NBA 3-Point Play: Joel Embiid, Jaylen Brown, Malik Monk

Wednesday night in the NBA should belong to Joel Embiid.

The Philadelphia 76ers superstar has the best matchup on the board against the Charlotte Hornets, who are the worst team in the NBA defending centers.

Embiid can set his own bit of franchise history with a high-scoring night against the Hornets inside the Wells Fargo Center, so it makes perfect sense to hammer the big man's player props.

Embiid headlines the Wednesday three-point play that also features a pair of shooters that can get hot at any moment.

NBA 3-Point Play

Overall Record: 10-13 (1-2 Tuesday)

Joel Embiid Over 30.5 Points

I bet this line as early as I could this morning because I knew it would rise.

Joel Embiid is hitting the 30-point mark on a regular basis and he owned the Charlotte Hornets in his first two meetings with them this season.

Embiid scored 30 points or more in each of his last seven games. As ESPN Stats and Info noted on Twitter yesterday, Embiid can join Allen Iverson and Wilt Chamberlain as the only Sixers to score 30 points in eight straight games.

He has the ideal matchup to put up a high total against Mason Plumlee. Embiid scored 43 and 32 points versus Charlotte in back-to-back games in December.

I feel like this is a can't lose bet, even more so than the Fred VanVleet prop that I jinxed on Tuesday night.

Jaylen Brown Over 2.5 Threes

Jaylen Brown and the Boston Celtics play their second game against the Indiana Pacers this week.

On Monday, Brown attempted 26 field goals, knocked down three shots from deep and scored 26 points.

Brown is averaging 3.2 makes from three-point range on an average of 7.2 attempts per game in January. The Pacers are still depleted in the backcourt from their COVID-19 related absences.

Even if Indiana gets one of those players back on Wednesday, they will not be at full shape to defend Brown and Jayson Tatum.

Malik Monk Over 2.5 Threes

Malik Monk drained six three in his last matchup with the Sacramento Kings last Tuesday.

Monk gained more confidence during his hot streak over the last two weeks and he has a favorable matchup versus the Kings off a three-day break in the schedule.

Monk should benefit from the fresh legs against a Sacramento defense that gave up 11 three-pointers to the Lakers last week.

Look for Monk to shoot early and often in what could be a fun back-and-forth affair.

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