Best Underdog NBA Prop Picks for Thursday, February 8: Wemby Should Crush Magic Defense

Matt Brown
by Matt Brown | Published: February 8, 2024

While superstars should shine through tonight, including a ROTY-type performance from Victor Wembanyama, look to Ben Simmons’ under as he takes on a red-hot Cavs in a tough matchup Thursday night.

Check out all of our best Underdog NBA prop picks for February 8 below. Good luck with your selections, everybody!

G Stephen Curry (GSW) OVER 4.0 3PM

Curry takes on an Indiana defense allowing the 3rd most PPG in the entire league. With the Warriors riding a 2-game win streak away from home, look for the offense to continue their hot streak in Indiana.

Steph will have to shoot the 3-ball more than 10 times to keep up with Halliburton and the Pacers’ scoring. Steph is averaging 5.1 3PM per game against Eastern Conference squads and has a great chance to hit that mark against this high-octane Pacer offense but susceptible Pacer defense.

C Victor Wembanyama (SAS) OVER 13.5 REB+AST

Oh, do we have a superstar on our hands here? Although the Spurs are losing in bunches, Wemby averaged 24 PPG, 9.6 RPG, and 3.3 APG in January, catapulting himself into 1st place in the ROTY race.

While Orlando’s defense has been solid all season long, they might not have an answer for Wemby on the boards as he’s averaged 12 over his last five. As for playmaking, Coach Pop has given the Frenchman the green light for ball-handling duties throughout the game as he’s averaging 4 APG over his last five.

In what should become a tight matchup in Orlando, look for Victor to have another ROTY-type outing.

F Ben Simmons (BKN) UNDER 6.0 PTS

While Simmons is a solid bet for a near-double-double today, it won’t be including his point total. Since returning, Ben has hit this mark in two of three outings.

However, these were in games without two dominant opposing figures down low. With the Cavs winning 14 of their last 15 with Mobley and Allen acting as dominant defensive forces in the paint, look for Simmons to struggle to get shots up in this tough matchup against the hottest team in basketball.

G Anthony Edwards (MIN) OVER 27.5 PTS

After a brutal loss to Chicago, dropping the Wolves down a game in a competitive West, look for Anthony Edwards to will his team to a win against a beat-up Milwaukee squad tonight.

The Bucks have dropped two straight against Phoenix and Utah, where they allowed 21 points to Collin Sexton and 32 points to Devin Booker. Expect Edwards to take over this game offensively, scoring 30+ points for a third consecutive game.

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