We have five NBA games on tap this Thursday night and intriguing options for NBA player props for the doubleheader on NBA TV.
The Knicks and Bulls set to do battle at Madison Square Garden. The Bucks head to Toronto on the second leg of a back-to-back set looking to extend their eight-game win streak, and the Suns host the Pistons looking to extend their NBA best 17-game win streak. We also have the Blazers hosting the Spurs with Damian Lillard (abdomen) ruled out. So, C.J. McCollum should lead their offense tonight.
We highlight below our best prop bets from the Coast 2 Coast Podcast, featuring Nate Weitzer and Josh Lander. Subscribe for free daily picks on our YouTube Channel.
NBA Player Props: Find Today’s Best Odds
NBA player props: Thursday, Dec. 2 NBA TV Games
Bulls G DeMar DeRozan
When the Bulls need production in close games, they turn to DeMar DeRozan, who is an underrated MVP candidate early in the season. DeRozan has scored 26-plus points in six straight games against teams with winning records and dropped 31 points with a 31.5% usage rate in his last outing against the Knicks.
He’s averaging 26.9 PPG on 49% FG shooting on the road and is a solid bet to top 24.5 points (+100 at DraftKings) with the Bulls favored by 2 points at MSG tonight.
Blazers G C.J. McCollum
When Damian Lillard has been out over the past two-plus seasons, C.J. McCollum sees a massive spike in production. His average PPG rises from 21 to 29 and his APG rise from 3.8 to 7.1 over a 15-game sample size. McCollum is averaging 22.8 PPG on 46% FG shooting at home this season versus 18.5 PPG on 38% FG shooting on the road.
He’s dropping 24.7 PPG with 4.2 APG over his last nine meetings against the Spurs and should see a ton of usage tonight to help him get over 31.5 combined points and assists (-104 at FanDuel).