2023-24 NBA Player Props, Breakdown, Odds, and Picks (Feb 8)

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  • We’ve got two interesting NBA player props for you for Thursday, February 8, 2024!
  • Is the NBA’s best defense good enough to stop Giannis Antetokounmpo?
  • Is it time for another Nikola Jokic triple double?

Nine games of the 2023-24 NBA are on the program today, two of which look ideal for player props. The first of those is the Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Milwaukee Bucks, in which the NBA’s best defense will try to stop Giannis Antetokounmpo who’s averaging 31+ points per game – third-best average in the league.

The other one is the Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers, in which Anthony Davis & Co. need to do all they can to stop Nikola Jokic.

Timberwolves vs. Bucks

How to Watch

  • When: Thursday, February 8, 2024, at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • Where: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Channel: NBA League Pass

Prop Pick

The Minnesota Timberwolves are conceding the least number of points of all the teams in the 2023-24 NBA. These guys are allowing just 107.1 PPG, but they still haven’t faced Giannis & Co. this season.

Minnesota’s defense is amazing, but this doesn’t necessarily mean they can stop Antetokounmpo. The last time they tried it, they failed – the Greek Freak scored 43 points when he played against the Timberwolves the last time.

However, it was more than a year ago, so it might be different this time? We think he’s not going to go over 40, but we do think he’ll score more than what bookies think.

NBA Player PropOdds
Giannis Antetokounmpo Over 34.5 Points

Nuggets vs. Lakers

How to Watch

  • When: Thursday, February 8, 2024, at 10:00 p.m. ET
  • Where: Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, California
  • Channel: TNT

Prop Pick

The last time Nikola Jokic played against the Los Angeles Lakers, he recorded a triple-double. It happened in October, and since then, he’s done it another 14 times. Can he do it again?

We think he has no other choice but to go for a triple-double tonight. The thing is that the game is played in LA and that most of the Lakers’ key men – including Anthony Davis and LeBron James – are 100% fit.

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What this means is that Jokic needs to go far and beyond to help his team win. And when he does that, the result is usually him getting a triple-double.

NBA Player PropOdds
Nikola Jokic Triple-Double
Annie Adkins
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