There is no better way to kick off a week than with some winning NBA player props and with 10 games on the schedule, there is no shortage of betting options.
Today, we focus on two of the NBA’s best scorers in Trae Young and Stephen Curry, but the pair player props we like for the sharpshooting point guards don’t have to do with scoring.
Check out our NBA prop picks for Monday, December 6, as we bank on some of the NBA's best to do their thing.
NBA player props for December 6
- Trae Young Over 3.5 rebounds (-105)
- Steph Curry Over 6.5 assists (+110)
- Paul George Over 2.5 made threes (-130)
Picks made on 12/06/2021 at 2:15 p.m. ET.
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Today’s best NBA player props
The Night is (Trae) Young
The Atlanta Hawks are one of the streakiest teams in the NBA. They followed a six-game losing streak by tallying seven wins in a row, and that streak has been halted by losing three of their last four. The Hawks will attempt to start another hot streak when they visit a Minnesota Timberwolves team that has also cooled off of late.
The T-Wolves had won seven of eight before a mini two-game losing streak against the Washington Wizards and Brooklyn Nets. Minnesota needs to improve on the glass if it wants some added consistency as the T-Wolves are one of the worst rebounding teams in the NBA, ranking 25th in rebounding percentage and 28th in opponent rebounds per game.
So, you might think we’d be looking at a Clint Capela or a John Collins rebounding prop for this matchup, but their numbers don’t hold much value. So, we turn our attention to the man himself: Trae Young.
Obviously, Young is the go-to scorer for the Hawks and is adding an impressive 9.4 assists per game, but with some of his better rebounding teammates suffering some injuries lately, he's also putting work in on the glass.
The Hawks point guard averages 3.8 boards per game for the season, but that number kicks up to 4.4 over his last 12 and he has hauled down four or more in 10 of those games, including four in a row. Young looks like a good bet to keep cleaning the glass against the Wolves.
Pick: Trae Young Over 3.5 Rebounds (-105 at DraftKings)
Chef Curry's Home Cooking
The Golden State Warriors have hit their first little rough patch of the season, losing two of their last three games, but they’ll try to get back on track when they welcome the Orlando Magic to town on Monday night.
Even with the slight slump, the Warriors are still 19-4 and Stephen Curry once again looks like the MVP. Curry and the Dubs should be able to cook against a Magic defense that doesn’t sparkle, but look for him to be a distributor in this matchup as well.
The Magic rank 28th in the NBA in opponent assists per game and now face a Warriors team that moves the ball around better than anyone, leading the Association in assist percentage.
Curry averages 6.5 assists for the season but has gone Under that number in each of his last three games, with two coming in tough matchups against the Suns. That said, those results are giving us some value on his Over 6.5 assists.
In Curry’s 10 games prior to this three-game stretch, he averaged 7.4 assists per game and had seven or more assists five times. So, getting plus money here looks like great value.
Pick: Stephen Curry Over 6.5 Assists (+110 at DraftKings)
'Perimeter P' Strikes in Portland
Two slumping Western Conference teams face off when the Portland Trail Blazers host the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night. The Blazers have dropped five of their last six games straight up and against the spread while the Clippers have lost four of five.
Struggles or not, one thing is certain, Paul George will continue to let it fly from downtown. The Clippers star jacks up 8.6 threes per game despite shooting just 32.3% from 3-point range this season.
Suffice to say, George doesn’t lack confidence and that confidence will play well against a Blazers team that is awful at defending the perimeter. In fact, Portland ranks dead last in the NBA, allowing opponents to shoot 38.9% from beyond the arc.
George has also hit three or more treys in three of his last four games and in six of his last nine overall. Bet on PG-13 to try and shoot the Clippers out of their current funk and hit the over on his made threes against a soft Blazers defense.
Pick: Paul George Over 2.5 Made Threes (-130 at DraftKings)
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