NBA Props Thursday: Joel Embiid Looks To Stay Hot Against The Nets

Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers looks on against the Toronto Raptors during the second half of their basketball game at the Scotiabank Arena on December 28, 2021 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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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 Thursday, Dec. 30.

If you haven’t played on Underdog Fantasy yet, then fear not! Getting started is very simple:

  • Create an account on Underdog Fantasy.
  • Use the promo code PROPS to claim an extra $10 on your first deposit.
  • Go to the Pick ’em Games.
  • Make two or more selections to receive a correlated payout of 3x, 6x, 10x, 20x.
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It’s pretty fun, and Underdog Fantasy is available in most states except for the following: Arizona, Connecticut, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Louisiana, Montana, Washington, Delaware, and Iowa.

Now, for the good stuff. Here are our top NBA props on Underdog for Thursday, Dec. 30.

Stephen Curry OVER 27.5 Points

Golden State Warriors point guard #30 Stephen Curry celebrates in a 2021 road game.
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Stephen Curry is coming off a 23 point performance in his last game, which ended up being a loss to the Denver Nuggets.

However, if we know one thing about Steph, he can put behind mediocre performances pretty quickly, and those five points can easily be made up by two 3-pointers by Curry in this one, as he shot just 5-of-14 from behind the arc in his last game.

In his last three games before the previous Nuggets’ matchup, he averaged over 36 points per game, as he hit the over in all three on this particular line.

The Golden State Warriors could also come out motivated in this one, as they’re going up against Denver again just a few days later. 

They won’t want to make them forget which team has the best record in the league.

Giannis Antetokounmpo UNDER 41.5 Points + Rebounds + Assists

Milwaukee Bucks forward #34 Giannis Antetonkoumpo brings the ball up the court in a 2020 home game.
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Giannis Antetokounmpo is coming off a performance against the Orlando Magic, which saw him come up just short of this particular line, as he put up 28 points, six rebounds, and six assists.

Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks will be going up against the Magic once again and should have a fairly good shot of hitting the over, as Antetokounmpo will have plenty of opportunities to get good looks at the rim while driving downhill and will always be in the mix of things as a playmaker and facilitator.

However, the Bucks could just as easily be blowing out the Magic by halftime, which may cause Antetokounmpo to get extended rest or make him take his foot off the gas pedal.

BetPrep has the line at 40.5 with a -114 juice to the under.

Joel Embiid OVER 42.5 Points + Rebounds + Assists

Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers celebrates in the second half against the Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena on December 26, 2021 in Washington, DC.
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Joel Embiid has been on an absolute tear recently, averaging 33.6 points, 10.6 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game in his last five games.

In four of those five games, Embiid has hit the over of this particular line, with a sizable amount of his offense coming close to the rim, where he just looks unstoppable.

In his most recent matchup against the Brooklyn Nets, which came at the beginning of this run, he crushed the over of this particular line. 

The Nets are ranked as the fifth-best defense in the league, but they don’t have enough size inside to contain Embiid, so Embiid is a great bet to torch them inside and hit the over.

BetPrep has the line at 41.5 with a -112 juice to the under.