Sunday’s Best NBA Player Props: Betting De’Aaron Fox Assists, More
Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Sacramento Kings point guard De’Aaron Fox (5)
- Sunday's eight-game NBA slate features three player prop bets offering value
- This piece will focus on Clippers G Lou Williams, Kings PG De'Aaron Fox, and Blazers C Enes Kanter
Sunday’s best NBA player props come from three of the slate’s eight games:
- Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State Warriors: 8:30 p.m. ET
- New Orleans Pelicans at Sacramento Kings: 9 p.m. ET
- Denver Nuggets at Portland Trail Blazers: 9 p.m. ET
As a reminder, our FantasyLabs NBA Player Props Tool leverages our projections against odds offered at various sportsbooks and grades each prop on a scale of 1 to 10. All odds as of 4:30 p.m. ET. View live odds here.
Clippers G Lou Williams
The Pick: Under 7.5 assists (-126)
Williams is one of the best sixth men in the business, and is a big part of the reason why the Clippers will be in the playoffs this season.
That said, he typically does the majority of his damage as a scorer. He’s averaged just 5.4 assists per game this season, and he’s handed out seven assists or fewer in 15 of his past 17 games.
These odds don’t make much sense to me, so I’d be willing to play the under up to -150.
Kings PG De’Aaron Fox
The Pick: Over 6.5 assists (-126)
Fox left has last game after just eight minutes due to an ankle injury, but he’s expected to be back in the lineup today. He’s in a fantastic spot vs. the Pelicans, who have been one of the best possible matchups this season.
They’ve played at the second fastest pace this season and rank just 24th in defensive efficiency, and the Kings’ implied team total of 122.25 represents a massive increase when compared to their season average (113.8). Fox has averaged 7.2 assists per game this season, and he’s handed out at least 11 assists in his past two matchups vs. the Pelicans.
Fox has one of the best matchups on the board today, and I’d be willing to play the over on the current number up to -140.
Blazers C Enes Kanter
The Pick: Over 9.5 rebounds (-118)
Kanter is one of the best rebounders in the league. He currently ranks sixth in total rebound rate, and he’s averaging 14.4 rebounds per 36 minutes this season. He’s also seen a huge spike in playing time following the injury to Jusuf Nurkic and is coming off 38.1 minutes vs. the Nuggets in his last contest.
He’ll face the same squad today, but they’ll be playing without both Nikola Jokic and Paul Millsap in their frontcourt. They’ve been one of the best rebounding teams in the league this season, but their rebound rate has fallen to just 49.3% with Millsap and Jokic off the court. That would rank merely tied for 22nd.
Kanter grabbed just seven rebounds vs. the Nuggets on Friday, but he’ll be facing a far different team on today’s slate. This is a great time to buy low on Kanter, and I like the over up to -130.