There's nothing better than picking some prop bets to root for in the NBA, and the BetSided team has four picks for the two games on the slate for Thursday, Nov. 3.
How should you bet on Steph Curry? What about rising Denver Nuggets star Michael Porter Jr.?
We have picks for that and more tonight:
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- Stephen Curry OVER 27.5 Points (-104)
- Josh Giddey OVER 26.5 Points, Rebounds and Assists (-120)
- Golden State Warriors 3Q -2.5 (-110) vs. Orlando Magic
- Michael Porter Jr. OVER 16.5 Points (-130)
- Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Over 27.5 Points (-105)
Stephen Curry OVER 27.5 Points (-104)
Steph Curry has scored 30 or more in six of eight games this season and is fresh off a 23-point outing in a loss to the Miami Heat last time out.
He'll face an Orlando defense that has length, but is right around league average in defensive rating on the year. I'll bank on a regression to the mean and take the star guard to clear his season average. – Reed Wallach
Josh Giddey OVER 26.5 Points, Rebounds and Assists (-120)
Josh Giddey returned from an ankle injury in Oklahoma City’s last game to play 25 minutes, scoring seven points (3-for-12 shooting) while adding one rebound and 10 assists.
Now, Giddey gets a solid matchup against Denver, who ranks 25th in defensive rating, 12th in pace and 17th in rebounding percentage this season.
The second-year wing can fill up the stat sheet, averaging 12.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game. He easily cleared this number in the first two games of the year when he was healthy before suffering the ankle injury. – Peter Dewey
Golden State Warriors 3Q -2.5 (-110) vs. Orlando Magic
Death, taxes, and the Golden Warriors turning into the Dream Team in the third quarter are all guarantees in life.
The Warriors rank top-4 in the NBA this season in 3rd quarter points per game, and are by far the best in the league over their last three games; averaging 35.7. They've also been a better 3Q scoring team away from home (31.8) than at the Chase Center (30.3), in large part because they keep digging themselves into holes in the first half.
Meanwhile, the Magic rank third-worst in the league in 3Q offensive rating, 23rd in the NBA in 3Q net rating, and are fifth-worst in both turnover percentage and effective field goal percentage. Defensively, they've been OK (11th best defensive rating), but the Warriors outclass them by a wide margin.
Golden State is a mess, but especially if they struggle early, this is always their window to get things going. I'll take them at -2.5 in Orlando. – Ben Heisler
Michael Porter Jr. OVER 16.5 Points (-130)
Despite going against one of the best defenses in the league, this is a good line for Michael Porter Jr. He’s cleared it in each of his last five games – even with a poor shooting game.
He shot 30% on 10 attempts from three in his last game. That is sure not to last. With the volume that Porter Jr. gets up, and the fact that he’s shooting close to 49% from downtown this season, I like him to have a solid night from behind the line and push this prop OVER. – Donnavan Smoot
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Over 27.5 Points (-105)
Gilgeous-Alexander is on a heater, scoring at least 33 points in three of his last four games. He scored 28 against the Nuggets a couple of weeks ago despite shooting just 11-24 from the field and 1-5 from 3-point range.
With shooting percentages of 51.8% and 31.8% on the season, we can expect a more efficient game from Gilgeous-Alexander tonight. Keep in mind though, that he hit this prop even despite the relatively poor performance.
Denver ranks 25th in the NBA in defensive rating (115.7), while both the Thunder and Nuggets rank in the top-12 in pace. Thus, the Thunder star will have plenty of opportunities to get shots up.
Overall, Gilgeous-Alexander cleared this points prop in every game he's played but one. Expect his strong start to continue against the Nuggets. -- Joe Summers
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