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April 9th NBA Player Props – Best Bets for Friday Games

Eric Rosales

by Eric Rosales in NBA Basketball

Apr 9, 2021 · 6:00 AM PDT

Zach LaVine dribbling covered by defender
Zach LaVine and the Bulls are in Atlanta to take on the Hawks Friday night. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire)
  • Nine NBA games are scheduled to take place on Friday, April 9
  • Extensive player props are available for many of the league’s biggest stars
  • See below to see where we think the betting value lies

Buckle up for a fun Friday night in the Association.

While there isn’t a mega-matchup like we’ve had the last few nights, there are definitely some intriguing battles to keep an eye on, including the Philadelphia 76ers in New Orleans, trying to climb back into a tie with the Nets atop the East.

The 3rd-place Clippers take on Houston and the 4th-place Nuggets are in action against the Spurs, just a game separating them in the Western Conference.

The 8-seeds in both the East and West square off in New York, with the Memphis Grizzlies in town to battle the Knicks, while plenty of guard power dots the floor in San Francisco with the Warriors hosting the Wizards.

Let’s take a look at the player props available and some of our favorite wagers.

NBA Player Props – Friday, April 9

IND v ORL Points at FanDuel Rebounds Assists Three Pointers Made
Terrence Ross (ORL) 19.5 (O -112 | U -108) 3.5 (O -118 | U -102) 2.5 (O -140 | U +114) 2.5 (O +116 | U -148)
Wendell Carter (ORL) 13.5 (O -110 | U -110) 9.5 (O +104 | U -128) 2.5 (O +126 | U -154) OFF
MEM vs NYK Points Rebounds Assists Three Pointers Made
Ja Morant (MEM) 18.5 (O +100 | U -122) 4.5 (O -120 | U -102) 7.5 (O -104 | U -118) 1.5 (O +164 | U -215)
Jonas Valanciunas (MEM) 16.5 (O -110 | U -110) 14.5 (O +112 | U -138) OFF 1.5 (O +130 | U -166)
Julius Randle (NYK) 24.5 (O -108 | U -114) 10.5 (O -108 | U -112) 5.5 (O -128 | U +104) 2.5 (O +112 | U -142)
RJ Barrett (NYK) 16.5 (O -116 | U -106) 5.5 (O -115 | U -105) 2.5 (O -142 | U +116) 1.5 (O +112 | U -142)
MIN vs BOS Points Rebounds Assists Three Pointers Made
Karl Anthony Towns (MIN) 26.5 (O -114 | U -108) 11.5 (O -105 | U -115) 4.5 (O +118 | U -144) 2.5 (O -128 | U +100)
Anthony Edwards (MIN) 21.5 (O -116 | U -106) 5.5 (O +102 | U -124) 2.5 (O +126 | U -154) 2.5 (O +114 | U -146)
Jaylen Brown (BOS) 23.5 (O -108 | U -112) 6.5 (O +110 | U -134) 35 (O +122 | U -150 ) 2.5 (O -148 | U +116)
Jayson Tatum (BOS) 24.5 (O -110 | U -110) 7.5 (O +100 | U -122) 4.5 (O +100 | U -122 ) 2.5 (O -130 | U +102)
CHI vs ATL Points Rebounds Assists Three Pointers Made
Zach LaVine (CHI) 23.5 (O -130 | U +106) 4.5 (O -144 | U +118) 5.5 (O +104 | U -128) 2.5 (O -148 | U +116)
Nikola Vucevic (CHI) 23.5 (O -106 | U -116) 10.5 (O -122 | U +100) 3.5 (O -122 | U +100) 2.5 (O +150 | U -194)
Thaddeus Young (CHI) 12.5 (O -106 | U -116) 7.5 (O +116 | U -142) 4.5 (O +118 | U -144) OFF
Patrick Williams (CHI) 9.5 (O +104 | U -128) 4.5 (O -110 | U -110) OFF OFF
PHI vs NOP Points Rebounds Assists Three Pointers Made
Joel Embiid (PHI) 28.5 (O -108 | U -114) 10.5 (O +106 | U -130) 2.5 (O -144 | U +118) 1.5 (O +138 | U -178)
Ben Simmons (PHI) 14.5 (O -108 | U -114) 6.5 (O -128 | U +104) 6.5 (O -140 | U +114) OFF
Tobias Harris (PHI) 19.5 (O -108 | U -114) 6.5 (O -128 | U +104) 3.5 (O +110) | U -134) 1.5 (O +132 | U -170)
Seth Curry (PHI) 10.5 (O -122 | U +100) 1.5 (O -162 | U +104) 2.5 (O +116) | U -142) 2.5 (O +132 | U -170)
CHA vs MIL Points Rebounds Assists Three Pointers Made
Terry Rozier (CHA) 22.5 (O -118 | U -104) 4.5 (O +116 | U -142) 2.5 (O -144 | U +118) 3.5 (O -160 | U +124)
Devonte Graham (CHA) 15.5 (O -116 | U -106) 3.5 (O +132 | U -162) 6.5 (O -140 | U +114) 3.5 (O -120 | U -106)
Miles Bridges (CHA) 13.5 (O -116 | U -106) 6.5 (O +100 | U -122) 3.5 (O +110) | U -134) 1.5 (O -166 | U +130)
PJ Washington (CHA) 11.5 (O -122 | U +100) 6.5 (O -130 | U +106) 2.5 (O +116) | U -142) 1.5 (O -156 | U +122)
SAS vs DEN Points Rebounds Assists Three Pointers Made
DeMar DeRozan (SAS) 19.5 (O -106 | U -116) 4.5 (O +110 | U -134) 6.5 (O -122 | U +100) OFF
Dejounte Murray (SAS) 15.5 (O -104 | U -118) 6.5 (O +114 | U -140) 4.5 (O -138 | U +112) OFF
Nikola Jokic (DEN) 24.5 (O -112 | U -108) 10.5 (O -118 | U -104) 9.5 (O -112 | U -108) 1.5 (O +146 | U -188)
Michael Porter Jr (DEN) 18.5 (O -114 | U -108) 8.5 (O -130 | U +106) OFF 2.5 (O -113 | U -113)
HOU vs LAC Points Rebounds Assists Three Pointers Made
Christian Wood (HOU) 20.5 (O -110 | U -110) 9.5 (O -105 | U -115) OFF 1.5 (O -158 | U +124)
Kevin Porter JR (HOU) 16.5 (O -102 | U -120) 3.5 (O -150 | U +122) 5.5 (O -148 | U +120) 1.5 (O -180 | U +140)
Kelly Olynyk (HOU) 13.5 (O -110 | U -110) 7.5 (O +110 | U -134) 2.5 (O -115 | U -104) 1.5 (O -164 | U +128)
WAS vs GSW Points Rebounds Assists Three Pointers Made
Russell Westbrook (WAS) 23.5 (O -112 | U -108) 12.5 (O -106 | U -114) 11.5 (O -104 | U -118) 1.5 (O +162 | U -210)
Bradley Beal (WAS) 29.5 (O -108 | U -112) 5.5 (O +114 | U -140) 4.5 (O +102 | U -124) 2.5 (O +132 | U -170)
Stephen Curry (GSW) 31.5 (O -106 | U -116) 6.5 (O +110 | U -134) 6.5 (O -102 | U -120) 4.5 (O -130 | U +102)
Andrew Wiggins (GSW) 18.5 (O -116 | U -106) OFF 2.5 (O -132 | U +108) 2.5 (O +144 | U -186)

