3 Best Prop Bets for Hawks vs Warriors on Jan. 2 (Klay Thompson Keeps Thriving in Stephen Curry's Absence)
The 2022-23 NBA season has 11 matchups slated for Monday, Jan. 2, including a showdown between the Atlanta Hawks (17-19) and Golden State Warriors (19-18). FanDuel Sportsbook slightly favors one side more than the other, listing the Warriors as 1.5-point home favorites in a game where the projected total is 237 points.
Here are three of the best prop bets for this Hawks-Warriors game, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook's NBA odds.
Hawks vs Warriors Player Props
1. Klay Thompson — Points: Over 24.5 (-125)
Stephen Curry being sidelined means that the Warriors have begun relying on Klay Thompson more often. The veteran sharpshooter is averaging 23.0 field-goal attempts and 28.0 points over his last three games. While Thompson will likely see a lot of Dejounte Murray tonight, he's a good bet to net at least 24 points for the fourth game in a row, The Hawks have allowed 122.3 PPG over their last three games and with FanDuel projecting another high-scoring battle, the volume will be there for Thompson to hit the over.
2. Kevon Looney — Rebounds: Over 9.5 (-138)
Kevon Looney has been enjoying another successful campaign around the glass, leading the Warriors with a career-high 7.9 rebounds per game. His rebounding has been even more impressive at Chase Center, where he's averaging 10.6 boards in his last nine home games, finishing in double digits in six of those contests. Now, Looney gets to face the Hawks, who are without No. 1 center Clint Capela. Needless to say, the Golden State big man's life will be much easier tonight, especially with Atlanta allowing the 13th-most rebounds to his position.
3. Trae Young — Points + Assists: Over 37.5 (-122)
Trae Young continues displaying a ton of talent when it comes to setting up teammates while hitting his own shots, averaging 27.4 points and 9.9 assists through 32 games. As far as this prop bet goes, Young has given bettors some good reasons to back the over, averaging a combined 39.6 points and assists in his last six games and hitting this over in four of those contests. Just like with Thompson and his prop, Young should see a ton of opportunities to rack up some points and assists in what's projected to be a shootout. Whether or not the Hawks win, I'm expecting another big performance from Young here.
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