The beginning of the NBA season offers a shot of adrenaline for sports fans and bettors. Wednesday tips off a full NBA slate with plenty of player props to consider. Our Wednesday NBA player props highlight some of the season’s biggest storylines and up-and-coming stars:
How will Ben Simmons fit in with the Brooklyn Nets? Can Anthony Edwards lead the Minnesota Timberwolves deep into the postseason?
Clear your Wednesday obligations and enjoy a full night of action on the NBA hardwood!
Simmons, Edward Highlight NBA Player Props for Wednesday
Anthony Edwards Over 22.5 Points (-115, Caesars) | Over 3.5 Three Pointers (-120, DraftKings)
Edwards is in the spotlight entering his third season. He took a significant step forward in Year 2, improving across the board statistically before averaging 25.2 PPG in the playoffs. He also attempted 9.5 three-pointers in the postseason.
Edwards is an All-Star caliber scorer and will earn his first All-Star bid if he carries that aggressiveness into the 2022-23 campaign.
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Ben Simmons Over 23.5 Points, Rebounds, Assists (+100, DraftKings)
Don’t let the narrative fool you, Simmons can score enough. At least for the purpose of this prop. Simmons practically sleepwalks his way to rebounds. And with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving on the receiving end of his passes, assists will be plentiful as well.
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Tyrese Haliburton Over 3.5 Rebounds (-120, DraftKings)
Haliburton possesses good size (6-foot-5) and is the centerpiece of the Pacers’ rebuild. He averaged 4.3 rebounds in 26 games after joining the Pacers and increased his production in Year 2 overall. With another (presumptive) jump in Year 3, Haliburton should be a regular contributor on the glass.
Julius Randle Under 35.5 Points, Rebounds, Assists (-111, FanDuel)
The Knicks added point guard Jalen Brunson in the offseason and extended R.J. Barrett. Both players will handle a healthy share of the offensive load, perhaps cutting into Randle’s dime on the ball. This isn’t to suggest Randle is in for a down season, but it will take time for the 2022-23 Knicks to jell, particularly offensively, where they struggled last season.
Patrick Williams Over 9.5 Points (-125, DraftKings)
We like the idea of Williams coming off the bench for the Bulls, and recent developments suggest he may be asked to lead the second unit. Williams would not defer to DeMar DeRozan and Zach LaVine in such a role, allowing him to play more freely and aggressively. Preseason production should be taken with a grain of salt, but it is worth noting Williams led the Bulls in shots and points sans DeRozan and LaVine in the team’s final tune-up.
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