We’re almost at the end of the season, but we’ve still got plenty of important games to get through before we’re done. Tonight’s slate is a massive one after teams had Monday night off and there are two player props today that really stand out.
We’re not going star hunting today. Instead, we’re focusing on role players who can get hot and make an impact. Let’s dive into the top player props for Tuesday night’s slate of games.
NBA Player Props & Picks
Kevin Huerter, Over 17.5 Points + Assists (-125)
|Time | TV||8 p.m. ET | NBA League Pass|
This might be my favorite prop of the night. Malik Monk is questionable to play, which means Huerter could see extended minutes tonight. In Huerter’s past 15 games, he’s averaging 18.1 points and 3.2 assists per game and has gone over this line nine times, including seven times with just his points alone. Huerter also lit up the Pelicans in that span with 25 points and eight assists in March.
The matchup is also favorable for Red Velvet, who attempts more shots from beyond the arc than he does inside. The Pelicans rank sixth in Opponent 3-Point Frequency (41.5%) so Huerter should get a lot of looks on those signature hand-off plays.
Our projections have Huerter hitting 21 points and assists combined, which is one of the top-rated pros of the day. You could also play his points line at 15.5 (+100) if you don’t trust that he’ll be much of a facilitator tonight.
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Jalen Williams, Over 19.5 Points + Assists (-120)
|Time | TV||10 p.m. ET | NBA League Pass|
Jalen Williams — that’s J-Dub not Jaylin Williams aka Jay Will — has been an absolute steal for the Thunder this season. The rookie of the year race might be locked up by Paolo Banchero, but J-Dub has been good enough over the past few months to make it a conversation. (It helps that his team is vying for a spot in the Play-In Tournament.)
Has become a versatile guard for the Thunder and since the beginning of the years (exactly 41 games) he’s averaging 16.2 points and 3.8 assists with 52.8%/38.3%/83.6% shooting splits. Did I mention the Thunder are pushing for the Play-In?
The Thunder face a tough test Tuesday against the Golden State Warriors, who are playing at home and also looking to secure their spot in the playoffs. In two games against the Warriors Williams has notched nine combined points and assists and 21 combined points and assists — he missed their most recent game against the Thunder in March.
Over the past month, Williams has upped his assist to 4.4 per game and is third on the Thunder with 6.6 potential assists per game. His efficiency as a scorer should give him multiple opportunities to put up points against the Warriors’ defense as well.
Our projections tool has Williams slated to get 22 combined points and assists, so I like him to top this 19.5 number tonight.