NBA 3-Point Play: Kemba Walker, Jae Crowder, Tim Hardaway Jr.

It can be difficult to mine a three-game NBA slate for player props you like.

Fortunately, I was able to find a few in the two early games on Thursday's schedule to put together a 3-Point Play.

If you've been following along this week, this piece is 8-2 since Monday's dual threat 3-Point Play appeared for the large slate of contests.

I targeted the two early tipoffs because the late one has too many questions, and honestly I'll be watching Pac-12 basketball and Gonzaga at that time of the night.

NBA 3-Point Play

Overall Record: 23-19 (8-2 This Week)

Kemba Walker Over 2.5 Threes (+135)

Kemba Walker's three-point prop carries the best value in the New York-New Orleans clash.

I love Brandon Ingram's assist prop, but there's no way I can suggest betting a prop with a -155 value attached to it.

Walker returned from his three-week absence on Tuesday and knocked down four three-point shots.

He attempted eight three-pointers in his return, which is right on par with his average from December.

Walker hit four three-pointers in the Knicks' first meeting with the Pelicans this season. New Orleans played without Brandon Ingram on October 30, but that does not matter much to me when evaluating this prop.

Walker is going to get his shots off and he is facing a New Orleans defense that gives up the second-highest three-point percentage in the NBA.

Jae Crowder Over 4.5 Rebounds (-140)

Jae Crowder has five rebounds in all of his five January appearances.

Crowder should be a constant fixture in the paint on Thursday versus the Dallas Mavericks with Deandre Ayton once again out.

JaVale McGee is the like-for-like replacement in the Phoenix Suns starting lineup, but he played over 20 minutes once in January and was in foul trouble in the win over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday.

McGee might not match up well with Dallas' athleticism. Crowder and Mikal Bridges might be better defensive options tonight, even if the Suns give up some size.

I'm not thrilled with the number attached to the prop, but it's as close to a safe best as we can get on the three-game slate.

Tim Hardaway Jr. Over 12.5 Points (-125)

I don't like anything about the Indiana-Golden State nightcap, especially with Domantas Sabonis ruled out, so I'm taking a second player prop from the Suns-Mavericks contest.

Tim Hardaway Jr. recorded at least 12 points in each of his last five games. His shot attempts have not been affected by the return of Kristaps Porzingis because he has been playing with the second unit.

Hardaway attempted over 10 shots in the last eight contests, and he is not just heaving shots from three-point range. His shot attempts were split evenly on Wednesday night between twos and threes.

Hardaway's recent run of form combined with his shooting inside the three-point line make me feel confident in this play.

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