Best NBA player prop bets today: Kevin Durant, Victor Wembanyama highlight Friday, February 2

Friday has arrived, and the NBA has 10 games prepared for us to tip off the weekend. It should be a fantastic night of hoops for viewers and bettors alike, with the value betting opportunities on the player prop market as plentiful as ever. As we do daily, we’re taking to BetMGM to uncover and highlight the best, top-value, and can’t-miss NBA player props of the evening so you can start your weekend with some wagering wins.

As always, Friday night comes with storylines.

Kevin Durant and the Suns head into the ATL to take on Trae Young and the Hawks (7:30 p.m. ET). The Pelicans’ Zion Williamson and the Spurs’ Victor Wembanyama square off in San Antonio in a battle of No. 1 picks (8:00 p.m. ET). Then, Fred Van Vleet and the Rockets take on FVV’s former team, the Raptors (8:00 p.m. ET), and Stephen Curry and the Warriors battle the Ja Morant-less Grizzlies (8:00 p.m. ET).

That’s quite the lineup, and it’s just four of the six matchups. We can’t wait to get some props in, as we have been smoking hot with our best bets, top props, and weekly Prop-A-Shot series all season.

We’ve been crushing our best bets, top props and Prop-A-Shot series all season, going a collective 81-54 with our betting recommendations. That’s a winning percentage of .600, a number we’re steadily elevating as the season progresses.

Let’s dive into the Friday night slate and pinpoint our best bets on BetMGM, our go-to spot for all the latest odds, lines, and props. Good luck, have fun, and enjoy what should be another solid night of NBA hoops!

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Best NBA prop bets today: Friday, February 2

Kevin Durant points (Suns at Hawks) — OVER 28.5 (-105)

Durant has quietly enjoyed an MVP-caliber season, but nobody seems to be noticing because countless players have been going HAM with their scoring totals. KD has cleared this total 19 times over the past 40 games, and he’s coming off a 33-point performance in Brooklyn on Wednesday. Now he gets to beat up on the Hawks, a team he has crushed throughout his career.

Over the 10 games in which Durant has faced Atlanta dating back to 2018-19, the perennial All-NBA selection has averaged 32.5 points per game. And the Hawks’ defense now might be worse than any other year in those six years. In just its past five games, Quin Snyder’s squad has surrendered 133.6 PPG. The ATL now ranks second-worst in scoring defense and third-worst in defensive rating. KD will feast.

Victor Wembanyama points (Spurs vs. Pelicans): UNDER 24.5 (-105)

Nobody’s denying that Wemby has been spectacular so far in his rookie season. He can do things at his age that no 19-year-old has ever done on an NBA floor. Gregg Popovich has also unleashed the French phenom offensively over the past few weeks, so we’re seeing just how diverse his skill set can be as a scorer. However, we’re going UNDER in this one against a pesky and physical Pelicans squad. 

Wemby has failed to clear 24 points in five consecutive contests, and we don’t see that changing against Jonas Valanciunas, Zion Williamson, and the Pels. He managed just 17 against NOLA earlier this season, and Willie Green’s squad has only improved (and gotten healthier) since then.

The Pelicans rank in the top four in the NBA in three-point percentage allowed, and they’ve allowed the third-fewest two-point field goals. They rebound well, so they don’t allow a bunch of second-chance opportunities, and they have the fifth-most steals in the league. This could be a very frustrating night for Wemby, who should stay UNDER 25 points for the sixth straight game. 

Steph Curry three-pointers (Warriors at Grizzlies) — OVER 4.5 (-115)

We’re about to see what happens when an unstoppable force meets a very moveable object. Curry has been scorching hot as of late, hitting 28 threes over Golden State’s past four games. The 83 points he just combined for in back-to-back games against the Lakers and 76ers ranks as the most he has ever scored in a two-game stretch.

Now Chef Curry gets to cook a seemingly hopeless Grizzlies squad without franchise player Ja Morant or top perimeter defender Marcus Smart. Have you seen some of the guards and forwards Taylor Jenkins has been putting on the floor recently? We’re talking David Roddy, Scotty Pippen, GG Jackson, Matthew Hurt, Jacob Gilyard — it’s like a collection of Shaq and Chuck “Who he play for?” candidates.

The Warriors have no time to lose and little room for error. They sit in 12th at 20-24, one spot above the 18-29 Grizzlies who sit near the bottom of a loaded Western Conference. Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins, and Draymond Green have arguably all endured one of their toughest offensive seasons to date, and the Golden State bench is shallower than ever with Chris Paul hurt.

It’s on Steph to stay hot and obliterate the bottom-feeding teams Golden State has to beat. The Grizzlies have allowed opponents to shoot 37.9 percent from three-point land this season —bank on Curry sinking five-plus treys for the fifth straight game.

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