We’re in the final month of the regular season, and there are still wide-open races for the playoffs. With a couple of very important games today, we’ll highlight players that may or may not make an impact.
Also, take a look at our other best bets for Saturday:
Saturday’s Best NBA Player Prop Bets
(Odds courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook)
Nikola Jokic UNDER 34.5 Points/Rebounds (-113)
The Nuggets ran away with the Northwest and won the division. They seek a bigger prize and hold a 4.5 game for the top spot in the west.
One race we thought would be a runaway was the NBA MVP, but that’s not the case. Jokic was the odds favorite for a while to take the honors for a third year in a row, but Joel Embiid has recently become the new favorite.
Jokic will try to push the odds back in his favor tonight against the Knicks. We could see him shrink under the bright lights of The Garden. Mitchell Robinson has been excellent guarding the frontcourt, and centers have the second-fewest rebounds and seventh-fewest assists.
The Raptors are playing important games in the final stretch of the season.
They are currently in the ninth spot in the Eastern Conference. A good run could have them move out of the play-in tournament, but a bad one could result in them missing the playoffs.
Siakm has been their best player all season and leads the team in points and rebounds. Tonight he’ll go against the Timberwolves, who are on the second leg of a back-to-back. Siakm has been profitable with this prop and has gone over 35 Points/Rebounds/Assists in 60% of his games this season. Minnesota is allowing the eighth-most points to power forwards.
The Kings have been one of the more surprising stories of the season, and coach Mike Brown will get them into the playoffs for the first time in 12 seasons, which is the longest drought in the four major sports.
He has some great talent, including Domantas Sabonis. In his first full season with Sacramento, he’s nearly averaging 20 points and leads the league with 12.6 rebounds per game.
He and the No. 1 offense faces the Wizards, who are 20th in Adjusted Defensive rankings. Sabonis is averaging 21 points in March and has gone over this prop in six of his previous nine games.
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