Let's move on to our picks and break down five of our favorite gamer accessories on SuperDraft for Tuesday night's six-game NBA slate. Remember: you don't necessarily have to combine all four choices together. You can make separate parlays in two or three games to increase your probability of winning, or you can try to hit big if all five picks are successful. Good luck, have fun and a happy, healthy and profitable New Year to you and yours!
Best NBA Prop Bets Today: The Best Props for Every Game
Tobias Harris, F, 76ers vs. Bulls (7 p.m., NBA TV) – OVER 17.5 points
Joel Embiid has missed the last four games with a sprained ankle, but Nick Nurse and the Sixers took the reigning MVP off the injury report ahead of Philly's Tuesday night game against the Bulls. Still, we can't even imagine betting on either side of JoJo's point total of 34.5, which surprisingly falls just below his per game average of 35. Of course, he's hit over 35 in seven of his last 10 games, but he has also played more than 35 minutes in five of those 10 contests.
We don't expect Nurse to ride JoJo for more than 27-28 minutes in his first game since three days before Christmas, especially since big minutes and high usage rates often lead to re-aggravation. ankle. So, we expect Harris to step up and continue to be Philadelphia's quiet but effective third scorer. The veteran swingman appears to be enjoying a career resurgence with James Harden out of the picture, and Tobi's final five games could be one of the best offensive playgroups we've seen from him in the last five years.
During that five-game stretch, Harris averaged 23.8 points per game and only fell below 22 once. He also shot the ball extremely well during that span – 48.9 percent from the floor, 40 percent from three-point land and 91.6 percent from the free-throw streak – and he racked up rebounding, assist and defense statistics. GOOD. Nurse can't cut Harris' minutes when he's this hot, especially with Philly third in the East and JoJo nursing a tender ankle.
Harris has been disappointing against Chicago so far this season, but he averaged 18.5 PPG against the Bulls between 2020-21 and 2022-23. And it's been a while since Billy Donovan's team has seen Tobi during a hot period like the one he's going through now. Crush the veteran striker's score and get an early W to start the night.
Jalen Williams, G/F, Thunder vs. Celtics (8 p.m.) – OVER 16.5 points
After coming out of the gates quietly this season and then dealing with some injury issues, JDub has really come on strong as of late. The second-year swingman averaged 18.8 points per game during the month of December, shooting 52.8 percent from the floor and 50 percent from beyond the three-point arc. He's playing a bigger role in OKC's offense and counting stats And efficiency flourished in the process.
Boston has some of the best perimeter defenders in the league – hence the modest 16.5 score line here – but we're betting the majority of the Celtics' attention will be on Shai Gilgeous-Alexander tonight. SGA is OKC's MVP candidate (so many letters!), so stopping him will be Jrue Holiday and Derrick White's top priority. Meanwhile, second-year big man Chet Holmgren — officially a rookie and the favorite for Rookie of the Year — will command the attention of Kristaps Porzingis and Al Horford down low.
We like Williams' chances of reaching 20 tonight, as his confidence as an NBA scorer has never been higher. He also averages 19 points per game at home compared to 16.6 PPG on the road, while the Celts are allowing 111.8 PPG on the road compared to 108.8 PPG at home. Slap it OVER on JDub.
Jonas Valančiūnas, C, Pelicans vs. Nets (8 p.m.) – OVER 10 rebounds
Big V always seems to face strong opposing centers, so we like his chances of putting up a double-double at home against Nic Claxton and the Nets tonight. Valančiūnas averaged 13.5 points and 11.5 rebounds in two games against Brooklyn last season, and he had double-doubles in seven of the Pelicans' last 10 games. That seems like a no-brainer in what should be one of the closest contests of the night.
De'Aaron Fox, G, Kings vs. Hornets (10 p.m.) – OVER 28.5 points
You may have heard this before this season, but it bears repeating: the Hornets stink. They don't score or defend well, they can't rebound, and they've been lit up by countless ball-dominating perimeter players all season long. Fox loves going against weak defenders — the Kings' recent three-game road trip saw him score 43 points in Portland and 31 in Atlanta, and he dropped 30 points against Washington a few weeks ago. He's scored 29 or more points in 13 of his last 19 games, so that seems like a modest projection.
Chris Paul, G, Warriors vs. Magic (10 p.m.) – OVER 9 assists
We've noticed a trend with the Warriors lately. Since just before Thanksgiving, the Warriors are 6-1 when Paul finishes with double-digit assists, 2-6 when he finishes with eight or fewer assists, and 1-2 when he fails to get dressed. They don't need CP3 to score, they need him for other players to score! If Steve Kerr and the Warriors allow Steph Curry to open the ball more, it will widen the court for Golden State and make things easier for Klay Thompson and others. This won't happen without CP3 being the first floor general. We expect the Dubs to do just that tonight and leverage Paul's passing skills to their first win in four games, capping off our night with a cherry on top of our betting cake.