Most of the NBA will start the 2023-24 season on Wednesday night. Highlight matchups include the Knicks hosting the Celtics at Madison Square Garden, and the Mavericks taking on the Spurs in San Antonio. The Nuggets and Suns came away with victories on Tuesday’s opening night.
Here, we will break down our two favorite NBA player props for Wednesday, Oct. 25. The following table shows sportsbook bonuses that are available in your area.
NBA Player Props for Wednesday, Oct. 25
The following games are featured for our NBA player prop picks tonight:
- Atlanta Hawks vs Charlotte Hornets – 7 p.m. ET
- Oklahoma City Thunder vs Chicago Bulls – 8 p.m. ET
- Dallas Mavericks at San Antonio Spurs – 9:30 p.m. ET
The tables below feature the best odds available for total points, rebounds, and assists for players across all three games. Click on the odds you like below and sign up with the sportsbook to place your bet.
ATL vs CHA
OKC vs CHI
DAL vs SA
LaMelo Ball – Over 3.5 3-pointers Made
Last season, Ball averaged 23.3 points and 37.6 percent shooting from downtown per game with the Charlotte Hornets. He led the team in scoring, and he should continue to be one of the star performers on offense for the team.
Ball is a consistent threat from 3-point range. There were only five games he played in where he was limited to less than 3-pointers made. On the other side of the ball, Atlanta is average statistically when it comes to defending threes.
While Ball hasn’t made more than two 3-pointers in any of the four preseason games, we expect far more volume and playing time in the opener against the Hawks. And in that, he should start the season with at least a four-pack of 3-point makes.
Nikola Vucevic – Over 11.5 Rebounds
Chicago has had a taste of the postseason in recent years, but they were nearly swept by Milwaukee two years ago while they couldn’t get past the play-in round last season. This year, they look to make the next step and have a competitive group in the postseason.
You shouldn’t read a whole lot into the preseason. But even knowing that, Vucevic has been a stud with 20-10 double-doubles in the last two games with more playing time. He seems ready to go and will have a good matchup against the Thunder.
Considering the rebounds he’s racked up, having the number at just over 11.5 seems very approachable. Comparing it to last season, Vucevic averaged 11 rebounds per game. He was able to collect 12+ rebounds in 39 games and stunningly appeared in all 82 games. In only two games did he play less than 20 minutes.
Kyrie Irving – Over 28.5 Points
It’s hard not to put some money on newcomer Victor Wembanyama, who is the preseason favorite for NBA’s Rookie of the Year. However, we’re going to flip the other way and see how he handles a few of the NBA’s top scorers, Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving.
Both players have been dealing with minor injuries, but it’s Irving who looks more healthy heading into the season opener. He played 27 minutes in the final preseason game and finished with 17 points, 11 assists, and 8 boards.
Both Doncic and Irving are being offered at similar point totals, so we’ll take Irving here. Doncic may end up being limited, and if he’s not able to go, that’ll provide even more opportunity for Irving to soar past this total.
NBA Player Props Parlay Odds
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- LaMelo Ball – Over 3.5 3-pointers made (-133)
- Nikola Vucevic – Over 12.5 total rebounds (+110)
- Kyrie Irving – Over 29.5 points (-111)
Specific player totals differ from what’s recommended above, but if you add all those legs up, you’ll get +599 odds. Combined with the 50% profit boost, a $10 wager would give back $99.90 if it hits.
Odds are subject to change.