Odds as of April 8. 

Go Low on LaVine

It’s been a career year for the Bulls guard, who earned his first all-star nod this year in his seventh season. LaVine is seventh in the NBA in scoring at a 27.2 point per game clip, but recent developments have stunted that high-octane production.

Chicago went big at the trade deadline, acquiring Nikola Vucevic from the Magic, in a move indicating the Bulls are serious about making the postseason. Vucevic has been solid since coming over, averaging 22.6 points in seven games, but it’s eaten into their leading scorer’s pie.

In the six games they’ve played together, LaVine has gone over the 23.5-point total just once, and has scored under 20 points in three. On Thursday night against the Raptors, he finished with 22 on 8-for-16 shooting. After taking 20+ field goals in five of the previous six games prior to the trade, he’s broken that threshold once with his new teammate.

But the results are starting to show, and the Bulls are on a three-game win streak and 3.5 games up on the Raptors for the final play-in spot. LaVine and Vucevic should be a lethal duo in due time, but for now, bank on the continuing process of figuring it out.

  • The Pick: LaVine UNDER 23.5 points (+106)

Seth Will Strike

Seth Curry’s stats still look great, as he’s shooting 41.6% on threes this season, but those shooting percentages have gone down every month, and he’s currently hitting at a 36% mark in April.

Curry has only broken the 2.5-make threshold four times in his last 15 games, but this is solely a bet on the opposition. The Pelicans allow teams to shoot 39.4% against them from three-point range, the worst mark in the league. Basically, every team they play turns into the 2nd-best three-point shooting team in the NBA.

New Orleans has allowed at least one player on the opposition to make three or more triples in a contest for 31 straight games. Of those, teams featured at least two players hitting that mark 23 times. They also just recently let Atlanta go 11-for-11 from deep in a quarter.

Let’s play the percentages and move on.

  • The Pick: Seth Curry OVER 2.5 three-point makes (+132)

Trust in Russ

Russell Westbrook’s recent box scores are straight up bonkers. In the last 14 games, he’s failed to crack double-digits in rebounds just twice. During that time, the Wizards’ point man has surpassed the 12.5 rebound total 10 times, and he’s had at least 14 rebounds in six of the last seven games.

He’s also been multi-tasking, racking up double-digit assists in 14 of the last 17 games, crushing the projected 11.5 total 10 different occasions. Feel free to take the over on that wager.

But I’m still shocked at the rebounding, and that’s where we’ll stay, as Russ happens to be facing a Golden State Warriors team that’s 29th in the NBA in opponent rebounding, allowing 48 boards against per game.

They turn every opponent into the 2nd-best rebounding squad in the league night in and night out. Watch Russ cook.

  • The Pick: Westbrook OVER 12.5 rebounds (-106) 

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