Thursday’s Best NBA Player Props: Betting Pascal Siakam Rebounds, More
Photo Credit: Geoff Burke-USA Today Sports, Pictured: Pascal Siakam
- Thursday's six-game NBA slate features two player prop bets offering value as the dust settles from the trade deadline.
- This piece will focus on Raptors F Pascal Siakam and Thunder G Dennis Schroder.
Thursday’s trade deadline came and with some interesting moves. Now it’s time to focus on the best NBA player props in the slate’s six games:
- Toronto Raptors at Atlanta Hawks: 7:30 p.m. ET
- Memphis Grizzlies at Oklahoma City Thunder: 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.
All odds as of 5:00 p.m. ET on Thursday. As always, shop for the best number.
Thunder G Dennis Schroder
The Pick: Under 14.5 points (-105)
Schroder has been a nice addition for the Thunder this season, but he’s in a brutal spot today vs. the Memphis Grizzlies. They’ve played at the slowest pace in the league and rank sixth in defensive efficiency, which is a bad formula for scoring.
The Grizzlies have also allowed fewer points per 100 possessions with Gasol off the court this season, so removing him from the lineup could actually have a positive impact on their defense.
This line feels a touch too high given the matchup. I like the under up to -120.
Raptors PF Pascal Siakam
The Pick: Over seven rebounds (+110)
The Raptors made a big move at the trade deadline, grabbing Marc Gasol from the Memphis Grizzlies for Jonas Valanciunas, CJ Miles, and Delon Wright. That said, Gasol will not be available for tonight’s contest vs. the Raptors, which leaves them pretty shorthanded in the frontcourt.
Siakam should be one of the biggest beneficiaries. He’s projected for 35 minutes in the FantasyLabs NBA Models, and Siakam has averaged 7.9 rebounds per 36 minutes.
The Hawks are also a great matchup for rebounding purposes: They play at the fastest pace in the league, which should result in more rebounding opportunities than usual.
I love getting this prop at better than even money but would be willing to play it up to -130.