Raybon’s Favorite NBA Props for Friday: Will Jamal Murray Grab 4 Rebounds?
Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray (27)
- Chris Raybon breaks down his favorite NBA player props for Friday night.
- Props include rebounding totals for Pacers SF Bojan Bogdanovic and Nuggets PG Jamal Murray.
The two NBA player props highlighted below are from the following two games:
- Indiana Pacers at Boston Celtics: 7 p.m. ET
- Denver Nuggets at Oklahoma City Thunder: 8 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 p.m. ET. View live odds here.
Pacers SF Bojan Bogdanovic
THE PICK: Over 3.5 Rebounds (-154)
After averaging 3.7 rebounds per game through his first 22 games, Bogdanovic has stepped it up to 4.3 per game since Dec. 1 and 4.5 per game since the All-Star break.
Indiana’s post-Victor Oladipo leading scorer has been extremely consistent on the glass, securing at least four rebounds in 15 of his past 18 games. Bogdanovic came down with at least five in half of those games, so this prop should have value up to over 4.5 at standard juice.
At over 3.5 (-154), our props tool rates this a perfect 10 in Bet Quality, and rebounding props rated as such have gone 217-126-12 (63.3%) since the start of the season.
Nuggets PG Jamal Murray
THE PICK: Over 3.5 Rebounds (-112)
Murray is averaging 4.2 rebounds in 32.1 minutes per game overall on the season, but tends to put in a little extra effort to crash the boards on the road, where his team is only 19-18. The third-year guard of out of Kentucky is averaging a full rebound more per game outside of the Mile High City this season (4.7 vs. 3.7). He’s also grabbed at least five boards in all three prior meetings against OKC, posting rebounding totals of eight, nine and five,
That effort hasn’t waned on the second nights of back-to-back sets, as Murray has pulled down an average of 4.5 boards in eight games this season on zero days rest.
Murray has suited up for 68 games this season, and he finished with at least four rebounds in 40 of them (58.8%), so this prop should have value up to -143.
Our NBA Player Models project Murray for 4.7 rebounds, which gives this prop a perfect 10 rating in Bet Quality as well.
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