Three NBA Prop Bets for Thursday: Embiid Over/Under 10.5 Rebounds?
Bill Streicher- USA Today Sports. Pictured: Joel Embiid
Most of the attention will be on the college games today, but don’t forget about the NBA. They’re rolling out a nine-game slate tonight, which means there are plenty of opportunities to hunt for value with the FantasyLabs Player Props tool. There are currently seven props listed with a Bet Quality of 10 and an additional 29 props with a Bet Quality of at least eight.
Here are three props that stand out for games starting at 7:30, 8, and 9 p.m. ET.
Kris Dunn under 13.5 points (-114 at BetOnline)
8:00 p.m. ET
Dunn has been a nice addition for the Bulls this season, but he’s taken a back seat offensively to Zach LaVine since he returned from injury. He’s posted a usage rate of just 22.2 percent through six games in March, and today’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies should be one of the slowest of the day. The Grizzlies rank dead last in pace this season, and this game features the lowest over/under of the day at 211.5.
Read more on these players and their fantasy outlook today in FantasyLabs’ NBA DFS Breakdown.
Ricky Rubio over 13 points (-115 at Bovada)
9:00 p.m. ET
Rubio is far from an elite scorer, but he has one of the best matchups of the day against the Phoenix Suns. The Jazz are implied for 113.25 points, which represents an increase of more than 10 points compared to their season-average (102.9). He had scored at least 15 points in three straight games prior to seeing reduced minutes in a blowout on Tuesday. As long as the Suns can keep this game competitive – which is a huge if – Rubio should have plenty of chances to score points in this game.
Joel Embiid under 10.5 rebounds (-130 at Bovada)
7:30 p.m. ET
The Knicks have been an absolute disaster of late defensively, but they do rank as the eighth-best rebounding team this season. Part of that stems from Enes Kanter, who has the third-best individual rebound rate in the league. Embiid isn’t exactly a rebound monster: He’s been under 10.5 boards in four of his past five games. Further, this game could turn into a blowout, with the 76ers currently favored by 9.5 points.
Pictured Above: Joel Embiid; Photo Credit: Bill Streicher– USA Today Sports