Best NBA Prop Bets Today: Back Cade Cunningham, Fade Deandre Ayton and More on Tuesday

Detroit Pistons guard Cade Cunningham.
Detroit Pistons guard Cade Cunningham. / Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports

The BetSided team is all in on player props for this NBA season, sharing our favorite and best prop bet picks each day during the year. 

Best NBA Prop Bets Record to Date

  • NBA Best Prop Bets Record: 124-104-4

Here are the plays our team is eyeing for tonight’s slate with all odds via WynnBET:

Best NBA Prop Bets Today

  • Josh Hart OVER 8.5 Rebounds (-115)
  • DeAndre Ayton UNDER 10.5 Rebounds (-125)
  • Ja Morant UNDER 25.5 Points (-125)
  • Ja Morant OVER 25.5 Points (-125)
  • Cade Cunningham OVER 5.5 Assists (+100)

Josh Hart OVER 8.5 Rebounds (-115)

Seems strange to back an undersized wing to go over 8.5 rebounds, but Hart has been an impressive stat-filler for the Pelicans this season.

Hart has gone OVER 8.5 in four of his last five games, with the lone UNDER coming in their 101-86 victory vs. Golden State on Jan. 6 (he had six).

More importantly, the Pelicans need him on the floor, evidenced by game logs that go anywhere from 34-41 minutes over his last eight games.

Minnesota, despite their top 10 defensive rating, is the second worst defensive rebounding percentage team in the NBA. Hart should have plenty of volume tonight, and may even be in a position for a double-double. -- Ben Heisler

DeAndre Ayton UNDER 10.5 Rebounds (-125)

DeAndre Ayton made his return to action for the first time this calendar year on Saturday night, but he only managed to grab a total of eight rebounds in a game against the Miami Heat. 

Despite the poor performance on the glass, his rebounding total remains at 10.5 for tonight, despite facing a Raptors team that is solid at grabbing boards. Toronto ranks 11th in rebounding percentage, and the Raptors grab 51% of total boards when playing on their home court.

It's also worth noting that Ayton only grabs an average of 10.3 rebounds in road games this season, compared to 11.5 at home. Tonight's a great opportunity to fade his rebounding total. – Iain MacMillan

Ja Morant UNDER 25.5 Points (-125)

Ja Morant has been unreal as of late, but I am going to sell high on him in this spot against the Golden State Warriors’ No. 1 defense. 

The Warriors have held three straight opponents under 100 points, and they held Morant to 21 on 6-of-15 shooting in their last matchup.

Morant has cleared this line in five straight games at one point, but he has gone under it in back-to-back contests. Since returning from injury, he has cleared 25.5 points in five of 10 games, averaging 25.9 points per game over that stretch. 

I think we see a little regression against Golden State especially considering Morant has missed the over this prop in all but one of those 10 games that he didn’t take 20-plus shots. – Peter Dewey

Ja Morant OVER 25.5 Points (-125)

Morant always relishes the opportunity to play the Warriors and tonight will be no different. Morant has already dropped 30 on the Warriors once this season and has been playing above this line for the last few weeks. 

In his last 10 games, Morant is averaging 25.9 points per game. The key to him surpassing this line is his three point shooting. I think he can continue shooting at the 45.5% line he is right now, which makes this line a comfortable one for me to take. 

Morant will also have an advantage in that Draymond Green won’t be on the floor to contest him at the rim or direct the defense. If it’s Morant vs anyone on the Warriors 1-on-1, I’ll take Morant more often than not. – Donnavan Smoot

Cade Cunningham OVER 5.5 Assists (+100)

Cade Cunningham has quietly begun to look the part of a No. 1 pick in Detroit, and he has started taking over as the floor general for the Pistons. He has gone over this total of 5.5 assists in four of his five games since the calendar flipped to 2022 so I'm going to take advantage of this cheap price on the over.

While the Bulls are a strong defensive team, I believe that they are going to put their best on-ball defenders on Cunningham and force the ball out of his hands, leading him to get more assist opportunities throughout the game. – Reed Wallach