18 teams are in action across the association tonight, with Trail Blazers vs. Cavs kicking things off at 7 p.m. ET and Warriors vs. Clippers wrapping it up at 10.
In this article, I’m going to break down two of my favorite NBA player props on DraftKings Sportsbook for Thursday’s slate. Without further ado, let’s get into it.
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Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers
In case you’ve been living under a rock, Haliburton has emerged as one of the best players in the NBA this season. Not one of the best points guards, one of the best PLAYERS.
Last year, the elite playmaker became only the second player (Chris Paul) to average 10-plus assists with fewer than three turnovers per game in a season since 1994. This year, he’s doing it again, while also leading the league in assists per game by 1.5 more dimes than the next best player, Trae Young.
What we’re witnessing from Haliburton — with a relatively underwhelming supporting cast — is historically great, and I expect that trend to continue tonight against Miami. Indiana’s star has cleared 36.5 combined points and assists with ease in six of his last eight contests. His usage rate has also spiked over the last couple weeks, giving us plenty of reason for optimism that he can keep it rolling Thursday.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Utah Jazz
Chris Finch appears to have figured out how to unlock Gobert this season.
The 7-footer may be averaging the fewest points per game since his 2016 campaign, but don’t let the numbers fool you. Gobert has made a massive positive impact for the Wolves so far in 2023, specifically on the defensive end.
The “Stifle Tower” has significantly bumped his blocks up from last year’s 1.4 per game to 2.3 this season. He has recorded at least two rejections in eight of his last nine games, and will certainly have extra motivation to make his presence felt tonight with his old team coming to town.
I expect another monstrous defensive showing from one of the league’s best rim protectors.
Those are my two favorite NBA player props on Thursday’s slate! Stay tuned for more picks later.
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