Four Prop Bets With Value For Your NBA Picks On Friday

Doug Upstone

Friday, March 4, 2016 6:22 PM UTC

Friday, Mar. 4, 2016 6:22 PM UTC

We are on a good roll here for NBA prop bets at 11-3 and we will try and stay red hot and hopefully keep supplying you winners. This is not that easy to beat, but sometimes the research really works.

In truth, that is what props bets are all about, digging into the numbers to find an edge and backed with knowledge of the team, players and situation, opportunities do exist. I am the first to admit, there are many ups and downs, but as long as you do your home work or trust that I'm doing mine, some days making prop bets for NBA picks work out.

Let's get after the NBA odds with these prop wagers.


Heat vs. 76ers - First Quarter Line is (+/-) 2 (-115)
Since Christmas, Miami has gotten in a good groove at 12-5 SU and ATS, with their offense having picked up to match how well they have been playing defensively all year. After showing some hope, Philadelphia is back to being Philadelphia with one win in 15 games, seldom shooting well and playing almost no defense. Unless the Heat are completely lethargic, hard to imagine them not beating a three-point first quarter spread.

NBA Pick: Heat -3 for First Quarter
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle


Pacers vs. Hornets - First Half Line is (+/-) 1.5 (-110)
Another club playing well is Charlotte, winners of eight of 10 (7-3 ATS), taking on an Indiana team that is stumbling in losing four of six straight up and ATS. This sets up to be an advantageous spot for the Hornets, because they are playing excellent defense and the Pacers do not fit well in this situation. Having lost at home to Charlotte nine days ago, the Indiana is 7-20 ATS against the first half line revenging a straight up loss as a home favorite the last three seasons. If they are off a off two exact round encounters, the Pacers are 16-33 ATS at half time of next contest.

NBA Pick: Hornets -1.5 for First Half
Best Line Offered: at Bookmaker


Knicks vs. Celtics - First Half Line is (+/-) 5.5 (-110)
It goes without saying New York is a complete wreck and Boston is a rising team in the Eastern Conference. Taking the Celtics at -5.5 sounds rather tempting, but I will play scheduling hunch. While the C's are playing division game, they are in Cleveland tomorrow night, which is far bigger game and their focus, especially in the first half against a squad they would presume to beat might be off. Off their 23-point demolition of Portland, which was in part fueled by the Blazers playing fourth road game in five days, one can understand how the schedule affects the NBA. And, the Celtics are just 6-17 ATS against the first half line off a home win by 10 points or more.

NBA Pick: Knicks +5.5 for First Half
Best Line Offered: at Bovada


Timberwolves vs. Bucks - Milwaukee Over/Under 110 Points (-110)
When it comes to offensive efficiency, the only reliable aspect of the Milwaukee Bucks is inconsistency. This team is up and down as noted by their No.24 ranking in offensive efficiency and scoring. Nonetheless, oddsmakers made a big number on Milwaukee because Minnesota allows 105.8 PPG on the road and in their past five contests, the T-Wolves have not been hungry defensively and permitted 115.6 PPG. The real key for the Bucks to beat the number is Jabari Parker, who was just another player the first half of the season coming back from knee surgery, but he's averaged 18.4 PPG in last 10 ballgames, with three at 20 points or more after having just one past that barrier in his first 41 contests. Milwaukee has had scoring success against weaker defenses and Minnesota applies in this case.

NBA Pick: Bucks Over 110 Points
Best Line Offered: at BetOnline

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