3 Best NBA Prop Bets Today for Lakers vs. Nets (Trust LeBron James, Fade James Harden on Tuesday)

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James.
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James. / Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Lakers are getting star forward Anthony Davis back in the lineup on Tuesday against the Brooklyn Nets, and they are favored by 2.5 points at WynnBET Sportsbook

The Lakers need Davis to reignite what has been a slow start to the 2021-22 season, but can they turn it around against James Harden and the Nets?

Here are a few player props that I am considering for Tuesday’s showdown: 

Best Prop Bets for Lakers vs. Nets 

  • Russell Westbrook UNDER 17.5 Points (-115)
  • LeBron James OVER 29.5 Points (-115)
  • James Harden UNDER 11.5 Assists (-105)

Russell Westbrook UNDER 17.5 Points (-115)

Russell Westbrook has had a frustrating season shooting the ball, and he’s failed to clear this number in five of his last eight games. 

Now, Anthony Davis is returning to the lineup against the Nets, and that should mean that Westbrook will take even more of a step back on the offensive end. 

Russ is putting up just 18.6 points per game while shooting 43.7 percent from the field and 29.6 percent from 3, so I wouldn’t be surprised if he regresses from his last two games where he scored 18 and 24 points. 

LeBron James OVER 29.5 Points (-115)

LeBron James has said himself that he is in one of the “best zones” offensively of his career, and I don’t think that stops against the Brooklyn Nets tonight.

James will have less attention on him with Davis back in the lineup, and the Lakers star has scored 30 or more points in 13 of his last 17 games. 

Maybe Davis takes away some shots, but I doubt it given how well LeBron has played this season. 

James Harden UNDER 11.5 Assists (-105)

I’m selling high on James Harden’s assist prop now that it has climbed to 11.5 with the over juiced at -135 at WynnBET. 

Harden did have 13 assists in his last game, but he has cleared this number just twice in his last six contests, and I can’t get behind the juice at this number for him to go over. 

Harden is averaging 10.1 dimes per game this season, but he’s only picked up 12 or more in 13 of 41 games. Give me the under.

Peter Dewey’s betting record is 100-102-2 (-11.22 units) in the NBA this season. You can find all of his picks here.