NBA Player Prop Bets, Picks: 3 Top Tuesday Plays, Including Kyrie Irving & Dejounte Murray
Via Stephen Gosling/Getty Images. Pictured: Kyrie Irving
- Munaf Manji uses the Action Labs Player Prop tool to identify three props for Tuesday.
- He sees value on a pair of point guards, Dejounte Murray and Kyrie Iriving, in addition to Kyle Kuzma.
- Check out his picks and analysis below.
We are entering the month of February and possibly the most exciting month in the NBA with the All-Star game on deck and the trade deadline looming. However, there is a full slate of NBA games on the schedule tonight that provides plenty of value for NBA Player Prop Bets. Below are my three best bets for the NBA action tonight!
We’ll be using the Action Labs Player Prop tool to compare our NBA projections to the props posted at a variety of sportsbooks. Below, I have laid out three prop bets that I’m playing, the case for each bet and the best books to find odds on those player props.
NBA Player Props & Picks
Kyle Kuzma, Over 8.5 Rebounds (-115)
|Washington Wizards vs. Milwaukee Bucks||Bucks -11.5|
|Time | TV||7:30 p.m. ET | TNT|
The Washington Wizards will be visiting the defending champion Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday Night. The Wizards will be without their best player, Bradley Beal, for the at least a couple games because of a wrist injury. This season Kuzma has used his height and been a rebounding machine for the Wizards. In fact, Kuzma is averaging 8.8 rebounds this season.
However, in the month of January, Kuzma averaged 11.1 rebounds per game. Further, in a previous matchup this season against the Milwaukee Bucks, Kuzma grabbed 10 rebounds for the Wizards.
Without Beal in the lineup, Kuzma averages 9.2 rebounds per game and sees a bump in minutes as well. According to NBA Advanced Stats, the Milwaukee Bucks rank 21st in opponent rebounding over the last five games. This is a result of the lack of size the Bucks possess with Brook Lopez out despite having Giannis in their lineup. Expect Kuzma to continue dominating the glass tonight.
Dejounte Murray, Over 28.5 Points + Assists (-130)
|Golden State Warriors vs. San Antonio Spurs||Warriors -2.5|
|Time | TV||8:30 p.m. ET | NBA League Pass|
|Best Book||Draft Kings|
Dejounte Murray has significantly improved his game in all aspects this season as he is posting career highs in points, rebounds and assists.. This may be due to a bigger role after the departure of LaMarcus Aldridge and DeMar DeRozan, but he has become the best player on the Spurs by far.
This season Murray is fourth in the league in assists per game with 9.1 per game. In fact, over the last six games, Murray has recorded double-digit assists for the Spurs. Not only has Murray been a machine dishing out assists and getting his teammates involved, but he is also scoring at will.
Murray is averaging 19.4 points per game, but in the month of January, Murray averaged a hair under 23 points per game. In the previous matchup earlier this season against the Warriors, Murray scored 23 points. I expect another big night from Murray tonight against one of the best teams in the Western Conference that is also missing its defensive anchor in Draymond Green.
Kyrie Irving, Over 26.5 Points (-116)
|Brooklyn Nets vs. Phoenix Suns||Suns -6|
|Time | TV||10 p.m. ET | TNT|
Kyrie Irving hasn’t missed a beat since he returned to playing for the Brooklyn Nets on a part-time basis. The Brooklyn Nets head to Arizona to take on the best team in the Western Conference, the Phoenix Suns. The Nets could be without James Harden, but Irving will be the man regardless.
Since he returned, Irving is averaging 24.5 points per game, but in three out of the last four games, Irving has scored 30 or more points for the Nets. Further, Irving shot 52.9% from the field in the month of January and will need the same production without Kevin Durant.
Additionally, Irving has knocked down at least three 3-point shots in four of his last five games. According to NBA Advanced Stats, over the last five games, the Suns Defensive Efficiency has dropped to 15th per 100 possessions despite being one of the best this season.
Lastly, according to Hashtag Basketball, over the last seven days, the Suns are allowing opposing shooting guards to average 29.5 points per game and allow 4.3 3-pointers per game. I love Irving to play well tonight for the Nets coming off long rest.