Best NBA Prop Bets Today (Steph Curry, Tyrese Maxey Bounce Backs Among Thursday's Predictions)

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry.
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry. / Cary Edmondson-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: 149-123-4 (+5.8865 units)

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

Best NBA Prop Bets Today

  • D’Angelo Russell OVER 18.5 Points (-125)
  • Tyrese Maxey OVER 17.5 Points (-125)
  • Steph Curry OVER 24.5 Points (-125)
  • Kevon Looney OVER 8.5 Rebounds (-135)
  • D'Angelo Russell OVER 6.5 Assists (-125)

D’Angelo Russell OVER 18.5 Points (-125)

Minnesota Timberwolves guard D’Angelo Russell has been solid since returning from the league’s health and safety protocols, scoring over 22 points in six of his last 10 games and three straight. 

There have been duds for Russell, but he and the Wolves are facing a Golden State Warriors team that has slipped a bit defensively with Draymond Green out of the lineup. 

In the 2021-22 campaign, Russell is putting up 19.1 points per game, and I think he can clear this number in the fourth straight game tonight. – Peter Dewey

Tyrese Maxey OVER 17.5 Points (-125)

Tyrese Maxey has cleared this line in two of his last three games and is a good candidate to hit the over tonight. Maxey has shot at least 50% from 3 in each of the last four games. The key to getting above this line is on the free throw line. 

Maxey has had two games in which he attempted zero free throws and missed this line. Luckily for Maxey, in the last three games, the Lakers are just outside the top 10 in fouls per defensive possession. If he can put pressure on the defense and get to the line, this is an easy clear. – Donnavan Smoot

Steph Curry OVER 24.5 Points (-125)

More often than not, I love fading star players in prime time standalone games, but Steph is the exception.

Granted, he’s in the midst of a brutal shooting slump, but last Thursday against the Pacers, Curry in the TNT game dropped 39 with eight assists and five boards. The next three games haven’t been great, but the Warriors are 3-0 and haven’t needed to worry about Curry snapping out of it.

Via Brandon Anderson, Curry since November 30 is averaging 23.6 points per game. That’s less than one point less than the projected total tonight despite him being in one of the longest slumps of his career.

It’s also a revenge game for the Dubs after getting blown out by the Wolves by 20 just 11 days ago.

Every slump gets broken, and this is the night Curry breaks out. Ben Heisler

Kevon Looney OVER 8.5 Rebounds (-135)

Kevon Looney has been a rebounding MACHINE as of late, and I'm in no hurry to fade him when it comes to rebounding. He's gone over his set total of 8.5 in six of his last seven games, including recording 12 boards when the Warriors last took on the Timberwolves on Jan. 16. 

Looney also grabs more rebounds when playing at home (7.4 per game) than on the road (7.1), which should help us in this spot tonight. Finally, the TWolves are one of the worst rebounding teams in the NBA, grabbing just 48.9% of available rebounds which ranks 24th in the league. – Iain MacMillan

D'Angelo Russell OVER 6.5 Assists (-125)

The Timberwolves offense is firing of late, best offensive rating in the NBA since the start of January, and Russell has been playing great. His scoring and efficiency are up to the point where he is scoring more than 20 points on 50% shooting, but I'm more focused in his passing, that is still over seven assists per game in January.

Minnesota plays fast and the Warriors defense has taken a step back. I'm expecting a high scoring affair between the two teams on Thursday and Russell's quality play to keep up by going over this total. – Reed Wallach