The 2021-22 NBA season is in full swing. Saturday's basketball action features a primetime matchup between the Los Angeles Lakers and Portland Trail Blazers.
Here's three of the best prop bets for Pelicans-Warriors, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.
Lakers vs Trail Blazers Best Prop Bets
1. Damian Lillard - Points: Under 26.5 (-112)
After averaging at least 25.1 points per game every season since 2015-16, Damian Lillard is averaging a career-worst 17.8 PPG in 2021-22. Now, he has a date with a Lakers team that's allowing 103.0 PPG over their last three contests. Any other season, it'd be easy to imagine Lillard hitting the over on this prop, however, he has yet to score more than 26 points this season. Considering that he only put up four points against the Indiana Pacers on Friday, it's hard to find confidence in "Dame Time," especially against a Lakers team coming off a disappointing loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
2. Russell Westbrook - Rebounds: Under 9.5 (-102)
Entering the 2021-22 NBA season, Russell Westbrook averaged double-digit rebounds in five of the previous six years. However, he's averaging "just" 8.1 RPG in his first Lakers campaign. Keeping that in mind, he may have issues collecting boards against one of the best rebounding teams in the league. The Trail Blazers are averaging 50.8 RPG (T-5th) this season, including 46.0 RPG over their last three contests — the best average during that span. Westbrook hasn't hit 10 rebounds since Oct. 27. His time will come, but it just may not happen against Portland.
3. Kent Bazemore - Threes Made: Over 1.5 (+128)
Kent Bazemore has been doing decent as a role player for the Lakers, averaging 6.8 PPG on an average of 27.3 minutes played. There's also a good chance that he hits the over on this prop bet tonight. The Trail Blazers haven't done a good job at stopping shots from beyond the arc, giving up 14.9 made threes per game (28th) on 37.9% accuracy (25th). While he averaging 1.3 threes made this season, Bazemore is 10-for-26 in games where he takes at least three 3-pointers. Portland's also giving up nearly 40 shots from three-point range per game, so the volume should be there for Bazemore to hit at least two.
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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.