Best NBA Player Props 10/25
The NBA season is officially back in full swing. After two great games on opening night, we are treated with a full 12 game slate. Last night was a little rough on the props side, going 1-2. However, we lost by half a point on the Jamal Murray over and Austin Reaves refusing to shoot threes. That was yesterday and today is a new day to win some bets. Here are some props for tonight’s huge slate of games.
Jordan Poole Over 25.5 Points (-104)
One of the bigger trades in the off-season was when the Golden St. Warriors moved on from their young guard, Jordan Poole, to the Washington Wizards for Chris Paul. No one saw this coming for a multitude of reasons, but it all made sense in the grand scheme of things.
Poole had a tumultuous season last year before it even started. We all saw the Draymond Green punch. However, we also saw how much impact that punch truly had. Poole took a big step backwards and didn’t feel comfortable all season long with the Warriors. He is now in a new situation, granted a team with no real expectations, but he can play freely. Poole at the end of the day is a bucket-getter.
The line is set currently at 25.5 points, but the line was originally at 24.5, which means line movement is on our side. Furthermore, he is playing against an Indiana Pacers team that was ranked 29th in points per game allowed and finished top five in pace. This game will be an up and down affair. That is the type of game Poole thrives in. Expect a high scoring contest with Poole being the focal point of the Wizards offense.
Jrue Holiday Under 15.5 Points (-113)
Jrue Holiday did not expect to be moved in the off-season, but anything can happen in the NBA. Jrue got traded from the Milwaukee Bucks to the Portland Trail Blazers, who flipped him to the Boston Celtics. For the Bucks, Jrue was a key contributor for their title team from a few years ago. His defense alone is one of the best in the league, but can be a very good offensive player at times. So 16 points should be easy for a former All-Star? Not exactly.
Jrue is 33 years old now and can be on the downside of his career, at least offensively. Also, he might not be a starter for the Celtics. In the preseason, Holiday came off the bench for Joe Mazzulla. Some thought the decision was odd, but Holiday was okay with the decision and it’s future possibilities.
Derrick White seems to have a hold on the starting point guard at the moment. Things can definitely change, but even if he was to start, he would have to share the ball with other lethal scorers. Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and even the newly acquired Kristaps Porzingis are better scorers than Jrue. Taking the under 15.5 seems like a good play to take, regardless whether he starts or not.
Trae Young Over 9.5 Assists (-108)
The Atlanta Hawks and Charlotte Hornets are both not the best when it comes to the defensive side. Both were ranked in the bottom half of the league in points allowed per game. Furthermore, they were both in the top ten in pace as well. These two teams are built for offense first.
That is where Trae Young thrives. He is an offensive maestro with the ball in his hands. Since his rookie season, Trae has never finished outside of the top five in assists per game. Last year, specifically, he was second in the league with 10.2 assists per game. The man knows how to dish it out.
The Hawks give him the ball and let him dissect defenses with ease. The Hornets defense is not a hard one to dissect. Trae can definitely get going with his scoring just as fast as with his playmaking. However, he is capable of doing both. A nice double-double to start the season seems on par for Trae and the Hawks.
Scoot Henderson Over 5.5 Assists (+118)
With all the hype of Victor Wembanyama during the preseason (well-deserved I might add), the world has forgotten Scoot Henderson. The Portland Trail Blazers moved on from their franchise player, Damian Lillard, due to their faith in Scoot. The third overall pick in this year’s draft now has the keys to this offense.
The Trail Blazers might not be one of the best teams this years, but they can catch the Los Angeles Clippers off guard tonight. That starts with Scoot and his play. 5.5 assists seems a bit low, but sportsbooks might not know what to expect from the rookie. Scoot showed some playmaking ability in the preseason with an eight assists outing against the Utah Jazz. He also averaged 6.8 assists per game last year for the G-League Ignite against some former NBA players.
Scoot is ready for the big time. Look for him to clear this total. He will have the ball in his hands from the start and will be a nightmare in the pick and roll with Deandre Ayton rolling, while Anfernee Simons is out on the wing to knock down threes.
Noel is from Philadelphia, PA. He went to West Chester University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications in Media & Culture.