The NBA 3-Point Play has a distinct Villanova flavor to it.
Josh Hart and Mikal Bridges have put up impressive totals over the last few games for the New Orleans Pelicans and Phoenix Suns, respectively, and they are two of the most trustworthy players I have found on Thursday's four-game slate.
Hart has done a bit of everything for the Pelicans over the last two weeks, while Bridges took full advantage of some of the absences in the Suns lineup in the last two games.
The third member of the 3-Point Play is the first repeat member of the prop club. Cade Cunningham was three points away from handing me a perfect Wednesday and I have no fear going back to him.
Thursday NBA 3-Point Play
Overall Record: 5-4 (2-1 Wednesday)
Josh Hart Over 21.5 Points & Rebounds (-120)
Josh Hart has filled up every part of the stat sheet in the last few weeks for the New Orleans Pelicans.
Hart has six straight games with 14 or more points and he has at least nine rebounds in his last four trips to the hardwood.
New Orleans ranks fourth in the NBA with 46.8 rebounds per game. That is caused by the NBA's fifth-worst team field-goal percentage.
Hart and the Pelicans are going up against a Golden State team that does not have a ton of size and will likely be without Stephen Curry on Thursday night. That opens up the possibility for more misses from beyond the arc. The Warriors gave up 41 rebounds and missed 25 three-point shots in their last game without Curry in Toronto on December 18.
Cade Cunningham Over 17.5 Points (-105)
I'm going back to the well with Cade Cunningham for a second straight night.
Cunningham came three points short of hitting his point prop over on Wednesday night. He did not play most of the fourth quarter because of the Detroit Pistons' blowout loss to the Charlotte Hornets.
The rookie guard attempted 12 shots and made four three-pointers in his 26 minutes of action. He should have fresh legs to take on the Memphis Grizzlies, who have the fifth-worst three-point defense in the NBA.
Cunningham will have the shot volume to reach 18 points as long as the Pistons are not down by 30 points going into the fourth quarter again.
Mikal Bridges Over 12.5 Points (-105)
Thursday is probably the last time we can trust Mikal Bridges to have a high shot volume.
Deandre Ayton, Jae Crowder and JaVale McGee will not play for the Phoenix Suns on Thursday against the Los Angeles Clippers due to conditioning after they were in health and safety protocols.
Bridges caught fire from the field while the Suns needed to make up for Ayton and Crowder's shot volume.
Bridges has 38 points off 25 field-goal attempts in the last two games. He is 8-for-14 from three-point range in that span.
The 2018 first-round pick should have plenty of chances to shoot and he is playing with an extra bit of confidence from the last two games. I'm willing to take a shot on him with a very attainable point prop.