Wednesday’s Best NBA Player Props: Betting Bradley Beal Points, More
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- Wednesday's nine-game slate features four NBA player props offering value.
- This piece will focus on Wizards G Bradley Beal, Pelicans PF/C Julius Randle, Magic PF Aaron Gordon and Grizzlies F Kyle Anderson.
Wednesday’s best NBA player props focus on four of the slate’s nine games:
- Atlanta Hawks at Washington Wizards: 7 p.m. ET
- New Orleans Pelicans at Brooklyn Nets: 7:30 p.m. ET
- Orlando Magic at Chicago Bulls: 8 p.m. ET
- Detroit Pistons at Memphis Grizzlies: 8 p.m. ET
As a reminder, you can dig deeper on these and many other prop bets by using our FantasyLabs NBA Player Props Tool. It leverages our projections against five of the most popular online sportsbooks and grades each prop on a scale of one to 10.
Wizards G Bradley Beal
The Pick: Over 27.5 points (-115)
Beal is in a potential smash spot against the Hawks. The Wizards will be without John Wall for the rest of the season, and Beal has averaged 31.8 points per game in five games with Wall out of the lineup.
The Hawks are also an elite matchup for scoring: They rank first in pace and 25th in defensive efficiency this season, and the Wizards’ implied team total of 118.25 points is the highest on the slate.
Beal’s stock is clearly pointing up with Wall out of the lineup. I like the over up to -140.
Pelicans PF/C Julius Randle
The Pick: Over 10.5 rebounds (-115)
I like both Randle and Anthony Davis to do damage on the glass against the Nets, but Randle’s line offers more value as of writing.
The Nets have been destroyed by opposing big men all season, and they’ve already allowed 39 opponents to grab at least 11 boards. Considering they’ve only played 38 games, that’s not very good. Randle has also seen a big boost in playing time with Nikola Mirotic’s injury, logging at least 37.4 minutes in each of his past four games.
I’m buying Randle in DFS and the prop market. I’d play the over in his rebound prop up to -150.
Magic PF Aaron Gordon
The Pick: Over 7.5 rebounds (-125)
Gordon has averaged only 7.6 rebounds this season, so this line feels about right on the surface. That said, Gordon has recorded at least eight rebounds in six of his past seven games, so his rebound numbers are trending in the right direction.
Gordon is in an excellent rebounding spot against the Bulls, who rank just 27th in team rebound rate this season. The Magic will also be without Jonathon Simmons, so Gordon could see a few additional minutes as well.
This line seems low given Gordon’s proficiency on the glass recently. I’d play the over up to -150.
Grizzlies F Kyle Anderson
The Pick: Over 8.5 points (-115)
Anderson is far from an elite scorer — he’s averaging only 7.8 points per game — but he’s shown improvement as the season has progressed. He’s had at least 10 points in six of his past seven games and has increased his scoring production in each month: 4.0 points per game in October, 7.2 points per game in November and 10.1 points per game in December.
That’s not all that surprising considering this is his first season in Memphis.
He’s been even better over his past three games, averaging 15 points in more than 37 minutes per game.
The prop market has yet to adjust to Anderson’s increased offensive role, so I’m looking to take advantage. I like this line up to -160.