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April 22nd NBA Props – Player Props and Best Bets for Thursday Games

Quinn Allen

by Quinn Allen in NBA Basketball

Apr 22, 2021 · 7:08 AM PDT

Can Zion Williamson hit the over in points for the third-straight game? (Photo by Stephen Lew/Icon Sportswire)
  • It’s a light schedule across the association on Thursday, April 22nd
  • However, there are some enticing player props for bettors to keep an eye on
  • See available player props and best bets below

After a full slate on Wednesday, there will be just six games across the NBA on April 22nd. There is no shortage of marquee matchups though.

Devin Booker and the Suns face the improving Celtics, although Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown are questionable due to minor injuries. Phoenix will be looking to build off a crucial win over the Sixers, with Booker hitting a dagger to seal it for Monty Williams’ team on Wednesday night.

Elsewhere, Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks take on Eastern Conference rivals, Philly.

The Lakers are also in action against the Mavericks as Anthony Davis aims for a return to the lineup after a 30-game absence, while two struggling teams in the Hornets and Bulls meet.

Below you’ll find player props available for Thursday’s slate, excluding Lakers vs Mavericks, which wasn’t available at time of publish.

April 22nd NBA Player Props

NOP vs ORL Points at FanDuel Rebounds Assists Three Pointers Made
Zion Williamson (NOP) 29.5 (O -118 | U -104) 8.5 (O +110 | U -134) 3.5 (O -150 | U +122) OTB
Brandon Ingram (NOP) 23.5 (O -118 | U -104) 5.5 (O +114 | U -140) 4.5 (O +122 | U -150) 2.5 (O +146 | U -188)
Wendell Carter (ORL) 13.5 (O +100 | U -122) 8.5 (O -118 | U -104) OTB OTB
Chuma Okeke (ORL) 11.5 (O -110 | U -110) 4.5 (O -134 | U +110) 2.5 (O -142 | U +116) 1.5 (O +114 | U -146)
PHI vs MIL Points Rebounds Assists Three Pointers Made
Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL) 27.5 (O -110 | U -112) 10.5 (O -115 | U -105) 5.5 (O +118 | U -144) 1.5 (O +158 | U -205)
Khris Middleton (MIL) 20.5 (O -106 | U -116) 5.5 (O -112 | U -108) 4.5 (O -114| U -106) 1.5 (O -184 | U +142)
Jrue Holiday (MIL) 17.5 (O -116 | U -106) 4.5 (O -105| U -115) 5.5 (O +116 | U -142) 1.5 (O -154 | U +120)
PHX vs BOS Points Rebounds Assists Three Pointers Made
Devin Booker (PHX) 25.5 (O -104 | U -118) 4.5 (O +114 | U -140) 4.5 (O -138 | U +112) 1.5 (O -180 | U +140)
Chris Paul (PHX) 17.5 (O -104 | U -118) 4.5 (O +100 | U -122) 8.5 (O -118 | U -104) 1.5 (O -150 | U +118)
CHA vs CHI Points Rebounds Assists Three Pointers Made
Terry Rozier (CHA) 22.5 (O -108 | U -112) 5.5 (O +116 | U -142) 5.5 (O +122 | U -150) 2.5 (O -164 | U +128)
Miles Bridges (CHA) 15.5 (O -116 | U -104) 7.5 (O +108 | U -132) 2.5 (O +114 | U -140) 1.5 (O -178 | U +138)
Devonte’ Graham (CHA) 14.5 (O -122 | U +100) 2.5 (O +102 | U -124) 5.5 (O -152 | U +124) 2.5 (O -172 | U +134)

Odds as of April 22nd

Another Big Night for Zion

Despite the New Orleans Pelicans being on a four-game losing skid, Zion Williamson has been popping off lately. The 2019 first overall pick is averaging 31 points per night in his last 12 games and along the way, there have been some tough opponents. The Pels have played the Nuggets, Celtics, Sixers, and Nets during that span, but it hasn’t been a factor for Zion.

In fact, the 20-year-old has hit the over in five of his last seven appearances and is fresh off a 33 and 34-point performance against the Knicks and Brooklyn, respectively. Williamson’s offensive brilliance isn’t necessarily helping the team win ballgames, but there’s no doubt that he is a force to be reckoned with lately.

What’s even more impressive is that Zion doesn’t even shoot threes. All of these points are coming from him barreling to the hoop and finishing high-percentage looks.

Thursday’s contest vs Orlando is not only an opportunity for Stan Van Gundy’s team to break out of their cold streak. It’s also the perfect stage for Williamson to show out and light up a 24th ranked Magic defense.

Tons of value here on the former Duke star to hit the over again.

  • Pick: Zion Williamson Over 29.5 Points (-118)

Bridges Steps Up Again

Since Gordon Hayward sprained his foot in early April, Miles Bridges has been in the starting five in every single game. He’s actually been very impressive as well, averaging 19.4 points in nine appearances since Hayward went on the shelf. That’s a clear improvement from his 11.5 points per game on the season.

Bridges has also hit the over in six of his last eight contests while torching the Nets for 33 last week. The former Michigan State star is clearly thriving with the opportunity to be in the first unit. With Charlotte dealing with countless injuries as of late, someone has needed to step up and make up for the absence of the Hornets’ key players. Bridges has done just that, although the team has still been dropping games.

Thursday’s opponent in the Bulls have also been struggling and their defense is certainly nothing to write home about. Given the way Bridges has been scoring at will, it’s a worthy bet to take the over.

  • Pick: Miles Bridges Over 15.5 Points (-116)
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