4 NBA Player Prop Picks for Thursday, February 15: Will Portland Contain McDaniels?

Matt Brown
By Matt BrownPublished: February 15, 2024
4 NBA Player Prop Picks for Thursday, February 15: Will Portland Contain McDaniels?

Expect Steph Curry to hit 7 or more threes for the fifth consecutive game as he takes on a Utah Jazz team that has struggled defensively in February. Ready to make some cash on the hardwood? We got you!

Here are 4 NBA player prop picks for Thursday, February 15. Good luck, folks!

G Stephen Curry (GSW) OVER 5.0 3PM

Curry is on one of the hottest stretches of his career from downtown, hitting 7 or more 3-pointers in each of his last four outings. With Utah allowing the most PPG over their last three outings, this is a perfect scenario for Steph to continue this streak and the Warriors to improve their record to 7-3 over their last 10 games.

“Don’t fix it if it ain’t broke.” This mantra should be true for Steph’s 3-pointer prop until he cools off from downtown.

F Lauri Markkanen (UTA) OVER 21.5 PTS

Expecting this game to be a high-scoring, back-and-forth affair, let’s take Lauri Markkanen to have a comeback game against Golden State. Lauri has missed this mark in two straight games, including on Monday to the Warriors.

However, the former Arizona Wildcat is averaging over 23 PPG over the last three months and is a solid bet at home to produce, averaging 24 PPG this season in Utah on 41% shooting from beyond the arc.

F Draymond Green (GSW) OVER 7.0 AST

Again, with Utah allowing the most PPG and 2nd-most APG over their last three outings, this has turned into an ideal spot to take Draymond Green’s over on assists. Green has hit this marker in two of four games during Steph’s incredible run.

With Klay Thompson becoming less of an offensive factor and the ball movement looking like the prime Warriors’ ball movement, we expect Green to find Curry off of off-ball screens all night long to secure this victory.

F Jaden McDaniels (MIN) UNDER 13.5 PTS+REB+AST

Heading to Minnesota against Portland, it just feels like Jaden McDaniels is becoming less of an offensive threat for this Wolves team. In six games this month, Jaden’s PPG total has dropped by 3.5 and FGA by 1.2 since January.

Averaging just 8.0 PTS+REB+AST against Portland this season, we like McDaniels’ under as there’s a good shot he is more of a defensive threat this game against a Portland team that will struggle to score.

Matt Brown

Matt Brown

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Matt's deep-rooted enthusiasm for sports betting and daily fantasy sports infuses the EatWatchDraft team with valuable expertise in football, hockey, and baseball. His forward-thinking perspectives are grounded in a solid academic foundation, including a B.S. in Aeronautical Computer Science and an M.S. in Project Management. This combination of sports passion and technical knowledge fuels Matt's innovative input to the platform.