October 31st NBA Player Props – Player Props and Best Bets Including Bucks vs Jazz

Dallas Mavericks forward Tim Hardaway Jr. (11) and Dallas Mavericks forward Dorian Finney-Smith (10) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Oct. 29, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Five NBA games are on the schedule for Sunday, October, 31st
Sacramento and Dallas tip things off ahead of a marquee matchup between the defending champion Bucks and the Utah Jazz
Read below for Sunday’s NBA player props and our best bets

Sunday’s NBA slate isn’t the busiest of the year, but it’s not short on star power. MVP candidate Luka Doncic stars in the first game of the day as the struggling Mavericks matchup with the Kings. Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell take on Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Bucks in the biggest game of the night, and the entertaining Hornets go toe-to-toe with Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers.

The Lakers and Nets are the two leading favorites for the NBA title. They are both heavily favored for their games with Houston and Detroit respectively. While they could be one-sided contests, there’s plenty to look out for with Cade Cunningham taking on Kevin Durant and Jalen Green facing LeBron James.

NBA Player Props – October 31st

SAC @ DAL
Points
Rebounds
Assists
Three Pointers Made

De’Aaron Fox (SAC)
23.5 (O -118 | U -104)
3.5 (O -150 | U +122)
6.5 (O +114 | U -140)
1.5 (O -130 | U +102)

Harrison Barnes (SAC)
18.5 (O -110 | U -110)
7.5 (O -132 | U +108)
2.5 (O +116 | U -144)
2.5 (O +140 | U -180)

Luka Doncic (DAL)
29.5 (O -108 | U -114)
7.5 (O -132 | U +108)
8.5 (O -132 | U +108)
3.5 (O +130 | U -166)

Tim Hardaway Jr (DAL)
16.5 (O -104 | U -118)
3.5 (O +118 | U -144)
OFF
2.5 (O -136 | U +106)

UTA @ MIL
Points
Rebounds
Assists
Three Pointers Made

Donovan Mitchell (UTA)
25.5 (O -112 | U -108)
3.5 (O -150 | U +122)
5.5 (O +118 | U -144)
3.5 (O -125 | U -102)

Rudy Gobert (UTA)
14.5 (O -110 | U -110)
13.5 (O -138 | U +112)
OFF
OFF

Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL)
28.5 (O -110 | U -110)
12.5 (O -128 | U +104)
6.5 (O +118 | U -144)
OFF

Khris Middleton (MIL)
21.5 (O -110 | U -110)
5.5 (O -134 | U +110)
4.5 (O -148 | U +120)
2.5 (O +150 | U -194)

POR @ CHA
Points
Rebounds
Assists
Three Pointers Made

Damian Lillard (POR)
27.5 (O -104 | U -118)
4.5 (O +122 | U -150)
8.5 (O +104 | U -128)
4.5 (O +114 | U -146)

CJ McCollum (POR)
22.5 (O -106 | U -116)
4.5 (O +122 | U -150)
4.5 (O +124 | U -152)
3.5 (O +112 | U -142)

Miles Bridges (CHA)
20.5 (O -104 | U -118)
6.5 (O -140 | U +114)
2.5 (O +116 | U -142)
2.5 (O +104 | U -132)

LaMelo Ball (CHA)
16.5 (O -110 | U -110)
5.5 (O +118 | U -144)
5.5 (O -130 | U +106)
2.5 (O +132 | U -170)

DET @ BKN
Points
Rebounds
Assists
Three Pointers Made

Jerami Grant (DET)
20.5 (O -116 | U -106)
4.5 (O -112 | U -108)
2.5 (O -105 | U -115)
1.5 (O -128 | U +100)

Saddiq Bey (DET)
15.5 (O -112 | U -108)
6.5 (O +116 | U -142)
OFF
2.5 (O +106 | U -136)

Kevin Durant (BKN)
27.5 (O -104 | U -118)
8.5 (O -108 | U -112)
5.5 (O +116 | U -142)
2.5 (O +134 | U -172)

James Harden (BKN)
22.5 (O +100 | U -122)
6.5 (O -140 | U +114)
8.5 (O -112 | U -108)
2.5 (O +112 | U -140)

Odds as of Oct 31 at FanDuel

Hardaway Is Due

Tim Hardaway Jr has scored just nine points across the last two games. Dallas’ offense has been widely criticized under Jason Kidd, and with good reason.

