Best NBA Prop Bets Today (Fade Reggie Jackson, Trust De'Aaron Fox's Shooting on Thursday)

Sacramento Kings guard De'Aaron Fox (5) celebrates.
Sacramento Kings guard De'Aaron Fox (5) celebrates. / Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA doesn’t have a single game starting before 10 p.m. EST on Thursday, which means there is plenty of time to mull over some bets to make. 

Why not bet on some player props to keep the late-night slate even more interesting? 

Here are some of the BetSided team’s favorite prop bets for the action on Thursday night: 

Best NBA Prop Bets Record to Date

Best NBA Prop Bets Today

  • Anfernee Simons OVER 20.5 Points (-105)
  • Reggie Jackson UNDER 13.5 Points (-140)
  • De’Aaron Fox OVER 1.5 3-Pointers Made (-118)

Anfernee Simons OVER 20.5 Points (-105)

Anfernee Simons has just four games this season where he’s fallen below this mark, averaging 22.3 points per game while shooting 42.2 percent from the field and 37.6 percent from beyond the arc. 

Simons has seen a ton of volume this season, taking 18.2 shots per game and he has just one game where he attempted less than 16 shots. 

The Brooklyn Nets are still bottom-10 in the NBA in defensive rating this season, and there’s no doubt that Portland’s offense runs through Damian Lillard and Simons. There’s some value on this line at just 20.5. – Peter Dewey

The Nets' defense looked like it may have turned a corner, but things came crashing down in a disastrous 153-121 loss to the Kings. I expect the Blazers to score in bunches, so backing Simons is a logical way to attack this matchup.

Simons has at least 23 points in six of his last seven games, averaging 25 points per game in that stretch. He's also attempted double-digit 3-pointers in six of those games, shooting 39.5%.

Brooklyn ranks 24th in opponent's made 3-pointers per game (13.1), giving Simons a perfect avenue to capitalize on.

The Nets are 21st in the NBA in defensive rating (112.7) and I expect most of their defensive attention to focus on Damian Lillard. Back Simons to keep cashing for us as he clears this prop for the seventh time in eight games. – Joe Summers

Reggie Jackson UNDER 13.5 Points (-140)

Reggie Jackson's number is way too high, even in an opportunistic matchup against a Detroit Pistons defense that ranks amongst the worst in the league.

In the Los Angeles Clippers’ last game vs. Dallas, Jackson's usage rate was only 17.8%, finishing with six points in only 25 minutes. While he hit the over in the game before that at Houston, he still only played 22-23 minutes there as well. 

In three of his last four games, Jackson has played no more than 25:07, and while he's hit this prop in two of his last four games, that's simply not enough consistent minutes to feel secure in taking the over.

This number has already moved at most books to either 12.5 or 11.5, so jump on board while you still can. -- Ben Heisler

De’Aaron Fox OVER 1.5 3-Pointers Made (-118)

Last season, I would’ve stayed far away from this prop. De’Aaron Fox was an inconsistent 29.7% 3-point shooter. 

This season, he’s bumped that up to 36.1% from downtown. He’s having the best shooting season of his career – when you factor in volume and percentage. He’s cleared the OVER in four of his last six games. In games in which he’s played at least 30 minutes this year, he’s 7-2 on this prop. As long as he’s on the floor, this is a good line to take. – Donnavan Smoot

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