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Ready to make some cash before the NBA All-Star break? There are 3 games on tonight's slate, and 2 of them are a part of TNT's doubleheader. The Bucks will travel to Chicago for an early tip with the Bulls, while the Clippers will head east to take on the Suns in the late nightcap.
Our PrizePicks props stumbled to a 1-2 mark last Friday. Even with that tough performance, we're still 80-71 on the season. Let's close out the first half of the season strong before the Association takes a few days off.
Here are 3 PrizePicks NBA Props for Thursday, February 16! Best of luck, and let's rake it in!
Here's an instance where we don't think that PrizePicks is taking a player's current form into account. Leonard has been shooting the ball well of late, and he's averaging 25.4 points over his last 5 games. Our favorite trend, though, is that Leonard has gone over this point total in 14 of his last 16 outings!
Those 2 trends are strong enough to make us take the Over. However, we also like that Leonard has gone over this total in 19 of his 33 games this season. He's gone over 23.5 points in 3 of his last 5 against Phoenix.
Speaking of Phoenix, they have a pretty solid defense. That said, the Suns only rank 15th in 3-point defense. That should mean more than a few open looks for Kawhi from downtown tonight. Take the Over!
CP3 rebounds the ball pretty well for a small point guard. However, our numbers have him topping out at 3 rebounds tonight, so we'll take the Under. For the season, Paul is only averaging 4.3 rebounds per game. He's stayed under this rebounding total in 21 of 38 games.
Paul also hasn't been crashing the boards at a high rate of late. He's only averaging 3.6 rebounds over his last 5 games. The 37-year-old has also stayed under 4.5 rebounds in 5 of his last 8 outings.
The matchup could also be somewhat tough on Paul. The Clippers rank 10th in rebounds per game. That tells us that Paul will do most of his damage in the points and assists categories tonight.
We're typically not big fans of taking big men to go over their assist totals. However, guys like Giannis and Joker seem to defy all of our so-called rules. Antetokounmpo is averaging 5.5 assists per game this year, but he's averaging 8 assists per game over his last 5.
The Greek Freak has also dished out 5.7 assists per game on the road this season. He's gone over this assists total in 5 straight games and racked up 7 assists per game in 2 earlier meetings against the Bulls this year. Maybe that's why BetRivers is juicing this over at -150.
Giannis should also have a favorable matchup tonight against Chicago. The Bulls only rank 24th in the league in assists allowed. That means there should be plenty of open passing lanes for Giannis to exploit. We'll play the Over!