the previous four games, failing to top 14 points in each of them. In this game, you can expect him to be more aggressive. Wall is coming off 21 minutes versus Dallas on Saturday but it wouldn't be unrealistic to expect 30-plus minutes in this matchup -- upwards of 35 or more is also possible. When he's played 35 or more minutes, which has happened three times this season, Wall has averaged 26.0 points, 6.0 assists, and 5.3 rebounds per contest.

On the season, the Wizards are allowing the fourth-most points (26.26), the most rebounds (7.99), and fifth-most assists (9.29) to point guards per game, according to FantasyPros. Wall went over his 21.5-point total in three-of-four games to start the season before four straight unders. This seems like an ideal matchup for Wall to get back on track, and his all-around play is something to look at with his point, rebound, and assist total set at 32.5. Wall reached that total in three of his first four before hitting four straight unders. Wall's projected to record 22.0 points, 7.3 assists, and 5.6 rebounds in 33.5 minutes -- hitting the over in both cases.

Donovan Mitchell to lead the Game in Scoring (-120)

The Utah Jazz are on an eight-game winning streak and Donovan Mitchell has led the team in scoring in seven of those eight outings. Mitchell is averaging 24.3 points per game on the season and has scored 23, 28, and 36 in his last three games. The Jazz have played the last three at home, and Mitchell is showing no signs of slowing down after posting his season-high on Thursday.

In the last three games, Mitchell is averaging 29.0 points per game, the 12th-most in the league. Julius Randle ranks 30th with 22.3 points per over the last three. Mitchell has scored 16, 18, 23, and 30 points in his last four meetings against the New York Knicks. In this matchup, numberFire's model predicts Mitchell to score 24.1 points and to lead the game in scoring Randle, who is projected for 20.9.