Best NBA Prop Bets Today: Back Nikola Jokic, Fade Bradley Beal Tonight

Nikola Jokic has been dishing out assists at a high rate.
Nikola Jokic has been dishing out assists at a high rate. / Kevin Jairaj-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: 48-40-1 (+0.9045 units)

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

Best NBA Prop Bets Today

  • Scottie Barnes OVER 6.5 Rebounds (-135)
  • Nikola Jokic OVER 6.5 Assists (-135)
  • Bradley Beal UNDER 26.5 points (-135)
  • Jimmy Butler OVER 5.5 Assists (+100)

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Toronto Raptors vs. Utah Jazz: Scottie Barnes OVER 6.5 Rebounds (-135)

Scottie Barnes has been a great rebounder in his rookie season for the Toronto Raptors, as he is averaging 8.3 rebounds per game and has surpassed 6.5 boards in 11 of his 13 games this season and eight of his last nine contests. 

The Utah Jazz are No. 2 in the NBA in rebounding rate, but the Raptors are right behind them in fourth. Barnes is going to play a ton of minutes tonight, averaging 38.9 minutes per game over his last three contests, and I think he’s able to continue his strong work on the glass this season. -- Peter Dewey

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Denver Nuggets: Nikola Jokic OVER 6.5 Assists (-135)

Back to the well. This didn't hit earlier in the week with Jokic dealing out six assists, staying under the prop of 7.5, but I'm not bothered, we just get a better price tonight.

Jokic has at least nine assists in three of his last four and will be going up against a shorthanded Sixers roster. Philly has the second worst defensive rating in the league in the five games without Joel Embiid, and with Jokic's high usage rate, he should have plenty of opportunities to push towards 10 assists going up against the likes of Andre Drummond. -- Reed Wallach

Washington Wizards vs. Miami Heat Bradley Beal UNDER 26.5 points (-135)

Bradley Beal is a different player this year than he was last year. He's rebounding more with a career high of 5.3 per game, he's dishing the ball more, with a career high 5.7 assists per game, and his average point total is down compared to recent years, scoring only 23.4 points per game.

Tonight he faces the Miami Heat, who are the fourth best shooting defense in the NBA, keeping teams to a field goal percentage of 42.7%. It's going to be a tall order for him to surpass 26.5 points tonight, so I'll gladly take the under. -- Iain MacMillan

Washington Wizards vs. Miami Heat: Jimmy Butler OVER 5.5 Assists (+100)

The two top teams in the Southeast Division match up in Miami tonight as the Heat look to take over the top spot from the Wizards. Both teams are separated by a half game, and as evidenced by the spread at WynnBET, the Heat are an eight-point favorite at home to come out and set the tone.

It's part of the reason I love Jimmy Butler to clear his over on assists with ease this evening. Aside from hitting it easily in three of his last four games, Butler's assist numbers versus the Wizards are astounding, averaging 7.4 against them in his last five matchups. Granted, those Washington teams have been a much heavier paced team, but Butler lives in the half-court anyways, so their No. 4 defensive rating should not be a determining factor.

If anything, I think the help defense on Butler makes him want to pass the ball out more to get open looks for Bam Adebayo, Duncan Robinson and Tyler Herro. -- Ben Heisler