Three NBA Prop Bets That Should Be on Your Radar for Tuesday
Troy Taormina- USA Today Sports
While the spreads and totals get the glory, prop bets can actually be some of the most exploitable wagers on the board. They typically feature lower limits, so the books don’t have to worry about being as precise when setting the line. This can give you a pretty significant edge.
One of the best ways to gain this edge is using the FantasyLabs Player Prop tool. You can leverage our projections against the lines posted in five of the most popular online sportsbooks to find the props that offer the most value on any given slate.
Here are three props that should be on your radar for Tuesday’s NBA slate.
Eric Gordon under 16.5 points (-115)
8 p.m. ET
Gordon has taken a backseat for the Rockets now that they’re back at full strength. This line is set at an interesting number: Gordon has scored 16 or fewer points in eight of his past nine games. He’s also been a bit limited since returning from an injury on February 6, playing 28 minutes or fewer in each of his past three contests. He’s currently projected for just 11.5 points today in our NBA Models, which would put him comfortably under his current prop.
Dejounte Murray under 12.5 points (-115)
10:30 p.m. ET | TNT
The Spurs are going to be pretty shorthanded today, with LaMarcus Aldridge, Kawhi Leonard, and Rudy Gay all out for today’s contest. That makes Murray one of the more appealing DFS targets of the day. But much of Murray’s fantasy value comes from his ability to contribute in a variety of ways. He’s not necessarily an elite scorer, and he’s posted 12 points or fewer in six of his past eight games. The Spurs’ implied team total of 100.5 points is also the third-lowest mark on today’s slate.
Tristan Thompson under eight rebounds (-115)
8 p.m. ET | TNT
Thompson has seen an increase in playing time since the Kevin Love injury, but his current prop of eight rebounds seems aggressive given his recent performance and the Cavs’ matchup. Thompson has pulled down more than eight boards just twice in his past six games, and those performances have come against two of the worst rebounding teams in the league (Hawks and Magic). Things shouldn’t come nearly as easy today against Oklahoma City, which has the third-best rebound percentage in the league this season.