Best NBA prop bets today for Nuggets vs. Sixers (Bet on Nikola Jokic, Joel Embiid)

Breaking down the best prop bets for the Denver Nuggets-Philadelphia 76ers matchup, including props for Nikola Jokic and Joel Embiid.

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic.
Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic. / Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The matchup we’ve all been waiting for, Nikola Jokic vs. Joel Embiid, takes place in Philadelphia on Tuesday night. 

The two players have won the last three MVP awards in the NBA, and now we get the pleasure of watching them square off in the regular season. 

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There are so many ways to bet on this game, but I have prop bets for both Jokic and Embiid that bettors will want to take. Let’s dive into these picks: 

Nuggets vs. Sixers best NBA prop bets

  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope OVER 1.5 3-pointers made
  • Nikola Jokic OVER 10.5 rebounds
  • Joel Embiid OVER 10.5 rebounds

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope OVER 1.5 3-pointers made

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is shooting the ball at a high level as of late, hitting multiple shots from deep in four straight games and seven of his last 10 outings. 

KCP has seen his 3-point attempts dip this season (3.7 per game), but he’s still shooting an impressive 41.3 percent from beyond the arc. 

The Sixers are No. 2 in the NBA at defending the 3 – allowing just 11.0 makes per game, but the Indiana Pacers are No. 1 and KCP dropped two treys on them on Saturday. With all the attention Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray draw, Caldwell-Pope should get some good looks on Tuesday night. 

Nikola Jokic OVER 10.5 rebounds

I love this prop for Nikola Jokic, who is averaging 11.8 rebounds per game this season. 

Jokic and Embiid are going to battle down low in this matchup, and Jokic is averaging 10.5 rebounds per game in his two meetings with Embiid since 2022. 

On the season, Jokic is averaging 18.6 rebound chances per game, and the Sixers rank 18th in the NBA in opponent rebounds allowed per game. Jokic has 11 or more boards in 24 of his 40 games so far this season.  

Joel Embiid OVER 10.5 rebounds

I’m going to take a shot on Embiid’s OVER rebounds as well, as I think both he and Jokic can hit this prop on Tuesday night. 

Embiid is averaging 11.7 rebounds per game on the season, clearing 10.5 boards in 20 of his 28 outings this season. Not only that, but Embiid is actually averaging more rebounding chances per game than Jokic (19.4) this season. Only Domantas Sabonis, Rudy Gobert and Anthony Davis average more. 

This number appears to be lower for both bigs since they’re going to be battling for the same boards, but Embiid has 11 or more rebounds in four of six matchups with Jokic since 2018.

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