Best NBA Prop Bets Today: Mikal Bridges Could Break Out vs. Hornets

Phoenix Suns forward Mikal Bridges.
Phoenix Suns forward Mikal Bridges. / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: Caris LeVert has entered the league's health and safety protocols and will miss Sunday's game.

What follows are our best prop bets in the NBA on Sunday:

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: 110-98-4

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

Best NBA Prop Bets Today

  • Mikal Bridges OVER 11.5 Points (-125)
  • Scottie Barnes OVER 12.5 Points (-125)
  • Caris LeVert UNDER 24.5 Points (-135)

Mikal Bridges OVER 11.5 Points (-125)

I’ve liked this number for Bridges since Jae Crowder and Deandre Ayton landed in the health and safety protocols, but he has failed to deliver in three straight games. 

However, I’m going to go back to it for the first time in two games tonight, as the Phoenix Suns face the Charlotte Hornets, who are 28th in defensive rating and second in the NBA in pace this season. 

The total for this game is a ridiculous 231.5, and I think Bridges (who took 11 shots in his last game), will get enough looks to score 12 or more points. 

Scottie Barnes OVER 12.5 Points (-125)

Sticking with the Knicks-Raptors game, I love this discounted number for rookie Scottie Barnes in his return from the league’s health and safety protocols. 

Barnes had gone over this number in four of his previous five games and is averaging 15.6 points per game on the season. While there will be more mouths to feed in Toronto, Barnes has proven he is already one of this team’s best players. 

I’ll back Barnes to have a strong return with his number lower than we normally see it. 

Caris LeVert UNDER 24.5 Points (-135)

Indiana Pacers wing Caris LeVert has been on fire as of late, scoring 24, 27, 27 and 27 points in his last four games, but I’m going to fade him in this prop against the Cleveland Cavaliers. 

The Cavaliers are struggling offensively at the guard position, but Jarrett Allen, Isaac Okoro and Evan Mobley are all still in the lineup for Cleveland. The Cavs are third in the NBA in defensive rating, and while LeVert has been hot, he still is averaging just 17.8 points per game this season and shooting just 31.0 percent from 3. 

LeVert may have another solid performance, but I think he’s due for a little regression against one of the NBA’s best defensive units.