Despite plenty of games to chose from, this NBA prop bets article is a tough one today. With several teams resting players with the playoffs in mind, hard to find as many great options.
All this means is we have to peel back the surface a little more, snoop around the NBA odds and look through the 20 to 25 choices we have for props on the rest of the games and that is precisely what we have done.
For NBA picks on props, these are the four we like best.
Wizards vs. Pistons - First Team to Score 20 Points
If you have been a frequent reader of this article, you seeing this prop bet is not a surprise. Detroit is 25-14 and 23-14-2 ATS at home and has been known for their quick starts in achieving such a record. Since we started up these articles in February, I have taken the Pistons on six prior occasions and they are rock solid 5-1. Detroit understands with a victory over Washington they eliminate them and they would be right at the doorstep of reaching the playoffs. Too good to pass up even if oddsmakers have inflated number.
Prop Play - Pistons -170 to Score 20 Points First at Heritage
Wizards vs. Pistons - R. Drummond Over/Under 28.5 Points and Rebounds (-115)
Detroit center Robert Drummond has come a long way in a short time and is still only 22 years old. While his offense is still developing, when it comes to rebounding, he has surpassed DeAndre Jordan and is now the NBA's leading rebounder. We think he will get close to his typical night on the boards (14.2), but in his last five outings, his scoring is down to 12.2 points a game compared to season average of 16.4. Drummond has also had issues finding the basket against Washington's big people, who have been intent on not letting him be a factor and he's only tallied 8.7 PPG against them in past three contests. The right call on this prop is UNDER.
Prop Play - R. Drummond Under 28.5 Points and Rebounds at BeOnline
Grizzles vs. Mavericks - Memphis Over/Under 93 Total Points (-115)
Memphis has occasionally put up some pretty good offensive numbers even when with Marc Gasol and Mike Conley out with injuries, but do not believe that will happen at suddenly defensive-minded Dallas. The Mavericks have won five in a row and done so thinking defense-first and slowing the pace of games and conceded only 86 PPG during this win streak. The Grizzlies still have something to play for as they are not locked in as the fifth seed and could fall and be stuck facing Oklahoma City, however, Dallas is still fighting to reach the playoffs and will do what is necessary to keep playing with same spirit. Also, the Mavs are 12-1 UNDER off an upset win as an underdog this season.
Prop Plays - Grizzlies Under 93 Points at Bookmaker
Heat vs. Magic - Miami -4.5 Adjusted Line
This is a little more of a risk, but with a +210 payout, this is worth considerations when knowing these facts. Miami opened as one-point road favorite but were flipped to +1 at Orlando. The Heat have won seven in row where Mickey, Minny and Donald Duck hang out with 5-1-1 ATS mark. If you buy into the premise Dwayne Wade and the fellas will win this matchup, in their last other seven wins, they have defeated opponents by 12.5 PPG. Certainly not a wager for everyone, yet we have factors in our favor.
Prop Play - Miami +210 to Cover -4.5 at Bovada