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Best NBA player prop bets to consider for Monday, January 25th

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

Gordon Hayward of the Charlotte Hornets dribbles the ball during the fourth quarter against the Orlando Magic at Amway Center on January 24, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images

We’ve got a hefty 10-game NBA slate on tap for Monday and tip-off times range from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. ET. There are a few desirable prop bets available on DraftKings Sportsbook ahead of the action, and we’ve identified a few bets you should consider making. Let’s take a look at some of the better lines available to kick off the week.

Gordon Hayward O22.5 points (+105)

The hip strain Hayward suffered earlier this month could only hold him back for so long. The Charlotte Hornets swingman has scored 25 or more points three times in a row since returning from injury and hung 39 on Orlando in his last outing. Aaron Gordon is probably to play this time and could make things a little bit tougher for Hayward, but the questionable status of James Ennis could mean that the Orlando Magic will have a limited number of wings to slow him down. I like the odds of Hayward getting right around his season average of 24.5 points.

Will Barton U10.5 points (+101)

Barton’s time in the spotlight is coming to a close, as Michael Porter Jr. is back and ready to take on a heavy workload after missing time because of a positive Covid-19 test. Barton scored a single point in 21 minutes and was 0-for-5 from the field in the Denver Nuggets’ latest win over the Phoenix Suns while Porter notched a double-double in 35 minutes. Barton can still be a valuable piece off the bench but won’t get nearly as many offensive opportunities moving forward.

Jayson Tatum O6.5 rebounds (+110)

Tatum is returning from a long layoff caused by a positive Covid-19 test and ranks second on the Celtics in rebounds per game. While he might not put up his usual stat line in his first game back, rebounds will be easier to come by than points. Tatum crashes the glass often to get the break started for Boston. He’s averaging 7.1 rebounds per contest and has tallied more than six rebounds in half the games he’s played this season.

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