NBA action is back in full swing with nine games on the board for hungry NBA player prop bettors to dig into. So let’s head into the weekend by handing out some winners.
Today, we look at a pair of props for Raptors point guards new and old, and in a shocking move, we don’t fade the Clippers on the boards for their matchup against the Lakers.
Check out our NBA player prop picks for Friday, February, as we bank on some of the NBA's best to do their thing.
NBA player props for February 25
- VanVleet Over 4.5 made threes (+125)
- Lowry Over 10.5 Assists + Rebounds (-120)
- Zubac Over 8.5 Rebounds (-106)
Picks made on 2/25/2022 at 12:15 p.m. ET.
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Today’s best NBA player props
Right Said Fred
The Toronto Raptors and Charlotte Hornets meet in a matchup of current play-in teams in the Eastern Conference, with the Raptors sitting in seventh while the Hornets are in ninth.
While the Hornets will look to close the gap between themselves and the Raptors, Toronto has proven to be a thorn in their side this season. The Raps have won both meetings by double digits, despite both games having close spreads.
One of the big problems for the Hornets in this matchup is that the Raptors have so many capable 3-point shooters. That’s a problem for a Charlotte defense that allows the second-most threes per game and ranks 22nd in opponent 3-point shooting percentage.
Every one of their five starters can get hot from beyond the arc. In the last meeting on Feb. 7, the Raptors' five starters combined for 15 threes and All-Star Fred VanVleet contributed six of those.
While VanVleet is nursing a bit of a knee injury, it’s sounding like he will suit up for this one and to get plus-money on a number (4.5) that he has gone Over 13 times in his last 24 games and four of his last five overall is too tempting to pass up.
Pick: Fred VanVleet Over 4.5 made threes (+125)
Heating back up
Kyle Lowry has definitely shown what he has meant to the Miami Heat since returning to the lineup after missing nine games due to personal reasons.
Lowry has come out firing and in the seven games that he’s been back, he’s shooting a ridiculous 54.5 % from 3-point range. But he is also doing contributing in all areas, dishing out 5.9 assists and grabbing 5.4 rebounds per game over that span.
Now, Lowry gets a nice matchup against a New York Knicks squad that is probably wishing the All-Star break could be extended. The Knicks went 3-13 straight up in their last 16 games leading into the break and now they get to face one of the top teams in the East in their first game back.
The Knicks have had issues when it comes to slowing down opposing guards from filling up the box score. New York ranks 22nd in the NBA in opponent assists per game to opposing guards and 23rd in rebounds per game.
The Knicks just lack players who can slow Lowry down. He should be able to control the pace of this game and eclipse his assists + rebounds prop in the process.
Pick: Kyle Lowry Over 10.5 assists + rebounds (-120)
We get the latest edition of the Battle of Los Angeles as the Lakers host the Clippers at the Staples center as both L.A. teams return to the court following the All-Star break. The Lakers are slight favorites for this matchup but the Clippers might have an unexpected edge in this game.
Now, usually, I love fading the Clippers when it comes to rebounding, but let me know if you’ve heard this before: Anthony Davis is hurt. And with no AD patrolling the paint, the Lakers might be even worse on the glass for tonight’s matchup against the Clippers.
It’s not like the Lakers have been great on the glass overall this season. Los Angeles ranks 21st in rebounding percentage and 27th in opponent rebounds per game. So, without Davis, the Lakers' presence on the boards goes from bad to worse.
The Clippers obviously have their own issues on the glass, but with no AD, that should create an opportunity for center Ivica Zubac. The Clippers big man averages 8.0 rebounds per game but has pulled down double-digit boards three times in his last four games.
Look for the Clippers and Zubac to use their size to push around the Lakers on the inside and while I expect him to play, LeBron James is listed as questionable for this matchup. So, just something to keep an eye on.
Pick: Ivica Zubac Over 8.5 rebounds (-106)
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