NBA Player Props for Friday Night Feature Damian Lillard

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Damian Lillard #0 of the Portland Trail Blazers is guarded by KZ Okpala #30 of the Sacramento Kings. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP.

The NBA has an exciting slate of games for us to find more winning player props.

Let’s take a look at tonight’s game to find more winning NBA picks.

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Phoenix Suns vs. Portland Trail Blazers

Friday, October 21, 2022 – 10:00 PM EDT at Moda Center

Trail Blazers' Prop Bet: Damian Lillard

  • Under 23.5 Points

Damian Lillard is a great basketball player, but he is struggling with his return from injury. He is yet to find the form that made him one of the most explosive players in the NBA.

The Portland Trail Blazers were able to win in game 1 without the best performance from Lillard, but that was against the terrible Sacramento Kings.

Tonight they face a much different challenge in the Phoenix Suns, who are coming off an inspiring, come from behind win over their nemesis, the Dallas Mavericks.

While the Suns did have some off-season turmoil around them, they answered questions in the comeback win, which allowed them to stave off any worries of instability within the organization.

Suns' Top Qualities

The Suns comeback against the Mavericks was facilitated by their elite defensive effort. That game was high scoring because the Suns came from behind.

When the Suns get ahead though they are a master at running the shot clock down and making the most of every possession.

This could lead to more Unders for everybody involved in this game, assuming the game follows the script of a dominant Suns win, which is what I'm expecting to see tonight.

Lillard will be great and back to his All-Star form soon but he's just not there yet and until then we have a great opportunity to cash in on his over-inflated props.

NBA Prop Pick: Damian Lillard Under 23.5 Points (-110) at BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review)

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Memphis Grizzlies vs. Houston Rockets

Friday, October 21, 2022 - 08:00 PM EDT at Toyota Center

Grizzlies' Prop Bet: Steven Adams

  • Over 9.5 Rebounds

The Memphis Grizzlies had a nice win in game 1 over the New York Knicks and now they faced up and coming Houston Rockets.

The Rockets are a young team with plenty of perimeter players, but they will struggle in the middle, especially against a player of Adams' size and fundamentals on the box out.

Steven Adams is one of the strongest men in the NBA and the Rockets are going to struggle to contain him down low on the offensive and the defensive end. I expect Adams to have a big night on the glass and easily cruise over his 9.5 rebounds prop.

NBA Prop Pick: Steven Adams Over 9.5 Rebounds (-112) at BetOnline

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Chicago Bulls vs. Washington Wizards

Friday, October 21, 2022 - 07:00 PM EDT at Capital One Arena

Bulls' Prop Bet: DeMar DeRozan

  • Over 28.5 Points

With Zach LaVine being out of his lineup, the majority of the scoring burden will fall on the shoulders of DeMar DeRozan.

DeRozan had an excellent game against the stifling defense of the Miami Heat, and now they face the much more easy to defeat Washington Wizards. This game should be a lot faster with a lot less defense tonight.

I'm projecting this game total to go over so I expect a lot of these players to hit their overs as well. We're going to go to the head of the snake, DeMar DeRozan as he will lead the Chicago Bulls to an excellent outing tonight.

Bulls' Star

The Bulls have had plenty of naysayers the last two seasons, but DeRozan is always stepped up and helped assuage the fears of the Bulls fans at the team is doing the right thing in their approach to team building.

Tonight DeRozan will make another statement that this team is here to stay by having a big game against the Washington Wizards.

NBA Prop Pick: DeMar DeRozan Over 28.5 Points (-114) at BetOnline

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New Orleans Pelicans vs. Charlotte Hornets

Friday, October 21, 2022 - 07:00 PM EDT at Spectrum Center

Pelicans' Prop Bet: Zion Williamson

  • Over 25.5 Points

After watching Zion in game one how could you not want to go back to this? Zion looks lithe, lean, and ready to go.

Zion was able to have a big night against the weak interior defense of the Brooklyn Nets and the Charlotte Hornets for will provide even less resistance down low.

Charlotte's Ups and Downs

Charlotte has always struggled with rim protection, and the addition of Mark Williams, while it is a nice rookie to build around, is not going to be enough against the already polished Williamson.

Charlotte is a high-scoring team and was going to want to play at a fast pace, which once again will lend itself more overs. They will have no answer for the force that is Zion Williamson.

There should be a bunch of fast-paced games and a bunch of fast space going tonight and Zion will lead the way on ESPN with highlight dunks as he amasses a huge stat line tonight.

Following the NBA odds, our last prop for the evening is Zion Williamson over 25.5 points.

NBA Prop Pick: Zion Williamson Over 25.5 Points (-114) at BetOnline

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