NBA Player Props Today: How you should bet Anthony Davis, DeMar DeRozan and Buddy Hield on Tuesday, February 28th

By Zachary Cohen  ( 

February 28, 2023 08:37 AM

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On Tuesday, February 28th, NBA bettors will be thrilled to see 10 games on the schedule after having only had four games to watch on Monday. However, with more games comes more research, so why not let us do some of that for you? Keep reading to find out our three favorite player props of the day, with Anthony Davis, DeMar DeRozan and Buddy Hield being the focal point of tonight's slate. Our play on Davis is one you'll definitely want to see, as he'll be playing in a battle between the Los Angeles Lakers and Memphis Grizzlies on TNT. 

MORE: Check out our Pro Picks page for everything our experts have on February 28

Here are our favorite NBA prop bets for Tuesday, February 28 (odds provided by DraftKings Sportsbook): 

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Memphis Grizzlies (-9, 230.5)

With LeBron James out indefinitely for the Lakers, it’s time for Davis to step things up for Los Angeles. The big man had 30 points, 15 rebounds, four assists and three blocks in Sunday’s win over the Dallas Mavericks, and he has now scored at least 28 points in two of his last three games. We’re now counting on him to hit that mark against the Grizzlies on Tuesday.

The Grizzlies are a very good defensive team this year, as they’re second in the NBA in defensive rating. However, they’re also sixth in the league in pace of play, and the Lakers are second. With that said, there should be plenty of possessions in this one, and whether Davis scores his 28 efficiently or not isn’t of concern for us. We simply need him to hit that mark, and it’s hard to see Los Angeles not feeding him constantly.

Davis has also been a profitable player to bet on this season, as the Over on his point total is 22-13 in games he has started this season. That’s good for an ROI of 13.8 percent, according to our Daily Prop Analyzer. The one thing we'd say is that you'll want to check the VSiN Injury Report before putting this one in. You never know when Davis is going to sit out a game, which is why he has earned the nickname "Street Clothes" on TNT's broadcast. 

Bet: Davis Over 27.5 Points (-125)

Chicago Bulls vs. Toronto Raptors (-4.5, 220.5)

DeRozan has gone Over his assist total in 35 of the 55 games he has played this season, but he has had fewer than six assists in 32 of his 55 games this year. And considering tonight’s assist total is 5.5, that means that this has been a rough number for him.

Now, DeRozan will be going up against his former team, and that should be emotional for the Chicago wing. Look for DeRozan to hunt his shot a little more often in the arena he used to call home, making him less likely to rack up assists.

Chicago also signed Patrick Beverley off waivers last week, and that means there’s another ball handler in this Bulls lineup. That will mean fewer on-ball responsibilities for DeRozan moving forward, so you should see him falling short of his assist totals a little more often the rest of the way.

We should also note that the Raptors are tied for third in the league in defensive rating over the last 10 games. This is a lengthy, active group on that side of the floor, so they’ll look to clog up passing lanes whenever they can.

Bet: DeRozan Under 5.5 Assists (-155)

Indiana Pacers vs. Dallas Mavericks (-8, 236.5)

Hield has been the most profitable bet on three-point props of anybody in the NBA this season, according to our Daily Prop Analyzer. He has gone Over his made threes total in 40 of the 62 games he has played this season, which is good for an ROI of 21.1 percent.

Tonight, Hield will be facing the Mavericks in a game that has the highest total on the board at 237. With this expected to be a high-scoring game, it would just be irresponsible not to take Hield to hit Over 3.5 threes.

Dallas has one of the worst defensive backcourts in the league after having traded for Kyrie Irving. That should only mean more quality looks for Hield, who isn’t shy about taking shots. Hield is eighth in the NBA in attempted threes per game, as he launches 9.0 per contest.

Bet: Hield Over 3.5 Made Threes (-110)

Did you know that you can parlay these three picks together at +465 odds? Try out our VSiN Parlay Calculator HERE!

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