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Best NBA Prop Bets Today | NBA Player Props, January 9

NBA Player Props, January 9

With six exciting games on the schedule for Monday night, we're keeping an eye on some of the top big men who'll feature!

When the Washington Wizards host the New Orleans Pelicans, Kyle Kuzma's impact on the boards will affect his team's chances. Giannis Antetokounmpo's playmaking will be under the microscope when his Milwaukee Bucks take on the New York Knicks. And Domantas Sabonis will hope he can maintain his impact on the glass when his Sacramento Kings take on an athletic Orlando Magic team.

Let's check out the bets!

New Orleans Pelicans @ Washington Wizards: Best Prop Bets

Kyle Kuzma Rebounds U 6.5 (+104) @ Caesars Sportsbook

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When the Washington Wizards tip-off, Kyle Kuzma will be looking to maintain his excellent production while also battling one of the league's toughest teams on the glass. At Caesars Sportsbook, Kuzma is a +104 to fall short of 6.5 rebounds when he faces the New Orleans Pelicans.

On the season, Kuzma is averaging 21.4 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 3.9 assists on 46.1% from the field and 33.7% from the three-point range. Over his last three games though, Kuzma has averaged 17.7 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 6.7 assists on 37.9% from the field and 15.4% from three. However, it is fair to note that his recent rebounding numbers are propped up by a 13-rebound game and that he failed to clear 6.5 rebounds in his last two games.

Kuzma is taking on one of the league's most aggressive rebounding teams in the New Orleans Pelicans. The Pelicans average 44.0 rebounds per game (10th in the NBA) and 34.7 defensive rebounds per game (4th in the NBA), while also limiting their opponents to just 43.2 rebounds per game (11th in the NBA). Kuzma is athletic and likes to push the pace with his rebounding, but the strength of the Pelicans' frontcourt should give him issues.

Milwaukee Bucks @ New York Knicks: Best Prop Bets

Giannis Antetokounmpo Assists O 5.5 (+122) @ FanDuel Sportsbook

After a loss in their last game, expect Giannis Antetokounmpo to bounce back with a big performance at Madison Square Garden. At FanDuel Sportsbook, Antetokounmpo is a +122 to clear 5.5 assists when he takes on the New York Knicks.

On the season, Antetokounmpo is averaging 32.0 points, 11.8 rebounds, and 5.2 assists on 53.0% from the field and 24.2% from the three-point range. Over his last three games, Antetokounmpo has averaged 31.3 points, 11.7 rebounds, and 5.7 assists on 50.0% shooting from the field. Unfortunately, his stats are a bit skewed due to a 21-minute game against the Hornets where he posted just 9 points and 4 rebounds.

Against the Knicks this season, Antetokounmpo is averaging 33.5 points, 13.5 rebounds, and 8.0 assists on 51.1% from the field. After a dreadful showing by the Bucks in their last game, expect a bounceback from Antetokounmpo, who has already shown his dominance against the Knicks this season.

Orlando Magic @ Sacramento Kings: Best Prop Bets

Domantas Sabonis Rebounds U 13.5 (+100) @ DraftKings Sportsbook

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Domantas Sabonis has been one of the NBA season's most exciting players due to his versatility and efficiency. At DraftKings Sportsbook, Sabonis is a +100 to collect fewer than 13.5 rebounds when he takes on the Orlando Magic.

On the season, Sabonis is averaging 18.9 points, 12.4 rebounds, and 6.7 assists on 62.1% from the field and 40.0% from three-point range. Over his last five games, Sabonis has averaged 22.4 points, 13.0 rebounds, and 7.0 assists on 65.2% from the field and 28.6% from three-point range. However, expect him to have a different experience against the Magic.

The Orlando Magic limit their opponents to 42.1 rebounds per game (5th in the NBA) while collecting 43.3 rebounds of their own (16th in the NBA). Given the length and athleticism on the Magic roster, expect Sabonis to fall short of 13.5 rebounds when the Kings hit the court.

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