Thursday NBA On TNT Player Props: Hawks Vs. Suns, Clippers Vs. Lakers

Written By Mo Nuwwarah on February 3, 2022
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The path to the NBA Finals continues Thursday with two more national TV games on TNT. First, the Hawks host the red-hot Suns. Then, stadium-mates Clippers and Lakers meet in LA. Each week throughout the season, TheLines will look at some matchups for the televised slates and try to figure if there are any TNT NBA player props worth a look.

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Phoenix Suns At Atlanta Hawks

This game could either be an entertaining battle between an elite squad and a team fighting for its playoff, or the Hawks could be the latest bug smashed on Phoenix’s windshield.

The chances of the latter situation increase greatly if Trae Young is unable to go. Young skipped the contact portion of Wednesday’s practice and the team said he’ll be a game-time decision here. Young has a roughly +6 net rating this year, and the team’s offense has become a sinkhole as usual when he sits. With Young on the court, they score more than 118 points per 100 possessions, a 94th-percentile mark according to Cleaning The GlassWithout Young, that collapses to a 17th-percentile mark.

Facing an elite Phoenix defense, Young will be much-needed.

Young also makes a huge difference the other way on the other end as Atlanta’s putrid defense becomes palatable when he sits. Make sure the total reflects this reality one way or the other.

Bogdan Bogdanovic And Clint Capela Props

Should Young sit, Kevin Huerter would become the de facto point guard. He played 39 minutes in the previous game.

However, Bogdan Bogdanovic may be a better bet to command more of the offense. He bumped his usage rate more than Huerter and took more shots in fewer minutes.

Facing Phoenix’s top perimeter defense, the market may overestimate his chances for high statistical production.

Another player who will likely struggle is Clint Capela. He depends heavily on Young feeding him in the pick-and-roll. Without Young, he put up just four shots and had a laughably low usage rate of 8.8%. Make sure his points prop totals opens low if Young sits.

 

Devin Booker Props

Interestingly, should Young sit, it might incline us to look for unders on Phoenix players as well. Two factors come into play: Phoenix blowouts are more likely and a low-scoring game is more likely. Both of those could depress statistical outputs.

Booker has been scorching the nets of late as we discussed here. He then proceeded to…scorch the Nets for 35 points on 23 shots. If anyone is going to have an inflated set of props here, it’s likely Booker. You’ll have to pinch your nose if you fade while he’s this hot.

LA Lakers At LA Clippers

What could have been a matchup featuring four All-Stars might have one on the floor. Surprisingly, the one would be oft-injured Laker Anthony Davis, whom the team listed as probable for Wednesday’s game.

LeBron James will miss the Wednesday game, and with Thursday representing a back-to-back, it seems likely he doesn’t play against the Clippers either.

For the Clippers, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George both remain out.

Anthony Davis Props

It’s anyone’s guess whether he makes Davis through that game in one piece, but should he do so, he’ll be in a pretty good spot to put up some numbers. The Clippers actually have quite a solid defense, ranking sixth in efficiency, but they’re dead last in rebounding and below average in preventing attacks on the rim.

Furthermore, their only real big man, Ivica Zubac, is a question mark with his own calf injury.

It’s always tough with rebounds on any Russell Westbrook team since he swipes so many. But, Davis should find himself well-positioned to go over a points total around 25.

Reggie Jackson And Amir Coffey Props

The Lakers have a weak point on paper defending the rim, but that may go away without a bunch of LeBron James at center minutes.

They’re not very good defending against above-the-break 3s either, though, and that’s where Reggie Jackson does the majority of his damage. He has been the Clippers’ highest-usage player by far with the paucity of offensive options left on the team.

He should get some looks up here, especially as the Lakers do not possess many if any plus perimeter defenders.

Another player to watch is Amir Coffey. The ultra-anonymous former Minnesota Gopher has stepped into a starting role and put up some decent numbers. Coffey still has a low usage rate, so it’s going to be a high-variance proposition wagering on his totals. He’s had recent games where he went over every prop on the board and some where he went under.

There aren’t current markets for Coffey so you’ll have to use our prop finder tool to check them out.

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Mo Nuwwarah got his start in gambling early, making his first sports bet on his beloved Fab Five against the UNC Tar Heels in the 1993 NCAA tournament. He lost $5 to his dad and got back into sports betting years later during a 15-year run in the poker industry. A 2011 journalism graduate from Nebraska-Omaha, he combines those skills with his love of sports and statistics to help bettors make more informed decisions with a focus on pro football, baseball and basketball.

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