Best NBA Prop Bets Today for Suns vs. Sixers (Fade Chris Paul, Back Joel Embiid on Monday)

Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul.
Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul. / Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia 76ers should get All Star center Joel Embiid back in the lineup for their matchup with the Phoenix Suns on Monday night. 

If Embiid is back, it’s a major boost for Philly’s offense that comes in as home dog for the first time all year.

For a betting pick and the latest odds in this game, you can check out my game preview here

Suns vs. Sixers Odds, Spread and Total

We’re here for the props though, as it remains one of the best and sharpest ways to find an edge in the Association, especially for tonight’s 15-game slate. 

Here are a few prop bets to consider betting in this marquee matchup: 

Suns vs. Sixers Best NBA Prop Bets Today

  • Joel Embiid OVER 27.5 Points
  • Chris Paul UNDER 12.5 Points 
  • Deandre Ayton OVER 8.5 Rebounds

Joel Embiid OVER 27.5 Points

If Embiid is good to go, we’re taking the OVER for him tonight, even against this Suns team. 

With James Harden out, the Sixers will rely heavily on Embiid and Tyrese Maxey to carry the offense. 

So far this season, Embiid is averaging 27.2 points per game, likely seeing increased touches with Harden sitting will lead him to the OVER. 

Chris Paul UNDER 12.5 Points 

Chris Paul has only cleared this line three times this season, and he’s taking a career-low 8.3 shots per game so far in the 2022-23 campaign. 

The Sixers play at one of the slowest paces in the NBA, so with less possessions and Paul already not playing aggressive, I lean towards the UNDER on his points prop. 

Deandre Ayton OVER 8.5 Rebounds

Despite averaging 7.9 rebounds per game this season, Deandre Ayton has only cleared 8.5 boards two times in the 2022-23 campaign. 

I think that changes tonight, as the Sixers rank 29th in the league in rebounding percentage and lack any true size down low outside of Embiid. 

Ayton should be able to clear the glass, especially on the defensive end, rather easily against this Philly team.

Find Peter Dewey’s full betting record here.

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.