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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Markelle Fultz Among Best NBA Player Prop Picks

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Via Juan Ocampo/Getty Images. Pictured: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander #2 of the Oklahoma City Thunder moves the ball during the game against the LA Clippers on March 23, 2023 at Crypto.Com Arena in Los Angeles, California.

  • Munaf Manji has two player props ready for Thursday night's NBA betting slate.
  • He's eying overs for Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Markelle Fultz in their matchups.
  • Find his picks and analysis below.

The last Thursday regular season games begin tonight in the NBA, with a few playoff seedings still left to be decided. There’s, a big game tonight between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Utah Jazz to determine which team gets a play-in tournament spot in the Western Conference. Read on for player props featuring that game and Cavaliers vs. Magic below.

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Markelle Fultz, Over 15.5 Points (-110)

SpreadMagic -8.5
Time | TV7:10 p.m. ET | NBA League Pass
Best LineDraftKings

If there has been one player who has revived his career and is playing great basketball right now, it is Magic guard Markelle Fultz. On the season, Fultz is averaging a career-high 14.2 points per game and 51.5% field goal percentage. Over the last five games, Fultz is playing even better as he is averaging 16 points per game and shooting 59.7% from the field.

The Magic will face the Cavaliers on consecutive nights, and I am expecting Fultz to pick up right where he left off last night. In the game on Wednesday night, Fultz scored 23 points on 11-of-17 shooting for the Magic. Additionally, Fultz has scored 23+ points in two of the last three games.

Fultz has had a heavy workload recently as he is averaging 30.1 minutes per game over his last five games. I expect another big performance tonight from Fultz, so take the over on his points prop at 15.5 points.

Shai-Gilgeous Alexander, Over 33.5 Points (-111)

SpreadThunder -6.5
Time | TV9:10 p.m. ET | NBA League Pass
Best LineFanDuel

The Utah Jazz and the Oklahoma City Thunder will square off tonight in a pivotal matchup with Western Conference standings implications. I’m expecting All-Star point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander to rise to the occasion.

SGA has been a thorn in the side of the Utah Jazz in two matchups against them as he has scored 38 and 39 points respectively. Additionally, over his last five games, Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 33.6 points on 51% shooting from the field.

On the season, the Utah Jazz are allowing the sixth-most points to the point guard position. In a big game tonight with playoff implications, I am expecting the Thunder All-Star to have a big night scoring the ball and am taking his point total over 33.5.

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