Best NBA Prop Bets Today: Fade Cade Cunningham, Back Jalen Green on Sunday

Houston Rockets guard Jalen Green.
Houston Rockets guard Jalen Green. / Sergio Estrada-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: 133-114-4

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

Best NBA Prop Bets Today

  • Nikola Jokic OVER 24.5 Points (-115)
  • Cade Cunningham UNDER 17.5 Points (-115)
  • Jalen Green OVER 14.5 Points (-115)

Nikola Jokic OVER 24.5 Points (-115)

For some reason, Nikola Jokic loves dominating Rudy Gobert and the Utah Jazz, as he averaged 35.3 points per game against them last season. 

This season, Jokic has put up 24 points (in 15 minutes) and 26 points in his two matchups with Utah. 

The Denver Nuggets are five-point underdogs in this game, but I think we are getting a chance to buy low on Jokic’s points prop, as he’s failed to go over this number in four straight. 

Despite that, the reigning MVP is still averaging 25.3 points per game this season. Give me the over for the Joker. 

Cade Cunningham UNDER 17.5 Points (-115)

Cade Cunningham and the Detroit Pistons have a tough matchup against the Phoenix Suns on Sunday. 

The Suns are the No. 2 defense in the NBA, and Cunningham hasn’t been an elite scorer this season, as he’s averaging just 15.5 points per game while shooting 39.0 percent from the field. 

Cunningham has cleared this total in just two of his last five and four of his last nine games. I think he may have a tough time getting into the high teens with Phoenix likely throwing Mikal Bridges on him. 

Jalen Green OVER 14.5 Points (-115)

Sticking with some rookie picks today, Green hasn’t been a scoring machine as of late, but his usage has been there with double-digit shot attempts in 10 of his last 11 games since returning from a leg injury. 

Green is going to get up plenty of shots against the Sacramento Kings’ No. 27 defense, and Houston plays at the NBA’s fastest pace heading into this game with a total at 240. 

I wouldn’t be surprised if Green bounces back from his 5-for-18 shooting performance against the Kings on Friday and gets 15-plus points in this one.