Top 3 NBA Player Props for February 24: No Antetokounmpo, No Problem

The NBA is settling in for the stretch run and we have plenty of pivotal games on the schedule for this evening’s betting action.

Picks Summary

  • Hornets vs. Timberwolves: Anthony Edwards Over 30.5 Points (-120) at FanDuel
  • Nets vs. Bulls: Nikola Vucevic Over 11.5 Rebounds (-139) at BetRivers
  • Heat vs. Bucks: Brook Lopez Double-Double / Yes (+400) at BetMGM

We have an 8 game slate tonight. There are exciting matchups for us tonight such as the Charlotte Hornets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves, the Brooklyn Nets vs. Chicago Bulls, and the Miami Heat vs. Milwaukee Bucks.

Let’s use the OddsTrader BetStation to find the best price for today’s NBA player props.

Charlotte Hornets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves

Friday, February 24, 2023 – 08:00 PM EST at Target Center

Anthony Edwards (Minnesota Timberwolves)

Two top players in the 2020 draft will face off when number one overall pick Anthony Edwards leads the Timberwolves against 2020 Rookie of the Year, the Charlotte Hornets LaMelo Ball. Although the players will be linked by their draft position, their teams are in much different situations this season.

The Hornets are one of the worst teams in the league at 17-43. The Minnesota Timberwolves are 31-30 and looking to make a late push up the standings. The Timberwolves acquired Mike Conley at the trade deadline, getting rid of gunner D’Angelo Russell. This means more opportunities for the team’s best player, Anthony Edwards.

The Pick

Anthony Edwards averages 24.9 points per game and he has played in every game this season. He scored 31 points or more in three of his last four games. Edwards also scored 34 in the last game before the break when the Timberwolves defeated the Wizards.

Edwards scored 25 points when the Timberwolves played the Hornets in November, but now he is more of a focal point of the offense with D’Angelo Russell gone. This gives us a great opportunity to watch Edwards continue his trend of being one of the top scorers in the league.

NBA Prop Pick: Anthony Edwards Over 30.5 Points (-106) at FanDuel

Brooklyn Nets vs. Chicago Bulls

Friday, February 24, 2023 – 08:00 PM EST at United Center

Nikola Vucevic (Chicago Bulls)

The Chicago Bulls are going through a tough stretch of the season. The team has lost six games in a row. Tonight they faced the new-look Brooklyn Nets. The Nets may no longer have Championship aspirations this season, but they are rebuilding their team and they have a deep talented roster of players who have proven they belong in the NBA.

The Bulls will be looking to get back on track tonight. To do so, they will need a big night from star Center Nikola Vucevic. Vucevic should have the size advantage over Nic Claxton and Ben Simmons, the two players he will be facing down low.

The Pick

Nikola Vucevic has gone over this rebound total in six of his last seven games. He is averaging 13.7 rebounds per game in that span. He has an excellent matchup tonight against two players that do not have the size to keep him off the glass.

If the Bulls are going to get things back on track they need a big night from their star. A rebound is important because it signals the end of a defensive possession. I expect Vucevic to send plenty of those signals this evening when he goes over this rebounding prop.

NBA Prop Pick: Over 11.5 Rebounds (-139) at BetRivers

Miami Heat vs. Milwaukee Bucks

Friday, February 24, 2023 – 07:30 PM EST at Fiserv Forum

Brook Lopez (Milwaukee Bucks)

The Miami Heat face a tough test when they travel to Milwaukee to begin their stretch run of the season tonight. The Bucks have won 12 games in a row. However, the Bucks will be missing their star Giannis Antetokounmpo tonight.

The Heat and the Bucks have played three times already this season, with each team winning in their home arena. If the Bucks are to continue the home winning streak tonight, they are going to need a big night from their center Brook Lopez.

The Pick

When Giannis Antetokounmpo left the game with an injury against the Bulls last Thursday night, Brook Lopez took over. Lopez scored 33 points. He will be a focal point of the offense with the Bucks missing their team leader.

Lopez will have an opportunity tonight to put up another monster statistical performance. We are getting huge odds here because Lopez has only scored a double-double in one of his last four games. However, tonight, with the increased usage, Lopez will put on a show. Let’s take a stab at a huge payout with this fun double-double prop.

NBA Prop Pick: Brook Lopez Double-Double / Yes (+400) at BetMGM is your sports betting command center. Read featured betting strategy compiled from a panel of leading sports betting experts.

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