Top NBA Player Prop Bets for Thursday, January 27, 2022

| January 27, 2022 10:50 am PDT

The NBA slows ways down on Thursday night. Just two games grace the schedule, but they offer some star power, as LeBron James and Joel Embiid prepare to face off.

You can bet on the games individually, but on a tiny slate like this, my favorite way to attack things is through NBA player props.

Last night’s batch went well in a sense. I really liked a prop that had three players topping 20 points (+150), and it delivered. James Harden got scratched and killed another, and Clint Capela missed one by one block.

I’d play it safe on a small slate like this, but the following are my favorite props for the night.

Furkan Korkmaz Over 18+ Points+Rebounds+Assists (-204)

The price at BetOnline doesn’t blow you away, but this is a small hill for Kork to climb. Philly gets a fast Lakers team that struggles defensively, and the 76ers are still without some key guys.

  • Seth Curry – OUT
  • Shake Milton – OUT
  • Ben Simmons – OUT

Simmons has been out all year, but Curry and Milton being sidelined keep the door open for Korkmaz to play a ton of minutes.

Danny Green is due back tonight, but that probably won’t limit Kork’s role too much – at least not right away.

Assuming he starts (or at least is in line for 25-30 minutes), Korkmaz feels like a good bet to play a lot and see some solid action.

If so, topping 18+ points, rebounds, and assists could be done with ease. He’s done it in each of his last two games, after all.

Joel Embiid to Make 2+ Threes (+165)

While I like Korkmaz to hit that Over, there’s a bet I like even more. That’s Joel Embiid hitting at least two treys.

BetOnline has him at plus money to do that, which feels like a steal. He already makes 1.3 three-pointers per game, and he’s been hitting them at a solid 38% clip this season.

The guy can be a total monster, and he reminded us of that in his last game.

He inexplicably scored zero points from outside despite scoring 42 points, but I think this matchup sets up a little differently.

Embiid obviously can dominate down low, but the Lake Show plays fast. They also give up 12.7 made threes per game, which ranks 19th in The Association.

The matchup and pace should allow for better outside looks for Embiid, and I think he tops his average of 3.4 long range bombs in this one. If so, I love the value of him hitting two or more at +165.

Stephen Curry to Make 4+ Threes (-156)

This is Stephen Curry we’re talking about. He’s going through a bit of a drought, but he was the MVP frontrunner not too long ago for a reason.

Eventually, he’s going to run hot again. The crazy part? Even during his struggles, he’s still a good bet to hit this many threes.

Why? Volume. Curry is only hitting at a ghastly 29% clip from deep over the last month, but he still averages 12.7 attempts from deep on the year.

Curry also hits over four of them per game.

Despite his struggles, he’s hit this mark in four of his last seven contests. Facing the Minnesota Timberwolves only boosts his case, too, as they allow 12.8 made threes (10th most) per game.

You can bet on Curry, or the game itself. Check out our Timberwolves vs. Warriors betting preview below.

My Top NBA Player Prop for Thursday

  • Matisse Thybulle to Get 2+ Steals

This feels like a plus money bet. Matisse Thybulle is back to regular minutes (33 last game), and Philly continues to lean on him to make defensive plays.

Perhaps the best on-ball defender in the league right now, Thybulle can harass opponents, or simply out-smart them. He’s done a little bit of everything en route to 1.8 steals per game, and I don’t see him stopping tonight.

Thybulle snatched two more steals in his first game back on January 25th. His last game before that, he had five. And over his last 10 contests, he’s had multiple steals seven times.

Is he automatic? Nothing is, but I love the value here for a guy that was born to thieve on the hardwood.

That’s it for my top NBA player props on Thursday night. If you like these prop bets, visit BetOnline now to target them individually or together.

Noah Davis

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