The 2022-23 NBA season is in full swing with 10 more matchups set for action on Wednesday. That includes a battle between Eastern Conference contenders in the Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks as well as a Western Conference showdown between the Los Angeles Lakers and Denver Nuggets.
There's more than enough opportunities for bettors to get in on the action tonight. Here's a look at three of the best prop bets for Wednesday's slate, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook's NBA odds.
NBA Player Props
1. Brook Lopez - Made Threes: Over 1.5 (-142)
The Bucks have needed someone to step up from beyond the arc with Khris Middleton sidelined due to a wrist injury. Fortunately for them, Brook Lopez has wasted no time taking on that role. He's already jacked up 18 three-pointers in his first two games combined, making seven of them. In a matchup against Brooklyn, he has a chance to ball out from deep once again versus his former team. The Nets rank dead last in defensive efficiency and are allowing an opponent three-point percentage of 44.3% (No. 30 in NBA). Bettors looking to avoid a juiced line here can back Lopez to nail at least 3 three-pointers at +235 odds instead.
2. Joel Embiid - Points: Over 27.5 (-115)
The Philadelphia 76ers got off to a slow start but are starting to sort things out on offense. Joel Embiid has been the obvious leader up front with 26.8 points per game and gets to face a familiar foe tonight in the Toronto Raptors. Embiid played in Scotiabank Arena five times last season and logged at least 28 points in four of those games. The Raptors lack a true center and are relying on Pascal Siakam to get the job done around the rim. His size (6-foot-9, 230 pounds) pales in comparison to Embiid (7 feet, 280 pounds). Look for the Sixers star to build on his 9.0 free throw attempts per game average tonight and battle for a 30-point performance down low.
3. Damian Lillard - Points, Rebounds & Assists: Under 36.5 (-113)
Fading one of the hottest players in the NBA is never easy. Damian Lillard is averaging a ridiculous 33.2 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.3 assists through Portland's first four games. He draws a nightmare matchup on Wednesday night, though. Miami is allowing only 40.0 points in the paint per game (T-No. 2 in NBA) as well as an opposing shooting percentage of just 44.3% (No. 8 in NBA). The Heat are going to force Lillard to settle for contested jump shots instead of driving to the rim. Also keep in mind that Miami is giving up the seventh-fewest points, eighth-fewest rebounds and third-fewest assists to opposing point guards this season. Lillard could lead his team to victory and still fall well short of this mark.
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