The 2021-22 NBA season is in full swing. Thursday's basketball action features a showdown between the Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers.
Here's three of the best prop bets for Lakers-76ers, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.
Lakers vs 76ers Player Props
1. LeBron James - Points: Over 28.5 (-116)
LeBron James has been on an absolute tear in recent weeks. The 37-year-old superstar has averaged 32.5 points over his last 18 games, which is promising for the over on this prop. James has also finished with at least 29 points in all but three games over that stretch. Philadelphia's Joel Embiid has also been on fire lately and it's tough to imagine James taking a backseat in the spotlight to him. He had a 34-point showing the last time he faced the 76ers last season, so expect more greatness from The King tonight.
2. Joel Embiid - Rebounds: Under 11.5 (-128)
The Lakers enter this game while being tied for giving up the fifth-most rebounds this season. Meanwhile, Embiid has hit the over on this prop six times in his last seven games. With that being said, the Lakers are actually solid at limiting opposing centers' rebound numbers, holding the position to just 15.1 total RPG (T-No. 9). Los Angeles is usually a tougher matchup for Embiid as well, proven by his 9.5 RPG in six contests against the Lakers being lower than his career average of 11.2. Even though the NBA MVP candidate will likely make some kind of impact on the scoresheet, there's a good chance that Embiid finishes with the under on this prop.
3. Russell Westbrook - Assists: Under 7.5 (-114)
After leading the NBA with 11.7 assists per game last season, Russell Westbrook is averaging just 7.7 in the 2021-22 campaign. When it comes to this prop, he's finished with the under in seven of his last eight outings. Things won't get much easier for him against the 76ers, who are giving up the seventh-fewest assists at home. Even though this could wind up being a high-scoring game, Westbrook's recent play shouldn't give bettors the confidence to go with the over here.
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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.