Top NBA Player Prop Bets for Wednesday, December 22, 2021

| December 22, 2021 2:36 pm PDT

I’m back to hand out more NBA player prop bets for Wednesday, December 22. Yesterday’s batch got off to a good start, as Kyle Lowry hit on a -105 price, and two more bets were extremely close.

Malik Beasley was one assist away from converting a +105 wager, while LeBron James needed one block or steal to deliver on a +120 price tag.

I went 1-3 on the night, but it could have been a fun one.

Let’s try to get back on the winning path on Wednesday. With that, here are three of my favorite NBA player props to target at your favorite NBA betting sites, as well as my top prop of the slate.

Paul George Over 1.5 Blocks+Steals (-210)

The price won’t blow you away, but everything else should. I’ll start with the total, as LeBron James would haven made you money at this 1.5 marker.

PG-13 is just as capable of racking steals (1.9 per game), and we know he has the size, length, and athleticism to swat some shots.

To be fair, George doesn’t have a block since November 26, but he can get there just with the steals.

Sacramento is a dream-like matchup, as the Kings give up 8.4 thefts (7th most), as well as 5.6 blocks (6th most) per game on the year.

George is going to need to show up big in this game, which means plenty of floor time. In a fantastic spot, I love his chances of getting two total blocks and steals tonight.

Harrison Barnes Over 26.5 Points+Rebounds+Assists (-120)

The odds are a bit friendlier here, and Barnes is in this same game. He’s also another guy that should play a ton, as the Kings and everyone else continue to work against a surging pandemic.

Barnes has been very busy lately, logging 36+ minutes in each of his last three contests. During that stretch, he’s topped this total twice, and came very close a third time.

All of the attention will be on Tyrese Haliburton props – and rightfully so – but that can make for more appealing wagers involving would-be lesser commodities.

Barnes has the talent and role to smash this total, and the price is probably too good to pass up.

DeMarcus Cousins Over 23.5 Points+Rebounds+Assists (-110)

Boogie is in position yet again to thrive for the Bucks. He saw 27 minutes last game, and recorded a double-double in the process.

It’s pretty arguable he’d have played more, too, but the Bucks won easily (119-90) against the Cavaliers.

Cousins could be involved in another blowout against the Rockets, but he should still be busy early. He also happens to be in a smash spot, as Houston ranks 28th in points allowed per game, 22nd in points allowed in the paint, and 23rd in opponent rebounding.

There are a plethora of shooters around Boogie, who has always been known as a quality passer. He can get there as a scorer or on the glass, but adding assists to a pretty low total makes this feel like a slam dunk.

My Top NBA Player Prop for 12/22

Pick
  • Kevin Huerter Over 2.5 Made Threes
    -125

I know it feels weird to put your faith in someone like Kevin Huerter, but you’re betting on the guy doing what he does best.

Huerter is an assassin (career 37.6%) from long range, and has no fear in hoisting (4.6 three-point attempts per game) from beyond the arc.

His role only grows tonight, as the Hawks will be without Trae Young, among others. Huerter will have to force the issue a bit, which should be good news against the Magic, who rank 27th in three-pointers allowed per game.

Overall, I love all four of these NBA player props. There are more where these came from, as COVID-19 has opened the door to a ton of people seeing expanded roles that they otherwise normally wouldn’t.

Need a little extra help with deciding on how to target prop bets? Be sure to check out our guide on betting on NBA props below.

Noah Davis

Noah Davis is one of the more diverse writers at GamblingSites.com. Like many of his colleagues, he's a huge fan of both football and basketball. But he also writes about box office records, TV show prop bets, DFS, and all kinds of other subjects.

When it comes to the NFL, Noah's favorite team is the Cleveland Browns. He enjoys cheering them on with his wife and daughter.

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