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6 Best Player Prop Bets for Friday Night's NBA Slate

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Friday night in the NBA is typically a star-studded affair. And that means there are plenty of prop bets on those big-time players to appease the masses.


Make sure you head to the FanDuel Sportsbook and check out the full list of odds, but here are the five props to keep an eye on tonight.

5. Kyrie Irving: Under 22.5 Total Points (-120) at Toronto Raptors

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Kyrie Irving was absolutely brutal (2-for-14 FG, 1-for-8 on 3PT) in the Celtics' season opener. But that makes sense, considering that was his first regular-season game since last March 11. I think Kyrie will pick it back up at some point this season, but he's still being eased along early on this season and the emergence of Terry Rozier makes that a much lengthier process. Kyrie played 29 minutes in the season opener, and if he's around that range again tonight, it'll make it that much harder for him to hit the 23-point mark.

4. Kyle Lowry: Over 16.5 Total Points (+100) vs. Boston Celtics

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To score more than 16.5 points for a guy that just dropped 27 on 10-for-12 shooting (5-for-6 from 3PT) in the season opener seems like a gimme. Granted, the Celtics are a much better defensive unit than the Cavaliers, but point guard is probably the best area to attack these guys. Lowry has scored 16 points or more in nine of his last 13 meetings with the Celtics.

3. Kevin Love: Over 21.5 Total Points (-110) & Over 9.5 Total Rebounds (-110) at Minnesota Timberwolves

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Let's take a trip down memory lane Kevin Love goes back to the place he called home for the first six years of his NBA career. He actually finished with 21 points and seven rebounds, nearly identical to the two numbers here, in the season opener. However, Love will likely match up against Karl-Anthony Towns (one of the NBA's worst statistical defenders in 2017-18) and a gaudy double-double certainly isn't out of the question -- just ask LaMarcus Aldridge about how things went on Wednesday. You're not allowed to parlay these two options, so taking them both straight up is the only way to go.

2. Giannis Antetokounmpo: Under 27.5 Total Points (-120) vs. Indiana Pacers

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The Pacers have done a great job of limiting Giannis Antetokounmpo, in terms of scoring, as he's only dropped 27 points or more twice in the last eight meetings against the Pacers. Things will be a bit more challenging for Indiana, though, as they lost a professional defender in Lance Stephenson to the Lakers this offseason. However, there are a lot of mouths to feed on this Bucks team, so The Greek Freak could miss the mark due to lack of volume alone.

1. Kevin Durant: Over 25.5 Total Points (-120) at Utah Jazz

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Despite going 0-for-5 from three-point range, Kevin Durant looked excellent in the team's opener in a tough one-on-one matchup with Paul George. KD ended up with 27 points in the affair and I expect that he'll be a shoe-in to hit the 26-point mark with other teammates in much tougher matchups tonight.

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Al Walsh is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Al Walsh also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username 14AdotWalsh. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.