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Joel Embiid and Karl-Anthony Towns scored 70 and 62 points in dominating performances, but Towns’ Minnesota Timberwolves blew a fourth-quarter lead and fell to the Charlotte Hornets. Meanwhile, the Phoenix Suns stayed hot and beat the Chicago Bulls thanks to 43 points by Kevin Durant.
Here are our favorite NBA player prop picks for Tuesday.
Haliburton made his return from a hamstring strain last Friday and was a full participant, recording 35 minutes in a loss against the Portland Trail Blazers. He only took 14 shots (below his season average of 16.9) but still managed 21 points and 17 assists without having any sort of shooting rhythm.
The Indiana Pacers are facing the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday. Denver is quietly a strong defensive team but is only slightly above average in defensive rating in the league, and Haliburton has a great chance to return to the All-Star form he produced before his injury now that he has a game and a few days of rest under his belt.
Randle only went over this total twice in his last 11 games, yet we believe he has a golden opportunity to grab double-digit boards on Tuesday. Teammate Isaiah Hartenstein did not practice on Monday and is questionable with an ankle injury, and his potential absence would shift more of the rebounding onus onto Randle.
The Brooklyn Nets have gone from one of the best three-point shooting teams in the league to ranking just 16th in percentage (36.3%). They also don’t have many great interior rebounders aside from Nicolas Claxton, who Randle is stronger than and can overpower in one-on-one contested rebounds.
Reports emerged recently that the New Orleans Pelicans are open to listening to offers for Jones, one of the league’s best defensive players, but someone whose offensive limitations have hindered his team’s offense. However, Jones is shooting a ridiculous 52.8% from three-point land in January and made at least one three in every game.
Jones went over this line in five of his last 10 games and is about to face a Utah Jazz squad that ranks 21st in three-point percentage allowed. With some of Utah’s bigger bodies figuring to draw the assignment of slowing down Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram, Jones should find himself open in the corner on numerous occasions.
Holmgren is not a great rebounder for his height or the standard of a starting center in the NBA and only collected five boards in three straight games. That said, he is about to face a Portland Trail Blazers team that shoots the worst percentage from the floor in the league, which should give him plenty of rebounding opportunities.
The main concern here is that the Oklahoma City Thunder blew the Blazers out both times they played them, and Holmgren has yet to record more than 20 minutes (over 7.5 rebounds) against this opponent. But as long as they can stay within 20 points, Holmgren should have a great chance to go over his total.
Davis is going a long way to rebranding himself across the league. Not only is he consistently available (tied for the lead in games played over the last year), but he’s been much more aggressive and is up to 24.9 points per game for the year.
LeBron James is out with an ankle injury, which leaves Davis as the primary scorer against a Los Angeles Clippers team that doesn’t have much interior size. Davis scored 30+ points in three of four games without LeBron this season and should get a ton of looks given his individual matchup advantage against all of the Clippers’ defenders.
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