Welcome back to another preview of the best NBA prop bets on Wednesday, January 26, 2022. In this article, I will identify my best NBA player props tonight to make a maximum profit and get us some more money to get going this week.
Tonight, we will look at three props on the slate — Brooklyn Nets team total, Cleveland Cavaliers team total & Julius Randle — and see who is showing the best value in the NBA player prop bets markets.
Best NBA Props Today (1/26/22)
Milwaukee Bucks at Cleveland Cavaliers
NBA Prop: Cleveland Cavaliers Team Total – Over 107.5 Points (-115)
Found a good nugget online today from “Thunder Dan” Palyo, who is a successful player in the DFS community. He made light of the fact that the Bucks rank dead-last in 3-point attempts allowed, second-worst in 3-pointers made. If Jarrett Allen misses tonight’s game, we could very well see the Cavaliers opt to take more shots from the perimeter.
Of course, the Bucks have great length on this team with guys like Giannis Antetokounmpo. It’s quite feasible that they won’t want to get into an inside battle without their big man.
New York Knicks at Miami Heat
NBA Prop: Julius Randle – Under 18.5 Points (-120)
Both teams rank in the Top-10 of defensive efficiency, so we shouldn’t expect this to be a high-flying shootout. As a result, Randle will likely see his individual numbers take a dip – at least for tonight.
Randle has had a mixed bag of performances in recent games. On Thursday against the Pelicans, he had a four-point game on 1-for-9 shooting and another one-two weeks ago where he finished with two points. Most of us think of Randle as a talented player, but clearly, there are some struggles going on at the current moment.
Denver Nuggets at Brooklyn Nets
NBA Prop: Brooklyn Nets Team Total – Under 110.5 Points (-115)
Since the Nets are playing in Brooklyn, they will be without Kyrie Irving for the back end of this back-to-back set. In addition, the Nets are already missing Kevin Durant, and this puts James Harden in a position that he is clearly unhappy in.
Harden did go off for 33 points last night against the Lakers, but that type of momentum will be hard to duplicate against a Nuggets team that plays the fifth-slowest pace in the NBA. I’ll take the under on 110.5 points, assuming the Nets will be gassed from last night. Not to mention, they really struggled on offense in the fourth quarter last night, and that could spill over into tonight.