Cole Anthony has been steady all season for Orlando, including his consistency of chipping on the boards lately. Read more to find out why the Magic point guard headlines our Saturday NBA player prop picks.
All-Star Weekend just wrapped up but some of the best value on player props comes from betting on the guys that don’t get All-Star consideration.
That’s why I’m backing Orlando’s sixth man, an under-the-radar rookie in San Antonio, and Denver’s fifth-leading scorer with my best free NBA player prop picks for Saturday, February 25.
NBA player props for February 25
Picks made on 2/25/2023 at 2:00 p.m. ET.
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Today’s best NBA player props
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Cole Anthony has settled in as the Orlando Magic‘s sixth man and is contributing across the board. Anthony is averaging 12.1 points, 4.1 assists, and 4.6 rebounds per game. The latter number is the one I want to focus on with the Over/Under on his rebounds total today being set at 3.5.
Anthony has pulled down at least four boards in 10 of his last 13 games and is poised for another productive night on the glass against Indiana tonight.
The Pacers also play at a fast pace which should mean plenty of missed shots, plus they rank just 28th in the league in rebound rate.
Cole Anthony prop: Over 3.5 rebounds (+104)
With the San Antonio Spurs trying to win the Victor Wembanyama lottery, head coach Gregg Popovich has been giving plenty of burn to young players on the squad.
One such name is rookie guard Malaki Branham, who is averaging 18.7 points per game in nine games this month. The O/U on Branham’s points total today is set at 15.5, which is a number he has eclipsed in seven of those nine contests.
Branham is coming off a 23-point performance against Dallas and should be poised for another big night against a Jazz team that ranks 26th in the league in defensive rating.
Malakai Branham prop: Over 15.5 points (-105)
KCP rains threes
The Grizzlies are second in the league in defensive rating but haven’t done the best job of defending on the perimeter. They’re only 28th in the association in 3-pointers allowed per game (13), with that number bumping up to 15.3 in their last three games.
Denver Nuggets guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has been lights out from long distance this season and is knocking down 2.0 treys per game at a sizzling 45.9% clip.
He’s also coming off an excellent performance against the Cavs, where he went 4-4 from beyond the arc while going 3-6 from deep in his previous contest.
With defenses focusing on stopping other perimeter shooters like Jamal Murray and Michael Porter, Nikola Jokic is often able to kick out to a wide-open KCP on the perimeter. Take the Over 1.5 on his 3-pointers tonight.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope prop: Over 1.5 threes (-120)