We have a great slate of Western Conference [9PM EST] matchups tonight to close out this opening segment of the NBA. We start with the Sacramento Kings @ Denver Nuggets. The young upstart Nuggets seemed to have overachieved last season after making the Western Conference Finals. The Nuggets are led by Jamal Murray [O/U 22.5 Points], who played OUT OF HIS MIND in the playoffs. Including the postseason, Murray hit the over on his player prop betting line in 4 of the last 6 games. A GIANT joins Murray in Nikola Jokic [O/U 22.5 Points.] It should come as no surprise that when Jokic plays well, the Nuggets play well, Denver lost to the Lakers in the conference finals in 5 games, Jokic hit the over on his player prop betting line on one occasion. Closing out this young Nuggets team is Michael Porter Jr. [O/U 15.5 Points]. MPJ saw limited minutes in the regular season last year, averaging 9.3 PPG, so maybe look at the under on his player prop betting line. On the opposition, the Kings will be led by Swipa Fox, De’Aaron Fox [O/U 19.5 Points.] De’Aaron Fox is really coming into his own this league, averaging 21.2 PPG last season, so watch out for the over on his player prop betting line. Joining Fox in this Sacramento line-up is another sharpshooter in Buddy Hield [O/U 17.5 Points]. Hield has averaged north of 19 PPG in each of the last two seasons and has shot over 43% from the field, so Buddy Hield is another guy to look at the over on his player prop betting line.
What time is it??? It’s DAME TIME! Damian Lillard [O/U 25.5 Points] and the Portland Trailblazers are taking on the Utah Jazz in their first game of the season. They don’t call him Dam Dolla for no reason. Lillard has averaged over 25.5 PPG in each of the last four seasons, so look out for the over on his player prop betting line. Lillard is joined by 3J CJ McCollum [O/U 19.5 Points], who managed to find the scoring touch averaging 22.2 PPG last season, while consistently hitting the over on his player prop betting line. The Jazz also have a duo to be reckoned with in Rudy Gobert [O/U 27.5 Points + Rebounds], who has averaged well-over that number in each of the last two seasons, so watch out for the over on his player prop betting line. In this Jazz line-up, Joining Gobert is Donovan Mitchell [O/U 22.5 Points], who hit the over on his player prop betting line in 3 of the last 4 playoff games he’s participated in.
Closing out this Western Conference slate for tonight is the Dallas Mavericks @ Phoenix Suns. The Mavericks are led by a potential MVP candidate in Luka Doncic [O/U 44.5 Points + Rebounds + Assists], who can truly do it all. Doncic averaged a combined 47 last season at the age of 21, we can assume that is he only getting better so look at the over for his player prop betting line tonight. Tim Hardaway Jr. [O/U 16.5 Points] joins Doncic, Hardaway Jr. is a very good scorer but in two seasons with Dallas he has not averaged over 15.8 PPG so it is reasonable to look at the under on his player prop betting line. The opposition Phoenix Suns are also led by a potential MVP candidate in Devin Booker [O/U 25.5 Points], Booker averaged exactly 26.6 PPG in each of the last two seasons so expect him to hit the over on his player prop betting line tonight. DeAndre Ayton [O/U 1.5 Blocks] should be BIG for the Suns tonight. Ayton is one of the best shot blockers in the league, averaging exactly 1.5 BPG last season, so he is always capable of hitting the over on his player prop betting line.