The 2022-2023 NBA season rolls on today and there are six games on the night slate. It will include a meeting between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Oklahoma City Thunder, and also one between the Portland Trail Blazers and Utah Jazz. Below, bettors can check out some of the best NBA player props and bets to make for tonight’s slate along with some analysis for each pick. For more NBA odds and best bets, visit the OddsShopper tools.
NBA Player Props PrizePicks – Dec. 3
Anthony Edwards under 4.5 Assists
It’s common knowledge that Anthony Edwards isn’t a huge playmaker in terms of passing the ball. He’s averaging 3.8 assists per game on the season while also averaging just 7 potential assists per game. He had 5 or more assists in just five of his fifteen November games. Edwards and the Timberwolves are set to face the Thunder tonight, who have allowed just 24.6 assists per game which are the 11th-fewest allowed per game in the NBA. The Wolves are still without Karl-Anthony Towns and they will also be missing Taurean Prince tonight which should open up more shot attempts and scoring opportunities for Edwards and wont necessarily increase his potential assist average. Using the OddsShopper tools, bettors will find that this bet is listed at -130 on DraftKings and that it has a 59% chance to win.
Jusuf Nurkic over 15.5 Points
Over his last five games, Jusuf Nurkic is averaging 33 minutes per game and has seen an increase in usage. He is familiar with this Utah Jazz team he’s set to face as the Blazers have played them twice this season. In those two games Nurkic scored 24 points and 18 points while playing just 27 minutes in each game. Over his last five games, he has played 33 minutes per game and has gone over this prop in three of those five. The Jazz are giving up 25.5 points per game to opposing centers this season which is the 3rd-highest mark in the NBA. Overall they give up 115.5 points per game to their opponents, the 9th-most in the league. This game’s point total is nearing 230 and the spread is just 4 points, which should mean a competitive game is in-store. Using the OddsShopper tools, bettors will find that this bet is listed at -125 on BetMGM and that it has a 52% chance to win.