Best NBA Player Props Bets For January 13
A seven-pack of games in the NBA on a Wednesday night where three games have been postponed. Before we get to some props, make sure you have your fantasy lineups set and don’t have any players from those rescheduled games in your lineup. Also, check out FanDuel’s DFS to put together a team for tonight’s action. We’re always confident in our picks, but take a look to see if any other players jump out at you by using the SportsGrid Player Prop Tool. Ensure you always check back throughout the day, as odds and projections may change with news and starting rotations. Our good friends provide all the odds over at the FanDuel Sportsbook.
Portland Trail Blazers CJ McCollum vs. Sacramento Kings
The Bet: Over 26.5 Points (-106)
CJ McCollum will look for a second-straight dominant performance against Sacramento after carving up the Kings for 37 on Saturday night. McCollum was lethal from behind the arc, nailing six triples while shooting nearly 60 percent from the field on his way to the game-high total. The Blazers swingman also put up 33 against the Kings in a March game last season where he shot almost 64 percent from the field.
McCollum is in the midst of a career-year sitting second in the league with 28.1 points per game. The 29-year-old is by far leading the NBA with nearly five triples a night while shooting 44.5 percent from three-point land.
The Blazers guard isn’t the only player teeing off on the Kings this year. Sacramento is one of the worst defensive teams in the league, giving up over 121 points per game, second-most in the NBA. The Kings are also giving up the fourth-most three-pointers per game and are bottom-ten in field goal percentage from deep.
While projected to score 27.6 points, McCollum may have even more of the offensive load on his back if Jusuf Nurkic can’t suit up. Nurkic left the Blazers’ last game after eight minutes with a quad injury and is questionable against the Kings Wednesday night. Following Saturday’s dismantling of the Kings, McCollum will undoubtedly come into this one brimming with confidence.
Portland is a -3.5 point road favorite at FanDuel’s Sportsbook, with the Moneyline at -162 while a total of 236 suggests a high scoring affair.
Brooklyn Nets Kevin Durant vs. New York Knicks
The Bet: Under 30.5 Points (-116)
Kevin Durant plans on playing in his first second-leg of a back-to-back this season Wednesday night against the Knicks. Durant went off for a game-high 34 in Brooklyn’s 122-116 win over the Nuggets on Tuesday. The former Warrior played a team-high near 36 minutes in a game; he fell just one rebound shy of a triple-double.
Durant is coming off back-to-back 30 point games for the first time this season. The sharp-shooting near seven-footer hasn’t scored 30 or more in three-straight regular-season games since November 2018.
The other thing is his playing time. Already without Kyrie Irving for an indefinite period of time, you have to think the Nets don’t want to push the issue too much with Durant. There’s a reason Brooklyn hasn’t had him play in a back-to-back yet this year. It’s hard to imagine he tops 30 minutes after putting in 36 on Tuesday night.
New York also has been a solid defensive team this year. The Knicks have allowed the second-fewest points per game, giving up just 105.5 a night. New York is also a top-ten team in opposing field goal percentage and has allowed the eighth fewest three-pointers in the league. That bodes well against a player who shoots nearly six a night while hitting 2.6 triples per game.
The Nets have also found a reliable number two scorer in Caris LeVert to take off some of Durant’s pressure. LeVert is averaging 26 points over his past five, which includes a 43-point explosion against the Grizzlies. With the emergence of LeVert, Durant is projected to score just 26.4 against the Knicks on Wednesday night.
Brooklyn is a -6 point road dog and a -245 on the Moneyline, while the total sits at a thin 219.5 points at FanDuel’s Sportsbook, accounting for the Knicks stifling defense.