NBA Props: Jrue Holiday Leads Short-Handed Bucks On Wednesday

Jrue Holiday #21 of the Milwaukee Bucks dribbles the basketball up court during the first half of the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Fiserv Forum on November 19, 2021 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Bucks defeated the Thunder 96-89.
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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 Wednesday, Dec. 22.

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Now, for the good stuff. Here are our top NBA props for Wednesday, Dec. 22. You can place these bets on Underdog Fantasy (see the details above) or other legal online sportsbooks.

Darius Garland OVER 20.5 Points

Darius Garland #10 of the Cleveland Cavaliers brings the ball up court against the Charlotte Hornets during the first quarter during their game at Spectrum Center on November 01, 2021 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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In his last two games, Darius Garland has hit the over on this line, as he did it while averaging 70+ percent shooting from the floor.

He gets a sizable amount of his scoring in the mid-range and around the rim, as he averages nearly 65 percent shooting at the rim and 49 percent shooting within 3-16 feet of the basket. Garland can also shoot the three a little, as this stat suggests:

Garland uses his crafty dribbling to his full advantage and has one of the best floaters in the league. That trend should continue against Boston, as the Celtics aren’t exactly the strongest defensive team.

​​BetPrep has the line at 19.5 with a -120 juice to the over.

Editor’s Note: New to NBA props? Check out our complete NBA Prop Betting Guide.

Paul George OVER 25.5 Points

Los Angeles Clippers guard Paul George drives to the basket past Portland Trail Blazers guard Anfernee Simons
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Paul George moved into 19th on the all-time NBA regular season three-pointers following the Los Angeles Clippers’ win over the San Antonio Spurs on Monday, passing the late and great Kobe Bryant.

George was out for the last five games prior to Monday, but he came back looking like the same PG-13 with 25 points on 8-of-17 shooting.

The last time he hit the over of this particular line was back on November 29th, but with him now back and also going up against the Sacramento Kings, a team that offers little resistance, he should be able to hit the over in his sleep. The Kings rank 28th in team defensive efficiency this season.

Jayson Tatum Under 28.5 Points

Jayson Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics reacts after hitting a three-point shot during a game against the Milwaukee Bucks at TD Garden on December 13, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts.
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Jayson Tatum is one of the best and most versatile scorers in the league. Make no mistake about it.

However, he’s coming off a 17 point performance on just 5-of-14 shooting. Plus, courtesy of a recent 42 point explosion, he’s only hit the over of this particular line just once in his last five games.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are also the third-highest-rated team on the defensive rating metric in the league, so with the defensive weapons they have, they’re more than capable of holding Tatum under 29 points, especially with Jarrett Allen protecting that rim.

Expect Tatum to fall just under in this one.

Jrue Holiday OVER 33.5 Points + Rebounds + Assists

Jrue Holiday #21 of the Milwaukee Bucks dribbles the ball up the court against the Miami Heat during the second half at FTX Arena on December 08, 2021 in Miami, Florida.
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Jrue Holiday is coming off a performance of 40 points, five rebounds, and five assists in his last game, although the Milwaukee Bucks fell to the New Orleans Pelicans.

It’s worth noting that this came against Holiday’s former team, but it’s still extremely impressive nonetheless.

He hit the over of this particular line in the game prior as well, as he put up 26 points, 14 assists, and four rebounds.

The Bucks will be without Giannis Antetokounmpo in this one, as he’s in the health and safety protocols, which will open up lots of opportunities for Holiday.

Expect him to hit the over of this impressive stat line.

Jeff Green OVER 11.5 Points

Jeff Green #32 of the Denver Nuggets reacts against the New Orleans Pelicans during the second half at the Smoothie King Center on December 08, 2021 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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Jeff Green is as reliable as they come as a vet in this league, as he can shoot the three and drive to the rack and throw one down.

The Nuggets have several players questionable for this game that play his position, including JaMychal Green and Aaron Gordon.

Even if they are going to play, Green has the intangibles to go off on any given night. Just recently, he put up 20 points on 8-of-13 shooting in the Denver Nuggets’ win over the Atlanta Hawks.

In going up against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Green should be able to get his looks, as he won’t face much resistance going up against one of the worst teams in the league.

​​BetPrep has the line at 11.5 with a -122 juice to the over.