Best NBA prop bets today: Giannis, Kawhi, Wemby highlight top over/under picks for Friday’s In-Season Tournament action

With Turkey Day in the rearview mirror, the NBA rolls out another bath of In-Season Tournament action with a 10-game slate on Friday. It all kicks off with the red-hot Celtics hosting the young-gunning Magic at 2:30 p.m. ET, then the Grizzlies and Suns do battle in Memphis at 5:00 p.m. and eight more games tip between 7:30 and 10:30. It’s as loaded as my plate of Thanksgiving leftovers, and it’s a great chance for us to place a SuperDraft player props parlay.

As we do on every In-Season Tournament day, SN Bets will reveal its four favorite SuperDraft under/under props for the day. It has been the season of winning for us, with four of our four-prop parlays hitting over the past three weeks. Check out our most recent cash, a four-for-four on Wednesday that would make the Wendy’s bag boys blush.

If not for a blowout Lakers victory over the Jazz on Tuesday, Lauri Markkanen would have hit his OVER 8.5 rebound prop (he finished with 8 after not playing the last quarter and a half) and we would be eight for our last eight. Either way, we’re sizzling hot, and we’re here to share some of our fire with you guys to bump up your Black Friday bankroll.

You know our M.O. by now: we do the research and find the best values on the SuperDraft player prop market. We deep-dive split stats and matchup data, look for angles to attack, then share the picks we’ve pinpointed for you in a concise little column. It’s as simple as StoveTop Stuffing and canned cranberry sauce, and it usually produces similarly appealing results.

Let’s get to our picks and break down four of our favorite player props on SuperDraft for Friday night’s loaded NBA slate. Remember: you don’t necessarily have to combine all four picks together. You could make separate two-leg parlays to increase your win probability, or you could attempt to hit it big if all four picks come through. Good luck, have fun, and have a happy and safe holiday weekend with your loved ones!

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Best NBA prop bets today: Top player prop picks for Friday’s In-Season Tournament action

1. *HOLIDAY SPECIAL* Victor Wembanyama, F/C, Spurs at Warriors — OVER 16.5 points

SuperDraft dropped a gift into our laps for post-feast Friday, a 16.5-point layup for Victor Wembanyama against an undersized Warriors front court still missing the suspended Draymond Green. This kind of promo special is a great reason why you should join SuperDraft and regularly check their player prop offerings — no other site gives out discounts like this!

After a relatively quiet offensive start to the season, Wemby has been unleashed by Gregg Popovich and the Spurs in November. He’s averaging 19.7 points and 10.2 rebounds per game in the month, and he has bested 16.5 in seven of San Antonio’s 11 games during that stretch.

Wemby and Zach Collins have presented plenty of opponents with issues, but this one could go south quickly for the Dubs. Andrew Wiggins is Golden State’s best perimeter defender remaining in the front court without Draymond, but he’s giving up eight inches in height and a foot in wingspan to Wemby. Meanwhile, Kevon Looney and Dario Saric are too big and slow to contain such a young, quick, lengthy offensive talent. Seventeen points is fish in the barrel!


2. Giannis Antetokounmpo, F, Bucks vs. Wizards — OVER 30.5 points

Giannis has been sizzling lately, averaging 34.7 points per game and 11.7 rebounds per game over the past 15 days. We almost went with his OVER 12 rebounds prop — as he has posted board totals of 15, 13, and 13 in each of Milwaukee’s past three games — but we couldn’t resist betting on him hitting 31 points for the sixth time in eight games. 

The Wizards have been brutal defensively this season, allowing the second-most points per game (123.9) and maintaining the fourth-worst defensive rating (119.9). Just four days ago, they let Giannis post a stat line of 42 points, 13 rebounds, and eight assists while shooting 20-of-23 from the floor. Since then, the Bucks have been chewed up and spit out by the rival Celtics, a game that the Greek Freak would probably like to forget after shooting 7-of-20 for 21 points.

Milwaukee has regressed in a major way on the defensive side of the floor, and the chemistry on offense has been inconsistent at times under first-year head coach Adrian Griffin. At least for right now, Giannis has to score a boatload of points for this Bucks team to succeed. We have him projected for 34 points and 13 boards tonight en route to a 10-point Milwaukee victory.

3. Kawhi Leonard, F, Clippers vs. Pelicans — OVER 24.5 points

When James Harden first landed in Los Angeles, things got pretty ugly. We worried a bit that “The System” might hurt Ty Lue’s Clippers more than it would help. But things have calmed down and evened out over the past week, and the Clips now find themselves riding a three-game winning streak. What do you know — adding a star point guard to a team in desperate need of a point guard works out in this day and age. Let’s face it: in the superteam era, talent trumps chemistry.

We also think the Beard has fallen in line a bit and accepted that Kawhi and Paul George are the go-to scorers in this offense. In plenty of occasions over the past three games, Harden has simply tossed to Kawhi on the block for a turn-around jumper. With Leonard healthy and looking as strong as ever from the midrange, he’s one of the more unguardable players in the Western Conference right now. He has scored 26 points in two of L.A.’s past three games, and we think he makes it three of four in a Clips’ win over the Pels at home tonight.

4. Jalen Brunson, PG, Knicks vs. Heat — OVER 23.5 points

Brunson has been one of our favorite point guards over the past few years, and he continues to elevate as a go-to scorer and franchise player for the Knicks. He’s the All-Star in this Tom Thibodeau system — not Julius Randle — and he has shown that in each of the past eight meetings between the Knicks and the Heat. 

Brunson scored 25 points in each of New York’s past two regular-season games against Miami, shooting 14-of-25 in the process (56%). And when the Knicks met the Heat in the second round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs, the stud point guard stepped up even more. In the six-game series, the 27-year-old averaged 31 points per game while shooting over 50 percent from the field. Don’t expect old man Kyle Lowry to slow down him down at Madison Square Garden on In-Season Tournament Friday — we’re all-in on the Brunson Burner tonight!

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