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Best NBA Prop Bets Today | NBA Player Props, January 4

Written by: Christian Jope
Updated January 10, 2023
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Best NBA Prop Bets Today

With 12 different games on the schedule, we're taking a look at some interesting bets involving some excellent NBA wing players!

When the Indiana Pacers and the Philadelphia 76ers face-off, James Harden's playmaking will be under the microscope. For Memphis Grizzlies sharpshooter Dillon Brooks, his passing ability will be put to the test against the fast-paced Charlotte Hornets. And when the Portland Trail Blazers take on the Minnesota Timberwolves, keep an eye on Jerami Grant's three-point shooting ability.

Let's check out the bets!

Indiana Pacers @ Philadelphia 76ers: Best Prop Bets

James Harden Assists O 10.5 (+108) @ Caesars Sportsbook

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After a game off, James Harden has returned with seemingly no rust on his game. At Caesars Sportsbook, Harden is a +108 to clear 10.5 assists when he faces the Indiana Pacers.

On the season, Harden has averaged 22.1 points, 11.0 assists, and 6.0 rebounds on 43.7% from the field and 37.2% from three-point range. While Harden collected just 8.0 assists in his last game he averaged 12.0 through the 11 games between his inactive streak. Against a solid defensive team in the Pacers, Harden's playmaking will be crucial to their success.

Indiana hold their opponents to 25.2 assists per game (13th in the NBA), as they love to pressure the ball. Having cleared 10.5 assists through 10 of his 21 appearances this season, expect Harden's playmaking to star against the traditional big men on Indiana's squad.

Memphis Grizzlies @ Charlotte Hornets: Best Prop Bets

Dillon Brooks Assists O 2.5 (+104) @ FanDuel Sportsbook

Dillon Brooks may be one of the NBA's more polarizing personalities, but he is a very valuable all-around basketball player. Usually known for his shooting, Brooks is a +104 to clear 2.5 assists when he takes on the Charlotte Hornets.

On the season, Brooks is averaging 17.2 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 2.8 assists on 41.0% from the field and 34.8% from three-point range. Through his last three games though, Brooks has averaged 15.7 points, 3.0 assists, and 1.7 rebounds in more efficient outings. Against the Hornets, Brooks should benefit from the increased pace.

Due to Charlotte's pace of play and willingness to play on the break, they allow opponents 26.3 assists per game (27th in the NBA). Brooks has shown a willingness to find the open man in recent outings, and he should have plenty of opportunity against Charlotte. Clearing 2.5 assists in 16 of his 33 games, bank on Brooks clearing 2.5.

Portland Trail Blazers @ Minnesota Timberwolves: Best Prop Bets

Jerami Grant Three-Pointers O 2.5 (-105) @ DraftKings Sportsbook

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Portland Trail Blazers wing player Jerami Grant has developed into a unique shooter this season. At DraftKings Sportsbook, Grant is a -105 to clear 2.5 threes when he takes on the Minnesota Timberwolves.

On the season, Grant is averaging 22.4 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 2.7 threes on 49.1% from the field and 44.6% from three-point range. He's coming off of a positive run of form though, as Grant has made 10 three-point field goals through his last three matches. Against one of the poorer three-point defending teams in the NBA, Grant should feast.

The Minnesota Timberwolves allow 13.9 threes per game (29th in the NBA) on 36.9% efficiency (27th in the NBA). Grant is sure to get his opportunities, and his recent form suggests he'll clear 2.5 with ease.

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Christian Jope is a writer, social media strategist, and data analyst. A Queen’s University Alumni, Christian is an author and social media strategist with Raptors Cage, while also working closely with MLSE and Canada Basketball through community-driven events.

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