January 15 NBA Player Prop Bet Tips: Julius Randle, Paul George
For Friday, Mike Barner has your January 15 NBA Prop bet tips and 1/15/21 NBA Player Prop Bets. All odds were obtained from PointsBet.
I was able to run the table Wednesday, going 3-0 with my basketball player prop picks. That helped improve my season record to 10-14 (-6.66 units). Let’s try to finish things strong Friday with three more wagers to consider.
January 15 NBA Prop Bet Tips
Julius Randle, New York Knicks at Cleveland Cavaliers
Over 38.5 Points + Rebounds + Assists (-114)
Wager: 1 unit (win would pay 1.88 units)
NYK @ CLE | 01/15, 7:30 PM
New Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau has been known for giving his starters heavy minutes. That’s been the case with Randle, who is averaging a career-high 37 minutes a night. That has helped him record a total of at least 39 points, rebounds and assists in six of 12 games this season. That included a triple-double against these same Cavaliers in which he finished with 28 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists. The Cavaliers have allowed the 10th-most rebounds per game and the 11th-most assists per game in the league, so look for Randle to thrive in their rematch.
Malik Beasley, Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Memphis Grizzlies
Over 18.5 Points (-110)
Wager: 1 unit (win would pay 1.91 units)
MEM @ MIN | 01/13, 8:00 PM
This might not seem like a great wager on the surface given that the Grizzlies are only allowing an average of 107.9 points per game. However, Beasley is one of the focal points of the Timberwolves’ offense with his 24.2 percent usage rate. That’s allowed him to score at least 19 points in seven of 11 games this season, including 28 points against the Grizzlies on Wednesday.
He should also see plenty of playing time with Ricky Rubio (COVID-19 protocols) out, so expect him to jack up shots in bunches.
Paul George, Los Angeles Clippers at Sacramento Kings
Over 24.5 Points (-120)
Wager: 1 unit (win would pay 1.83 units)
The Kings have been putrid on defense, allowing the most points per game (122) in the league. On top of that, they have allowed the fifth-highest shooting percentage from behind the arc. That’s where George has been locked in this season, averaging 4.3 three-pointers on 8.3 attempts a night.
He’s scored at least 25 points in five of his last six games and has a favorable chance to reach that threshold again based on this matchup.