The Mavericks are still seventh in adjusted offensive shot quality on the year, though, and they face a Kings defense which is the second-worst in the NBA by the same metric. For all of the excessive post-ups and puzzling decisions from Kidd, Luka Doncic’s playmaking ability can still make Dallas into a solid offensive team.

Porzingis with career lows in PPG, RPG, FG%, 3PT%, FT% and hurt already. If the Mavericks didn’t get Tim Hardaway Jr. thrown in there as a cap dump, Knicks might’ve orchestrated the greatest fleecing of the decade.

— Josh Eberley🇨🇦 (@JoshEberley) October 30, 2021

Hardaway is shooting a shade under 40% from deep on the year, which looks about where we’d expect him to be. He’s made just four of 16 attempts from downtown over the last three games, however.

His recent performances might not encourage the points over here, but against a woeful Kings defense and with Doncic on the court, Hardaway will continue to get plenty of good quality shots. Sacramento ranks among the league leaders in pace, too, guaranteeing some extra possessions for Hardaway to get shots up.

Mavs leadership council members, per source: Luka Doncic, Kristaps Porzingis and Tim Hardaway Jr. https://t.co/96Qg1OJGkS

— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) October 27, 2021

It’s unclear if Kristaps Porzingis will be available after sitting out Friday’s game. If Porzingis takes Sunday off as well, there could be a lot of opportunities for Hardaway. Dallas had a +6.8 net rating in minutes with Doncic and Hardaway on the floor without Porzingis last season.

Hardaway is one of the best shooters in the league, and the Kings are the ideal opponent to break out of this cold streak.

Pick: Tim Hardaway over 16.5 points (-104)

Harden’s Slow Start Continues

Brooklyn’s win over Indiana last time out was the first time this season James Harden put up 31 or more points and assists. Harden’s slow start to the year has been a hot topic, and he’s bemoaned a lack preseason preparation as he recovered from the hamstring injury which limited him in the postseason.

The 30.5 line here is justified by facing one of the weakest teams in the NBA in Detroit, and the fact that Harden went for 37 points and assists against the Pacers. That might sound like a step forward for the former MVP, and he did look a bit sharper, but he was helped out by getting 19 free throw attempts. He had just 15 in the previous five games.

Steve Nash says that “finding that rhythm, that fitness, that confidence, that burst” is a challenge for James Harden given how little basketball he’s played over the last 8 months while rehabbing from the hamstring strain.

— Matt Brooks (@MattBrooksNBA) October 25, 2021

The whistle he got against Indiana was anomalous. Officials have clamped down on cheap fouls, and particularly so with Harden, who has been the poster boy for the new officiating guidelines. Free throw attempts are down drastically across the league. It would be a shock if Harden even got half as many shots from the charity stripe on Sunday.

The former Rocket has looked a step slower so far this year. His trademark drives are not drawing the same defensive attention and he’s not blowing by people like he has for the last few years. While there may be good reason for this after an offseason of injury rehab, it has clearly made him a less dangerous offensive player in the opening weeks of the season.

CADE IS HERE…Great defense from the rookie. 🔥

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— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) October 30, 2021

Detroit is a decent defensive team, and Cade Cunningham showed his prowess on that end of the floor in his debut on Saturday. It won’t be an easy night for Harden – odds of -108 on under 30.5 points and assists represents great value.

Pick: James Harden under 30.5 points and assists (-108)

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