Top NBA Player Prop Picks for Thursday, February 29: Sochan Could Struggle Against OKC

Matt Brown
By Matt BrownPublished: February 29, 2024
Top NBA Player Prop Picks for Thursday, February 29: Sochan Could Struggle Against OKC

Ready to make some cash with tonight's NBA card? Check out our top player prop picks for Thursday, February 29. Good luck!

Our best bet of the night involves the ultimate competitor, Jimmy Butler, filling up the stat sheet in a must-watch NBA Finals rematch where the Heat on a 5-game win streak travels to take on the Nuggets who have won 3 straight post break.

F Jalen Johnson (ATL) OVER 4.0 AST

Not only has the Hawks star wingman dropped 4 or more dimes in each of the games post-All-Star break, but Johnson has had 20 potential assists over his last two outings.

This is a great sign going into a matchup with the Nets who have struggled to come away with much-needed wins due to the lack of star power. While Murray might get the Bridges matchup, look for Johnson to become a key facilitator with Young out.

F Jimmy Butler (MIA) OVER 29.5 PTS+REB+AST

The ultimate competitor in the NBA deserves a prop lock for tonight. In a rematch of the NBA Finals, look for Jimmy Butler who has dropped over 35 PRA post-break to dominate this matchup tonight against a Nuggets squad coming off a huge win against the Kings.

Jimmy has easily exceeded this marker in his last three regular-season games against Denver. Again, Miami is on a hot streak winning five in a row and with Jimmy rounding into his March/April form, this is the game where he puts the Heat back on the radar.

F Jeremy Sochan (SAS) UNDER 10.5 PTS

A guy we aren’t too confident in to reach his point marker tonight is San Antonio’s Jeremy Sochan. He has only dropped 9 and 2 points in his last two outings vs OKC with Wemby on the roster.

Furthermore, Sochan is on a cold streak shooting 0/7 in his last two games and dropping down to just 8.9 PPG on 13% shooting from deep this month. While the Thunder’s defensive attention will focus on Wemby, don’t expect Sochan to catch them by surprise and go for more than a few buckets.

G Devin Booker (PHX) OVER 5.5 AST

Book has struggled to score the ball against Houston this season although dropping 20 and 25 in their two matchups. Shooting it at just a 37% mark from the field in those two matchups against tough defenders in Brooks and now rookie Amen Thompson, look for DBook to become more of a facilitator in this one.

At home, he’s averaging 7.6 APG on the year, so let’s continue to ride that number into the Phoenix sunset against Houston tonight.

Matt Brown

Matt Brown

Head of DFS

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.