NBA Prop Bets: Today’s Best Bets for Player Props, Feb. 6

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NBA Prop Bets: Today’s Best Bets for Player Props
Colton Pool @CPoolReporter Feb 06, 2023, 8:00 AM
  • I pick my favorite NBA player prop bets for today's games.
  • Lines are provided by BetMGM sportsbook.

There are eight games to consider for NBA betting on Monday, Feb. 6, and I’ve identified a few favorable player prop bets on the BetMGM online sportsbook that you could ponder ahead of tonight’s action.

NBA Player Prop Bets: Monday, Feb. 6

Robert Williams III Over 9.5 Points (+110)

Boston Celtics at Detroit Pistons, 7 p.m. ET

Celtics center Robert Williams III is averaging 12.7 points per game for the season. That average is down to 9.5 points in his last six contests, but he’s still reached double figures three times during that stretch.

This should be a more beneficial matchup for him. The Pistons’ centers are 20th in defensive rating.

Nic Claxton Under 16.5 Points (-130) 

Los Angeles Clippers at Brooklyn Nets, 7:30 p.m. ET

Now that Kyrie Irving has been traded to Dallas, that gives opposing defenses the chance to focus on the Nets’ other players like center Nic Claxton. 

Claxton averages 13 points per game, and he’s been under this total in four straight contests. Now he has to face the Clippers, who are 11th in defensive rating at the center position.

Brook Lopez Under 1.5 3-Pointers (-175)

Milwaukee Bucks at Portland Trail Blazers, 10 p.m. ET

Brook Lopez has been a consistent perimeter shooter for the Bucks. This season, he averages 1.8 made 3-pointers per game on 37% shooting from deep.

However, he hasn’t made a 3 in his last four games. And this one won’t be any easier at Portland, as the Trail Blazers are in the top half of the NBA in fewest 3-pointers allowed per contest.


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What is an NBA Prop Bet?

NBA player prop bets allow bettors to bet on very specific aspects of a game involving a player outcome. You might choose to bet on how many points your favorite player will score or whether or not a game will go to overtime.

In contrast, traditional straight bets often allow bettors to take a position on games in ways that are commonly mentioned in handicapping media, like the total, an NBA point spread, or NBA moneyline. Generally speaking, they are bets on the overall outcome of a game.

Exploring the NBA props page at your favorite online sportsbook is the best way to discover all the different types of props.

NBA Player Prop Bets

While there are a seemingly infinite number of potential NBA prop bets, the most popular are often player props that revolve around basic stat accumulation for star players. Things like:

“Will Steph Curry score more than 29.5 points?”

“Will Russell Westbrook record a triple-double?”

“Will Chris Paul record at least 8 assists?”

Many player props are centered around betting whether or not a specific player will record over or under a specific number on a given basketball statistic.

For a more complex bet, you can also bet whether or not a specific player will record over or under a specific number for a combined set of basketball statistics. For example, you might be that Kevin Durant records fewer than 49.5 combined points, rebounds and assists.

These player props are great options in online sports betting for those who want to isolate their wager to one specific player, rather than gamble on the collective performance of a team. If you don’t like any of today’s NBA betting lines, you can always consider the player prop market.

What is the Most Popular NBA Player Prop Bet?

The top 10 most popular NBA player prop bet types are: 

  1. Total Points scored
  2. Which player will score the 1st field goal 
  3. Total 3-point shots made
  4. Total Points + Rebounds + Assists by one player
  5. Total Rebounds
  6. Total Assists
  7. Total Assists + Rebound by one player
  8. Which player will score the 1st field goal + which team wins
  9. Total Points + Assists by one player
  10. Total Blocks

You can bet any individual category as a single prop bet. You also may be able to combine multiple props to create favorable NBA parlays.

NBA Team Prop Bets

Unlike individual player props, NBA team prop bets are wagers on a specific element of a team’s performance. Rather than betting on a team’s game outcome with a total or point spread, some bettors might choose to bet on a more granular detail of a game.

For instance, in a game between the Lakers and Celtics, one bettor may choose to bet on which team scores 20 points first, or which team calls the first timeout of the game.

Much like the extensive marketplace for player props, there are a seemingly infinite number of team props available for savvy bettors. The best way to discover them all is by exploring the NBA Props page at your favorite online sportsbook.

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Colton Pool

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Colton Pool is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM living in Bozeman, Montana, focusing on the NFL and NBA. Previously, he covered Montana State football at the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and worked at newspapers in his home state of North Dakota. He graduated from North Dakota State in 2015.

Colton Pool is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM living in Bozeman, Montana, focusing on the NFL and NBA. Previously, he covered Montana State football at the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and worked at newspapers in his home state of North Dakota. He graduated from North Dakota State in 2015.