Best NBA Prop Bets Today: Fade Jalen Brunson, Trust Khris Middleton on Monday

Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton.
Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton. / Thomas Shea-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: 86-76-3

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

Best NBA Prop Bets Today

  • Jalen Brunson UNDER 6.5 Assists (-108)
  • Khris Middleton OVER 5.5 Rebounds (+100)
  • Seth Curry OVER 13.5 Points (+100)

Jalen Brunson UNDER 6.5 Assists (-108)

With no Luka Doncic, Jalen Brunson becomes the key cog for the Mavericks in an up-tempo matchup versus the Charlotte Hornets at home.

It’s also understandable why the OVER would be juiced heavily (-125). In five games without Doncic, Brunson has averaged 7.6 assists/game.

Here’s why I’m going UNDER.

The Mavericks will need Brunson to score to keep up with the Hornets tonight, especially coming off a back to back at OKC. The Hornets are rested, healthy (minus LaMelo Ball), and as our Reed Wallach pointed out, a live dog tonight on the road.

It seems like a reasonable number to surpass, but if Brunson needs to score tonight, he’ll focus less on distributing and more on getting buckets, especially in transition vs. a high-flying Hornets team. -- Ben Heisler

Khris Middleton OVER 5.5 Rebounds (+100)

I don't really understand this line. Middleton has cleared this prop in six of seven December games, and we are getting even money on him to do it again?

Milwaukee is inside the top 10 in rebound percentage, and I'll take a stab at Middleton to grab what's become the norm for him. -- Reed Wallach

Seth Curry OVER 13.5 Points (+100)

Seth Curry and the Philadelphia 76ers will take on the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday, and WynnBET has Curry’s prop set at just 13.5 points in this game. 

Curry comes into this game averaging 16.0 points per game while shooting 51.0 percent from the field and 39.8 percent from beyond the arc. Despite that, oddsmakers are favoring the under (-130) on this prop. I’m going to be looking the other way, with value at +100. 

Curry has gone over this total in seven of his last nine games, and even with Joel Embiid returning to the lineup, Curry is averaging 12.6 field goal attempts per game over his last nine games. 

Memphis is 23rd in the NBA in opponent points per game and defensive rating, so I expect the Sixers and Curry to have a pretty easy time on the offensive end tonight. -- Peter Dewey