Sunday’s Best NBA Player Props: Betting Kenneth Faried Points, More

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Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Houston Rockets Kenneth Faried (35).

  • Sunday's six-game NBA slate features two player prop bets offering value
  • This piece will focus on Rockets center Kenneth Faried and Heat forward Justise Winslow

Sunday’s best NBA player props focus on two of the slate’s six games:

  • Orlando Magic at Houston Rockets: 7 p.m. ET
  • Miami Heat at New York Knicks: 7:30 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.

Rockets PF/C Kenneth Faried

The Pick: Over 12.5 points (-120)

The big news for the Rockets is that Chris Paul is expected to return to the lineup today, but that should have little effect on Faried. This will only be his fourth game as a member of the team, but Faried seems locked into a large role for as long as Clint Capela is out of the lineup. Faried logged over 37 minutes in his most recent contest and responded with 21 points.

Faried has averaged 18.6 points per 36 minutes as a member of the Rockets, so this line seems low given his role at the moment. I like the over up to -160.

Heat G/F Justise Winslow

The Pick: Over 5.5 rebounds (-110)

Winslow is pretty good rebounder for a guard, averaging 6.6 rebounds per 36 minutes this season. He’s in a good spot today vs. the Knicks, who rank just 25th in team rebound rate. They’ve also benched Enes Kanter in each of the past two games, and their rebound rate has been 4.0% lower with Kanter off the court this season.

The over has a Bet Quality of 10 in the Player Prop tool, and I’d play it up to -135.