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Best NBA player prop bets to consider for Thursday’s games

We go over the lines on DraftKings Sportsbook and pick out our favorite player prop bets you should consider for Thursday’s games.

Memphis Grizzlies v New Orleans Pelicans
Ja Morant of the Memphis Grizzlies shoots the ball over Zion Williamson of the New Orleans Pelicans at Smoothie King Center on December 19, 2023 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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We’ve got eight games on Thursday’s NBA slate, with seven teams completing the second night of a back-to-back set. Eight games means plenty of choices when it comes to favorable player props to target. Here’s a few we like for the day’s action, with odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

Ja Morant over 30.5 points vs. Pacers (-110)

The Grizzlies star point guard went for 34 points in his season debut, including a game-winning bucket at the buzzer. Morant gets another juicy matchup here against the Pacers, who are giving up 126.5 points per game this season. Indiana has a high-powered offense itself, which lends this game to becoming a shootout. I like Morant to have another huge game in that scenario.

Coby White over 3.5 3-pointers vs. Spurs (-130)

The much-maligned Bulls guard has silenced most of his critics this season, averaging 23 points per game over the last 15 contests on 49/49/86 shooting splits. He’s been on fire from behind the arc as those splits indicate, connecting on effectively half of his nine attempts per game during this insane run. The Spurs have been abysmal defensively, and they are 29th in opponent three-point percentage. This is a great spot for White to stay hot from deep.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander over 5.5 rebounds vs. Clippers (+114)

Gilgeous-Alexander is known for his scoring but the Thunder guard has been crashing the boards of late. He’s averaging six rebounds per game in the last five contests, and has gone over this line three times with one under coming at five rebounds. The Clippers do present a tough matchup as they rank eighth in opponent rebounds allowed, but SGA’s recent form is worth backing in a matchup of two Western Conference playoff contenders.

Damian Lillard 30+ points vs. Magic (+115)

The Bucks guard missed the first meeting between these two teams, which resulted in a 112-97 win for Orlando. Lillard might be the featured player for Milwaukee with Giannis Antetokounmpo listed as questionable, although it might not matter much even if the Greek Freak does play. Lillard is averaging 28.4 points per game over his last seven games, and has scored 30+ points in the last three contests. He’s averaging 27 ppg at home this season as opposed to 24.9 ppg on the road, so he’s more likely to keep going past this line tonight.

Rudy Gobert under 11.5 rebounds vs. Lakers (-115)

There’s two factors working against Gobert here, assuming everyone suits up for both teams on the second night of a back-to-back set. Karl-Anthony Towns has been solid on the glass at 9.6 rebounds per game, which takes away some chances for Gobert. The other is Lakers big man Anthony Davis, who is pulling down 12.6 boards per game. Gobert only managed nine boards in Wednesday’s game where he matched up against Joel Embiid, so I’ll say he goes under this mark tonight.