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The NBA only has four games scheduled for Thursday evening, but there's plenty of interesting player props to keep an eye on!
When the Washington Wizards face the Toronto Raptors, Daniel Gafford will try to overcome the Raptors' athletic interior defense. When the Indiana Pacers take on the San Antonio Spurs, we'll be looking at Myles Turner to maintain his hot run of form. When the Golden State Warriors face the LA Clippers, Klay Thompson's production will be key once again.
Let's check out the bets!
Daniel Gafford doesn't play a starring role for the Washington Wizards, but his production is still important to their success. At DraftKings Sportsbook, Gafford is a +100 to fall short of 9.5 points when he faces the Toronto Raptors.
On the season, Gafford is averaging 8.5 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 0.9 assists on 74.9% shooting from the field. However, over his last five games, Gafford has averaged 7.8 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 1.2 assists on 81.0% shooting from the field.
Over his last five games, Gafford has cleared 9.5 points in just two matches. He's cleared 9.5 points in 27 of his 59 appearances this season. Gafford is in good form, but he'll likely have a difficult time navigating a Toronto Raptors frontcourt that boasts Jakob Poeltl, Precious Achiuwa, Chris Boucher, and Scottie Barnes. While he's sure to battle on the glass, we can't see Gafford having a big enough impact to clear 9.5 points.
On the season, Turner is averaging 18.2 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 1.3 assists on 54.9% from the field and 40.3% from three-point range. He's been on fire through his last three games, averaging 29.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 2.0 blocks on 72.3% from the field and 68.8% from three-point range.
Turner has cleared 22.5 points in just 15 of his 53 games this season but is on quite the hot streak. Against the league's worst defense in the San Antonio Spurs, we don't expect Turner to slow down at all. Expect Turner to clear 22.5 points with ease on Thursday night.
In Stephen Curry's stead, Klay Thompson has stepped up to lead the Golden State Warriors to victory. At Caesars Sportsbook, Klay Thompson is a +102 to clear 4.5 rebounds when he faces the LA Clippers.
On the season, Thompson is averaging 22.1 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 2.5 assists on 42.7% shooting from the field and 40.9% from three-point range. Over his last three games, Thompson has averaged 32.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 3.0 assists on 50.8% shooting from the field and 55.3% from three-point range.
Through the Warriors' three-game win streak, Thompson has cleared 4.5 rebounds in each match. On the season, he's cleared 4.5 rebounds in 18 of 50 matches. With so many injuries, Thompson has improved his production, so we expect him to get his fair share off the glass when he faces a Clippers team that has been average on the glass.
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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