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Best NBA Player Props for Tonight: Steph Curry, Jayson Tatum, and More, October 18 | 2022 NBA Season

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Steph Curry and Golden State take on Lebron and the Lakers

The 2022-2023 NBA season is finally here, and we tip off tonight with two star-packed games. Take a look at the best NBA player props you need to have on your betslips this evening.

NBA Player Prop #1: Steph Curry Over 22.5 points (-112)

Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers Match Details

Fixture: Los Angeles Lakers @ Golden State Warriors

Date and Time: Tuesday, October 18, 10:00 PM EST

Venue: Chase Center

-112 odds for Steph to basically score over 20 points is a good bet on any night. Steph and the Warriors are used to having all eyes on them in a prime-time game like tonight, but opening night against the Lakers will only amplify that. Steph knows that, and he's going to be that much more determined to put up a strong statline as well as a show for the world tonight. He'll be looking to get Chase Center going crazy with a couple of early 3-pointers, and if he finds the rhythm early, we'll be mad we didn't take a higher points line.

The Warriors have a deep list of options and weapons to score, so in the first game of the season, the Lakers will have to be aware of that. They won't be able to double (or triple) Steph every trip down the court. Klay Thompson should be much healthier, and Jordan Poole looks even more explosive in the pre-season than he did last season. This opens up scoring possibilities for Steph a little more.

Expect Steph to pick up right where he left off in the finals last season.

NBA Player Prop #2: Jayson Tatum Over 4.5 assists (-136)

Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers Match Details

Fixture: Philadelphia 76ers @ Boston Celtics

Date and Time: Tuesday, October 18, 7:30 PM EST

Venue: TD Garden

Jayson Tatum took a monumental step last season by getting the Celtics to the NBA Finals for the first time in the Tatum-Brown era. He's going to have a chip on his shoulder this season to prove to critics, fans, and himself that it wasn't a fluke and the Celtics are a championship team. He has the opportunity to make a huge statement in the first game of the season against a tough Eastern conference rival.

Tatum always manages to help the Celtics with more than just scoring. He does a fantastic job of bringing down rebounds and getting assists. Tonight, he's not going to be forcing shots for himself because he knows he needs to get his teammates going on offense so that he can open up space for himself. So look to take advantage of the value on his assists line; last season his pregame assist lines were usually much closer to 10. Expect Tatum, a leader with a lot more experience than last season, to use his teammates to take down a tough Philadelphia team on defense.

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Edited by Lucas Abrenica