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

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

Dallas Mavericks v Golden State Warriors
Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors walking off the court looks on against the Dallas Mavericks during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game at Chase Center on December 30, 2023 in San Francisco, California.
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We have a small six-game slate Tuesday in the NBA, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of player props for bettors to target. Here’s a look at some of our favorite plays for the day’s action, with odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

Joel Embiid over 11.5 rebounds vs. Bulls (-135)

The 76ers big man is not on the injury report, so he’ll be making his return to the court after missing four games with an ankle sprain. The reigning league MVP was on an absolute tear before suffering this injury, averaging 40.2 points and 12.6 rebounds per game in a nine-game stretch. The Bulls took down the Sixers last time out, and Embiid will be looking for some revenge. Chicago won’t have Nikola Vucevic for this game, which makes it easier for Embiid to get 12+ rebounds and go over this line.

Stephen Curry under 28.5 points vs. Magic (+100)

It’s always dangerous to take the under on a point total for a player of Curry’s caliber, but there’s good value here. The Warriors guard has gone under this line in four straight games, and the matchup is tougher with the Magic ranking fifth in opponent points allowed. Curry can get hot from deep and make this play look silly but his current form suggests he’ll stay under this mark Tuesday.

Marcus Smart over 1.5 steals vs. Spurs (-145)

Smart missed 17 games for the Grizzlies but has been back in the lineup for the last four and is now getting decent minutes again. His role has diminished somewhat with the return of Ja Morant, but Smart remains a force on the defensive end with 12 steals in the last four games. The Spurs have allowed an average of 8.8 steals per game to opponents, one of the worst marks in the league. Smart should snag at least a couple steals in this one.

Harrison Barnes over 1.5 3-pointers vs. Hornets (+120)

After failing to hit a single shot from behind the arc in three games, Barnes finally hit a couple triples in the win over the Grizzlies. The Kings forward is shooting at a decent clip on the season (38.5%) and gets to face a Hornets squad which is the worst in opponent three-point percentage this season. Look for Barnes to get at least a couple shots in from behind the arc tonight.