Despite all the postponements and players in protocol, the NBA brings us an intriguing 5-game slate tonight highlighted by the Lakers hosting the Suns. The Mavericks host the Wolves in a rematch of Sunday’s contest, the Pacers play for the first time since Thursday in a tough spot at Miami and the struggling Knicks host the Pistons. Finally, the new-look Pelicans host the Blazers, who continued to build some momentum with a win in Memphis on Sunday.
In this article, we highlight our best player props for the given NBA slate and link to The Coast to Coast Podcast, featuring Nate Weitzer and Josh Lander. Subscribe for free daily picks on our YouTube Channel.
We break down each of those games in those videos today and bring you a couple of prop bets to consider, including those listed below.
NBA Player Props: Find Today’s Best Odds
Best NBA player prop bets for Tuesday, December 21
Lakers F LeBron James
The Lakers announced Anthony Davis will be out a month with an MCL sprain and that will thrust even more onto LeBron’s plate. He’s taken a far greater role as a scorer with averages of 33.3 PPG, 8.8 RPG, and 7 APG with a 33.2% usage rate over his last four outings without AD. James was already turning it up with averages of 26.1 PPG, 8.5 RPG, and 6.8 APG on a 116.4 offensive rating over eight December games. James is getting even odds to top 27.5 points and juicy +800 odds to post a triple double, which he did without AD on Dec. 12 against Orlando.
Pacers G Caris LeVert
Indiana hasn’t played since Thursday due to a cancellation, while Miami just wrapped up a four-game road trip on Sunday. The Pacers will have a key rest advantage and Caris LeVert is likely to thrive in this matchup with Miami down Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo, and P.J. Tucker among others. LeVert dropped 27 points on 8-for-16 FG shooting when these teams met on Dec. 3 and he’s coming off a 31-point outburst against the Pistons. Take him to top 17.5 points at -120 odds, or get +310 odds at FanDuel for LeVert to score 20-plus points in a Pacers win.