Tuesday’s Best NBA Player Props: Betting Kent Bazemore Points, More
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- Tuesday's four-game slate features two NBA player prop bets offering value.
- This piece will focus on Cavaliers PF/C Larry Nance Jr. and Hawks SG Kent Bazemore.
Tuesday’s best NBA player props focus on two of the slate’s four games:
- Cleveland Cavaliers at Indiana Pacers: 7 p.m. ET
- Washington Wizards at Atlanta Hawks: 7:30 p.m. ET
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Cavaliers PF/C Larry Nance Jr.
The Pick: Over 7.5 rebounds (-200 at Bovada)
This prop might feature the highest juice that I’ve ever recommended, but this line is simply way too low.
Nance has seen a nice spike in playing time after the injury to Tristan Thompson, seeing at least 33 minutes in two of his past three games. He pulled down at least 10 boards in each of those contests, which is not surprising given his average of 10.0 rebounds per 36 minutes this season. Nance was limited to just 25.5 minutes and four rebounds in his last game, but that was a blowout loss in a tough matchup against the 76ers.
As long as the Cavs can keep Tuesday’s game competitive, Nance should have no problem grabbing at least eight rebounds against the Pacers. Don’t let the inflated juice scare you: This is the top bet of the day in our props tool.
I would play it up to -250 and would play over 8.0 rebounds as well.
Hawks SG Kent Bazemore
The Pick: Over 14 points (-143 at BetOnline)
I really like Bazemore’s scoring prospects against the Wizards. This game figures to be one of the fastest of the day — the Hawks rank first in pace while the Wizards rank seventh — and both of teams struggle on the defensive end of the court. The result is an over/under of 238 points (see live odds here), which is the top mark on the slate by more than 10 points.
Bazemore has also seen more consistent playing time with Taurean Prince out of the lineup, seeing at least 31.5 minutes in four of his past five games. He’s scored at least 20 points in three of those contests, which is not surprising given his average of 17.7 points per 36 minutes this season.
I think this game is going to be a shootout, and I like the Hawks’ side. I’d play this line up to -175.