Tuesday is a good time to buy low on NBA players with the last name Barnes.
Harrison Barnes and Scottie Barnes both have player props listed below their season scoring averages and they face favorable matchups that should aid their overs.
Scottie Barnes and the Toronto Raptors take on a San Antonio Spurs team that struggled without Dejounte Murray. Harrison Barnes and the Sacramento Kings face a subpar Los Angeles Lakers defense.
Justin Holiday is other target of the NBA 3-Point Play for Tuesday. Holiday is one of the few reliable scorers active for the Indiana Pacers' clash with the New York Knicks.
Tuesday NBA 3-Point Play
Overall Record: 2-1
Justin Holiday Over 13.5 (+100)
Someone has to score for the Indiana Pacers outside of Domantas Sabonis.
Justin Holiday is my favorite Pacer player to pick up the scoring slack at Madison Square Garden tonight.
Indiana will be without Malcolm Brogdon, Caris LeVert and Chris Duarte among others due to health and safety protocols. The New York Knicks could get Julius Randle back from the protocol list. Randle is listed as questionable.
Randle's potential return makes it tougher for me to trust Myles Turner at the same point prop as Holiday. Turner may face a more difficult time finding baskets in the paint.
Holiday is Indiana's top perimeter scorer with everyone on the protocol list. He attempted 22 shots in the last two games. He is 11-for-18 from three-point range in that span. He had 18 points versus the Cleveland Cavaliers and 16 against the Chicago Bulls.
Holiday is worth the pick here because of his expected shot volume and the even-money price that comes with his prop.
Scottie Barnes Over 14.5 (+100)
Scottie Barnes returned from health and safety protocols with 13 points on nine field-goal attempts on Sunday.
The Toronto Raptors rookie was consistently in the 15-20 point range before he entered the protocols. He is averaging 15.5 points per game.
Barnes' point prop already moved up a point from where it opened, but that does not deter me from taking the Florida State product.
The San Antonio Spurs gave up at least 110 points in every contest of their three-game losing streak and they will not have Dejounte Murray available as he conditions back from health and safety protocols.
Barnes regularly attempted over 10 shots per game before his two-week absence and I expect to see the same production as he works back into the Toronto offense alongside Fred VanVleet and OG Anunoby.
Harrison Barnes Over 13.5 (-125)
I had to take at least one player prop from the game with the highest over/under on the five-game slate.
Harrison Barnes' player prop number is about as low as you will see it all season.
The Sacramento Kings forward averages 16.8 points per game and he had success early in the season with De'Aaron Fox on the floor. Barnes' shot and point production dipped in the last two contests because of Fox's return.
However, Barnes could be in for a production increase on Tuesday. The Kings are going up against a Los Angeles Lakers defense that gives up the fifth-most points per game in the NBA. Sacramento allows the third-most PPG in the league, so we could be in for a back-and-forth, high-scoring affair.
Barnes will not be Sacramento's primary scorer, but the number and matchup are too good to pass up.