NBA Props: Brandon Ingram Among Top Five Prop Bets For Tuesday

Brandon Ingram #14 of the New Orleans Pelicans stands on the court during the first quarter of a NBA game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Smoothie King Center on November 22, 2021 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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There’s a chance that you’ve heard of Underdog Fantasy. Whether it’s their infamous best ball fantasy drafts or their pick’em prop challenges, Underdog has something for everyone. This article will focus on the second part of that, uncovering some of the best Underdog Fantasy NBA Props for Tuesday, Dec. 21.

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Of course, you could use this analysis to wager on NBA props at any legal sportsbook as well. Most of the lines are similar to what you’ll find on DraftKings, FanDuel, BetMGM, etc.

Now, for the good stuff. Here are our top NBA props on Underdog for Tuesday, Dec. 21.

LeBron James OVER 27.5 Points

LeBron James #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on against the Minnesota Timberwolves in the first quarter of the game at Target Center on December 17, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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LeBron James has now spent more time on this planet as an NBA player than a regular human being as of today.

James is nearly 37 years old, but if you look at his numbers, you wouldn’t think he’s that old whatsoever.

James has hit the over on this particular line three times in his last five games, getting his three-pointers to fall and shooting over 75 percent from the field within 10 feet of the rim.

In going up against the heavyweight Phoenix Suns, a team the Los Angeles Lakers hopes to take down in the playoffs this season, we can expect to see the best version of LeBron in this one.

Brandon Ingram OVER 23.5 Points

Brandon Ingram #14 of the New Orleans Pelicans reacts against the Detroit Pistons during a game at the Smoothie King Center on December 10, 2021 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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Brandon Ingram has hit the over of this line three times in his last four games.

He’s had success hitting his pull-up jumpers and scoring within 10 feet of the basket. On the season, he averages over 60 percent shooting within five feet of the basket.

In going up against the Portland Trail Blazers, Ingram should continue to have success finishing near the rim, as Portland allows opposing teams to score the ball within six feet of the hoop at a 65.6 percent clip, which is the fourth-highest in the league.

Ingram should also have no problem finding his usual success in the mid-range game.

Related: New to NBA props? Check out our complete NBA Prop Betting Guide.

Caris LeVert OVER 17.5 Points

Caris LeVert #22 of the Indiana Pacers dribbles the ball in the fourth quarter against the San Antonio Spurs at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on November 01, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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Caris LeVert is starting to heat up in his last five games, as he’s averaging 21.4 points per game on 50 percent shooting.

LeVert on the season averages nearly 70 percent shooting within five feet of the basket, and with he and the Indiana Pacers going up against the Miami Heat, he should continue to find success down there since Miami gives up the second-highest field goal percentage of those types of looks, granted, they give up the least amount of those type of looks in the league.

LeVert is a high IQ basketball player though and will take advantage of any cracks in the opposing team’s defense, whether it be near the basket or in the mid-range. He is exactly the type of player that can crack Miami’s interior defense.

BetPrep has the line at 17.5 with a -112 juice to the over.

Karl-Anthony Towns OVER 26.5 Points

 Karl-Anthony Towns # 32 of the Minnesota Timberwolves is introduced as part of the starting lineup before the game against the Portland Trail Blazers at Moda Center on December 12, 2021 in Portland, Oregon.
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Karl-Anthony Towns is your current NBA Player of the Week, putting up averages of 28.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 4.7 assists per game while leading the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 3-0 record during that span.

The Wolves are playing the Dallas Mavericks tonight, as they’re coming off a victory against that same team on Sunday night.

Towns came up short of this line his last time out but has scored at least 20 points in his last 11 games.

With the energy high around the Timberwolves’ organization for the first time in a long time and a chance to go above .500, we could see KAT go off and carry his team to what would be a statement road victory. Keep in mind that Minnesota will be playing without Anthony Edwards, Jarred Vanderbilt, and Patrick Beverley. That could translate to even more usage (and points) from KAT.

Cade Cunningham OVER 30.5 Points + Rebounds + Assists

Cade Cunningham #2 of the Detroit Pistons looks on against the Los Angeles Lakers during the first quarter of the game at Little Caesars Arena on November 21, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan.
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This will be the first game at Madison Square Garden for Cade Cunningham, and if history suggests something, young phenoms come out motivated to show out in the bright lights of New York City.

He’s not coming off his strongest performance against the Miami Heat, but in the five games prior to that, he was averaging 20.6 points, 5.6 assists, and 5.2 rebounds per game.

The funny thing about his performance against Miami is that the Detroit Pistons actually won that game, snapping a 14-game losing streak.

The Pistons may not win this game, but Cunningham will probably want to make his first visit to The Garden a memorable one.

BetPrep has the line at 29.5 with a -115 juice to the over, so we are catching some relative value here.