Underdog Fantasy NBA Props: Russell Westbrook Headlines Thursday’s Picks

Russell Westbrook #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on November 19, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts.
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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. 9.

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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 props bets on Underdog for Thursday, Dec. 9.

Russell Westbrook OVER 34.5 Points + Rebounds + Assists

Los Angeles Lakers guard Russell Westbrook (0) during the game against the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center. The Warriors won 111-99.
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Russell Westbrook has established himself as a triple-double machine throughout the course of his career. With the Los Angeles Lakers, his opportunities to have the ball in his hands have significantly decreased due to being teammates with LeBron James. While he doesn’t have the scoring-upside from previous seasons, Westbrook is still a threat to grab rebounds and rack up assists.

The Memphis Grizzlies are a strong rebounding team, as they’re second in the league in rebounds per game. But even if Westbrook is limited in grabbing boards tonight, he should still be able to get his points and assists.

In his last five games, he’s averaging 22.2 points, 9.2 assists, and 5.2 rebounds per game. The only real blemish came against the Los Angeles Clippers, where he scored just 10 points. That seems like more of an outlier than anything when skimming through the game log.

Since that down performance against the crosstown rival, Westbrook is coming off an extremely strong performance against the Boston Celtics. Westbrook’s points and assists alone would’ve gotten him over this 34.5 points + rebounds + assists mark.

BetPrep currently has the line at 34.5 with a -112 juice to the over, in case you needed another reason to feel optimistic.

Seth Curry OVER 14.5 Points

Seth Curry #31 of the Philadelphia 76ers dribbles the ball against the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Wells Fargo Center on November 27, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Seth Curry should be able to get over 14.5 points against the Utah Jazz, as Joel Embiid’s effectiveness inside the paint will likely be mitigated by Rudy Gobert’s dominant interior defense.

In four of his last five games, Curry has scored over 14.5 points, as he’s shooting 42.3 percent from three. There’s a decent chance that momentum will carry into this matchup with the Jazz. The potential for increased volume will help him along as well.

The only real blemish was his 10-point performance against the Charlotte Hornets on Monday. That game saw Curry go 0-for-6 from deep. Still, he’s proven to be reliable all season long, which his numbers strongly suggest, especially if he gets hot from three. Bank on the over here.

Will Barton OVER 15.5 Points

Will Barton #5 of the Denver Nuggets plays against the Chicago Bulls at Ball Arena on November 19, 2021 in Denver, Colorado.
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Will Barton has been as reliable as they come for the Denver Nuggets this season, filling in very nicely for Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr.

He’s an absolute microwave who can get hot in a hurry. Over his last two games, Barton has scored a combined 39 points. Go ahead and insert the “eyes emoji” here.

Barton’s ability to get to the rim and create his own shot is simply poetic. He’s also been an excellent bargain in fantasy basketball either off the waiver wire or later rounds if you were smart enough to foresee his production. I like Barton in daily fantasy tonight, and he seems poised to surpass this 15.5 point prop.