With a loaded 10-game slate scheduled for the NBA tonight, bettors looking to get some action down have a wide array of options at their fingertips. Tonight’s Nuggets-Grizzlies game has an especially attractive NBA player prop bet on the board involving center Nikola Jokic.
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Nikola Jokic to Triple-Double
The back-to-back NBA MVP Award winner has been on an unbelievable triple-double run of late, having accomplished the feat in 15 of his past 20 games. Jamal Murray’s increased offensive production has led to more assist opportunities for Jokic — the Joker’s assist rate has ticked up from 41.2% to 43.3% since Jan. 1. Further, his rebound rate has gone up to 22.9% in 2023, a marked increase from the 19.2% he recorded at the start of this season.
Knowing that the points are a virtual given, as Jokic has failed to reach double-digit scoring in only two of his 55 games, Denver’s center should have much shorter odds than -105 to record a triple-double. Seeing a number inside of standard juice at -105 on FanDuel, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better prop to bet on a nightly basis than this one.
Best NBA Bet: Nikola Jokic Triple Double (-105) at FanDuel
Anthony Davis O/U 43.5 Points, Rebounds & Assists
Although the Los Angeles Lakers are watching their playoff chances diminish, Anthony Davis will do everything in his power to keep the Lakers alive without LeBron James. The star center has seen small boosts to his usage and rebound rate with James off the floor this season. He is averaging only 41 points, rebounds and assists per game (26-12.5-2.5) but James’ absence should lead to an above-average showing for him.
Worries about his matchup against Rudy Gobert should be extinguished by the fact Minnesota has played at the association’s fifth-fastest pace this season. Extra possessions will make up for some tough defense in the paint. OddsShopper’s tools back up this play as a positive xROI bet, furthering the case to make this a featured play on your betting card tonight.
Best NBA Bet: Anthony Davis Over 43.5 Points (-110) at DraftKings