The NBA season is off to a fantastic start, and it’s about to get better with the start of the first-ever in-season tournament beginning tonight. There will be six games on the tournament’s first day, giving bettors plenty of opportunities to place an in-season tournament wager. Here, we will give out our favorite NBA player props for tonight’s slate.
The action begins at 7 p.m. ET with Cavaliers vs. Pacers, and games will run through the end of the night, wrapping up with Grizzlies vs. Trail Blazers. There will be two games broadcasted on ESPN, with Knicks vs. Bucks kicking things off, followed by Mavericks vs. Nuggets.
If you are looking for an in-season tournament bet, we have got you covered, as we will give our best NBA player props of the night. Before placing your NBA prop bets for tonight, Friday, Nov. 3, make sure you check out all the latest NBA odds from the top sports betting apps to ensure you get the best numbers for your prop bets.
NBA Player Props for Friday, Nov. 3
Below, we have included the betting odds from some of our top-rated sports betting apps for each game we have a pick on tonight.
Julius Randle Under Points + Rebounds + Assists
This year’s New York Knicks feel like the same team as last season. They play terrific defense while not being overly effective on offense. While they get a lot of attempts up, they rank toward the bottom of the league in most shooting metrics and are second to last in scoring (103.0).
They have skilled offensive players, like Julius Randle, but he will have his hands full against a Bucks team that is due for some positive regression. Milwaukee has not had a very good start to the Damian Lillard-Giannis Antetokounmpo era, as they are 2-2, with losses to Toronto and Atlanta. Their defense has also been terrible, they rank 28th in scoring, and they are dead last in effective shooting percentage, shooting efficiency, and fastbreak points.
However, Randle is having a terrible start to the season. He only puts up 13.2 points per game, and his shooting numbers have been almost cut in half. Part of his breakout season last year was how well he shot the ball, not only from the field but from deep. While he was not setting career-highs last season, Randle was taking more shots than ever and was hitting them at a very effective clip.
Usually, playing a terrible defense should be a bounceback spot for a player like Randle. Still, when dealing with Antetokonmpo for most of the game, we should expect his offensive struggles to continue. Randle is still racking up the rebounds, and he even has his assists average up to 5.2 per game. But this feels like a good spot to back Milwaukee’s defense to get better against a methodical Knicks offense and for Randle to continue his early-season struggles.
Steph Curry Under Points
If you can believe it, Steph Curry is putting up big numbers for a 4-1 Warriors team. Through five games, Curry averages 31 points on 54.3% shooting from the field and 46% from deep. He is also averaging 12.2 three-point attempts per game, which is his highest since 2020-21, and he is making them at a career-best level, which is scary given how excellent he is from beyond the arc.
The problem is a couple of 40-point performances slightly skew his averages. Outside of that, Curry has not exceeded this number, and in those games, he has not recorded more than 32 minutes of play-time. Given his injury history, it appears that Golden State is being careful with how they treat a now 35-year-old Curry.
Although this is a tournament, I would not expect many big-name players such as Curry to play as hard or care as much as they would an NBA playoff game or a regular season matchup. Oklahoma City is not an easy game for Golden State, but they allow a lot of three-point attempts, and the defense is very hit-or-miss. I like Golden State to win this game convincingly, which should keep Curry under his scoring prop as they continue to let him rest at the start of the season.
Ben Simmons Over Rebounds + Assists
It is safe to say that Ben Simmons‘ MVP-level seasons are behind us, but he has completely reinvented himself in Brooklyn and is playing some great basketball. He is only taking six shots per game, but he is also hauling in 10.3 boards and is dishing out 7.5 assists per game.
The oddsmakers are slowly catching on, but Simmons’ rebounds + assists prop have been money this season. Currently, it sits at 15.5, which is well under his averages this season. This doesn’t mean he is going to be giving the Nets 20 rebounds + assists per night, but he is playing 31 minutes per game and is making the most of it.
Chicago’s defense has not played that well this season, and they are giving up a ton of rebounds and assists. They rank 27th in defensive rebounds and 23rd in assists per game. They also do not have a lot of size, and they rank in the bottom half of the league in defensive efficiency. Brooklyn has also been without Nic Claxton, which has forced Simmons into a much more significant role to start the season.
Both teams are not that great, which makes me believe that this will be a close game for four quarters. That means Simmons will have plenty of opportunities to go over this prop.
NBA Player Props Parlay Odds
If you want a bet with a higher payout, we advise you to parlay our three NBA player props from tonight. The odds for each player prop will depend on the sports betting app.
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- Julius Randle– Under 30.5 Points + Rebounds + Assists (-120)
- Steph Curry– Under 28.5 Points (-105)
- Ben Simmons – Over 15.5 Rebounds + Assists (-130)
NBA Player Prop Parlay Odds: +533
Odds are subject to change.