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Best NBA player prop bets to consider for Saturday, February 27th

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

Ben Simmons #25 of the Philadelphia 76ers dunks the ball against the Dallas Mavericks on February 25, 2021 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images

We have seven NBA games for the Saturday night slate, including a primetime matchup between the Mavericks and Nets at 8:30 p.m. ET. DraftKings Sportsbook has a wide array of prop bets available for the action, and we’ve identified a few lines that stand out. Let’s take a look at some options worth considering.

Ben Simmons, O8.5 rebounds (+110)

Without Tobias Harris for Saturday night’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, it will be imperative for Ben Simmons to continue to play aggressive. This season, the All-star point guard is averaging 8.1 rebounds per game, which is slightly below his prop total. However, with this prop sitting at +100, it tells me that as we get closer to game time it could switch over to even money.

Simmons has gone over 8.5 rebounds in 15 out of 28 games played this season. Also, in the Sixers’ last five games, the former first overall pick is only averaging 7.2 boards. But he has racked up more than 8.5 rebounds in three out of those five contests.

Rui Hachimura, O14.5 points (-110)

The second-year player from Gonzaga is quietly putting together a nice season for the surging Washington Wizards. Hachimura is averaging 13.6 points per game and shooting 47.1 percent from the field. The 23-year-old has only gone over 14.5 points in 11 out of 23 games played, which might not inspire a lot of confidence.

But he’s facing a reeling Timberwolves’ team that has a new head coach and whose depth at power forward isn’t necessarily great. In Washingtons’ last five contests, Hachimura is averaging 15.2 points on 52.7 percent shooting from the field in 35.7 minutes. He’s coming off a 20-point performance against the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night, where he shot 9-of-16 from the field.

Nikola Vucevic, O25.5 Points (+110)

For the Orlando Magic to keep Saturday night’s game against the Utah Jazz close, they will have to run their offense through Nikola Vucevic. Vucevic’s point prop is surprisingly plus money as he will be going against Rudy Gobert in the paint. Gobert is a dominating force in the post, but Vucevic has shown this season that he can get his points.

This season, the former first round pick is averaging 24.1 points on 48.8 percent shooting from the field and 40 percent from three-point range. He has gone over 25.5 points in only 13 out of 33 games played. But in the Magic’s last five games, Vucevic is averaging 26.2 points and has scored more than 25.5 in three games.

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