Thursday's NBA schedule features five games, including an exciting primetime clash between the Phoenix Suns and Denver Nuggets. The Nuggets are a 4-point home favorite and the over/under is set at 231.5 points.
Here's three of the best prop bets for the Suns-Nuggets game, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.
Suns vs Nuggets Prop Bets Tonight
1. Will Barton - Points: Under 13.5 (-122)
Will Barton has been a reliable second scorer alongside Nikola Jokic for the majority of this season, but he is in the midst of a shooting slump. The 10th-year pro is shooting just 28.2% from the floor during his last four games and has not scored more than 10 points during that span. That is not good news considering the Suns rank third in defensive efficiency and allow the sixth-fewest points per game in the NBA (106.6). Phoenix may be on the second night of a back-to-back, but head coach Monty Williams has a defensive wizard in Mikal Bridges. Look for him to keep Barton in check tonight.
2. Nikola Jokic - Points + Rebounds + Assists: Over 48.5 (-111)
This prop bet has more to do with the narrative of this game more than anything else. The fact that Phoenix is on a back-to-back could lead to a couple of starters seeing limited playing time. A tired Deandre Ayton and a couple of backups facing off against a rested Nikola Jokic seems like a mismatch. Keep in mind the reigning NBA MVP has racked up more than 48 PRA in three of his last four games and is shooting 55.3% from the floor during that span. Simply put, Denver needs another big game from Jokic in order to stay in the thick of the playoff race.
3. Devin Booker - Rebounds: Under 4.5 (-130)
The Suns have all but locked up the No. 1 seed in the Western conference due in part to the efforts of three-time All-Star Devin Booker. The 25-year-old has improved his rebounding skills over the last few years and is now averaging a career-high 5.1 boards this season. Throw all of that out the window against the Nuggets, though. Denver allows the fewest opponent rebounds per game (49.5) and has Jokic controlling the glass. Booker has been leaned on to score lately and has logged more than 4 boards in a game just twice over his last seven outings. Back the under.
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