The NBA season is halfway through, and we have a packed plate of NBA player props for tonight. There are plenty of great games on the board such as the:
- Houston Rockets vs. Sacramento Kings
- New Orleans Pelicans vs. Boston Celtics
- Atlanta Hawks vs. Milwaukee Bucks
The OddsTrader BetStation app offers computer-generated predictions for this week’s games. The app is available for free on your device’s app store. It will show you statistical comparisons of each matchup, information on past meetings, as well as spread movement, injury news, and even the weather forecast.
Wednesday, January 11, 2023 – 10:00 PM EST at Golden 1 Center
De’Aaron Fox (Sacramento Kings)
- Over 25.5 Points
The Sacramento Kings have a chance to make a run up the standings with this current homestand. The Kings are much better at home, and now that the team is rejuvenated, the fans are packing the place and the home-court advantage is in full effect. Golden 1 Center is getting rocking and rowdy like Arco Arena used to be back in the Kings’ glory days.
The Kings should be fired up to take advantage of the weak defense of the Houston Rockets. The Rockets are struggling. Five of their last seven losses are by double digits or more.
De’Aaron Fox is the Kings leading scorer at 23.8 points per game. Fox is on a roll as of late and has gone over this point total in six of his last nine games. Going against the weaker Houston defense, the Kings should get up and down the court, and Fox should put up a huge number tonight.
The Rockets struggle on defense because they have young players who are not good on the perimeter and no one to cover them with rim protection. This is a recipe for success when it comes to a slashing point guards like Aaron Fox.
NBA Prop Pick: De’Aaron Fox Over 25.5 Points (-117) at Caesars Sportsbooks
Wednesday, January 11, 2023 – 07:30 PM EST at TD Garden
Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics)
- Over 3.5 3-Pointers Made
The Boston Celtics recently returned home from a tough road trip. However, despite their struggles on the road, the Boston Celtics have a five-game home winning streak.
The Celtics have been playing well behind the strength of their MVP candidate Jayson Tatum. Tatum is averaging 30.8 points per game this season.
The Celtics and Pelicans have played once already this season. The Celtics prevailed 117-109 in New Orleans on November 18th. The Pelicans were particularly vulnerable to the 3-point shot in that game as Boston poured in 20 3-pointers in the win.
Jayson Tatum made 5 3-pointers on 10 attempts against the Spurs and then threw in 4 3-pointers on 11 attempts against the Bulls. He is consistently shooting seven or more 3-pointers per game.
Using the OddsTrader prop tool, we found a book that is offering plus money on this prop. With this high volume, it is easy to see why we expect him to go over this prop tonight.
NBA Prop Pick: Jayson Tatum Over 3.5 Three-Pointers Made (+114) at Caesars Sportsbook
Wednesday, January 11, 2023 – 07:30 PM EST at State Farm Arena
John Collins (Atlanta Hawks)
- Over 8.5 Rebounds
With Clint Capela out of the lineup with a calf strain, the Hawks’ John Collins is taking advantage of his increased usage. Collins has become the defensive anchor by grabbing rebounds off of his opponents’ missed shots.
This has been a great opportunity for Collins to prove that he deserves more time in the lineup, or to make him a more attractive trade asset for a team that will use his skills more than the Hawks currently do.
John Collins is an underrated player because he doesn’t fit in the new NBA as a low-post scorer who’s not big enough to be a traditional rim protector. Yet Collins has improved his defense to make himself a versatile two-way player. His recent spate of good play has been one of the primary drivers behind the Hawks’ recent success.
John Collins has gone over this total and six of his last eight games. In the two games he failed to go over this total, he sat at eight rebounds, showing that he is consistently grabbing boards to help his team. We expect this recent usage to continue and for Collins to continue to anchor the defensive end by grabbing crucial rebounds to secure defensive stops.
NBA Prop Pick: John Collins over 8.5 Rebounds (-137) at BetRivers