Thursday's 3-Point Play is all about the three-point shooters.
There are plenty of hot shooters to choose from on the small five-game slate, but I'm shying away from the top two ones on the Golden State Warriors roster.
Instead, I'm looking at a few high-volume shooters that either thrived in previous matchups with their Thursday opponents, or are set to feature in larger roles.
I went 3-0 last night and I'm hoping those vibes extend into Thursday night.
NBA 3-Point Play
Overall Record: 13-13
D'Angelo Russell Over 2.5 Threes
D'Angelo Russell has been on fire from three-point range over the last week.
Russell went 13-for-24 from deep in his last three games. He could extend that form into a favorable personal matchup on Thursday.
Russell scored 58 points and knocked down 10 three-pointers in his first two games against the Grizzlies this season. Memphis gives up the fifth-worst three-point percentage to opponents.
Russell hit at least three three-pointers in nine of his last 12 appearances dating back to December 1, so this feels like a slam dunk of a pick.
Reggie Jackson Over 2.5 Threes
I was torn between Reggie Jackson and Marcus Morris for my three-point prop from the Los Angeles Clippers-New Orleans Pelicans game.
New Orleans gives up the second-highest three-point percentage to opposing shooters, which makes both Clippers players viable candidates for tonight's slate.
Jackson gets the edge because he hit four three-pointers versus the Pelicans on November 29 and he has a slightly higher shot volume from deep than Morris.
Jackson is averaging 6.3 three-point attempts per game in January, while Morris is averaging 4.8 shots from beyond the arc this month.
New Orleans gave up 18 three-pointers to Minnesota on Tuesday and it allowed 14 three-points in a loss to Toronto on Sunday. Everything about this matchup suits a strong game for Jackson.
Nassir Little Over 1.5 Threes
I'm going back to Nassir Little for a good reason.
The Portland Trail Blazers will be without Anfernee Simons due to personal reasons. They are already down Damian Lillard because of his abdominal injury.
Ben McLemore and Dennis Smith have high player props than Little despite Little being the No. 2 scoring option behind Simons over the last few games with Norman Powell in health and safety protocols.
Little drained two threes in each of his five January games and he should have an increased shot volume without Simons versus the Denver Nuggets.