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Best NBA player prop bets to consider for Saturday, January 23rd

We go over the lines on DraftKings Sportsbook and pick out our favorite player prop bets you should consider for Saturday’s slate.

Josh Okogie of the Minnesota Timberwolves reacts to a call during the game against the Atlanta Hawks at Target Center on January 22, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Hawks defeated the Timberwolves 116-98. Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

There’s plenty of NBA action to look forward to on Saturday, as seven games are set to tip-off between 8:00 and 9:00 p.m. ET. We’ve identified a few ideal prop bets on DraftKings Sportsbook ahead of the games. Here are some lines that are worth considering.

Josh Okokie U8.5 points (+114)

Okogie has played eight games this season and has scored less than nine points in six outings. The defensive minded-wing returned from a hamstring tweak on Friday and tallied just 3 points in 19 minutes as a starter. It’s unclear if he has a minute-restriction, but I’ll take a chance on a player who takes five shots per game and is shooting 47 percent from the field 10 times out of 10. He averages one free throw attempt per game as well, so he’ll really have to get hot to hit this over.

Kevin Durant O2.5 3-pointers made (+115)

Durant has fresh legs after taking a one-game break for rest and has made at least three shots from beyond the arc in four of his last five games. He’s attempted at least seven threes in seven of his last 10 games and is shooting better than 46 percent from deep. The Miami Heat give up the second-most threes per game to opposing teams, so KD should be set to light it up unless he has a cold night.

James Harden O9.5 assists (+125)

Harden is in full facilitator mode and has reached double-digits in assists in four straight games as a Net. He’s averaging 12.2 per game and hasn’t been hindered by the return of Kyrie Irving. Anything short of 10.5 should be in play given what Harden has shown so far.

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