Our experiment of prop bets has been very well received by you the reader and will be produced more frequently as we look at different variations to win cash for NBA picks.
We will also delve into NCAA Basketball props some days when the NBA lacks many game choices and does not supply us with what could better winning opportunities. The most important point is to match the NBA odds with the right situation according to the numbers or is as in one case today, some speculation wagering that has nice potential payoff.
This is what we are looking at today.
Raptors vs. Pistons - Toronto Over/Under 105.5 Total Points (-115)
Toronto has been the hottest team in the Eastern Conference, on an absolute tear at 13-1 (10-4 ATS). The Raptors opened at +1 and were moved to -2 point road favorite at Detroit, as they make fourth stop on six-game road trip. Toronto has been incredibly efficient on offense, averaging of 110 points per 100 possessions, which is fourth in the NBA since Jan.9th. They're averaging 108.0 points in their last 11 victories, shooting 42.4 percent from 3-point range. With the Pistons allowing 112.3 points a contest in their last six, like the OVER for NBA picks with the Raptors.
Prop Play: Toronto Over 105.5
Bulls vs. Hornets - Chicago Over/Under 98.5 (-110) Total Points
With Jimmy Butler out for Chicago, not sure where the 22 points per game will come from while he is out indefinitely with a knee strain. E'Twaun Moore moves into Butler's slot but he is nowhere close in terms of versatility and Derrick Rose has already started taking more shots, but most nights that is going to mean an additional five points from him. The Charlotte defense has shown a little more gumption in their last four contests, holding foes to 95.2 PPG. Having scored 105 or more points in three consecutive encounters, the Bulls are 23-7 UNDER in next outing, averaging 97.1 PPG.
Prop Play: Bulls Under 98.5
Clippers vs. 76ers - Adjusted Lines Los Angeles -14.5 (+210)
With all the praise heaped upon Golden State and to a lesser degree, San Antonio, Oklahoma City, Cleveland and lately Toronto, hard for any other NBA to get noticed. But the L.A. Clippers should at least be mentioned, having won 18 of 22 (15-7 ATS). Los Angeles is a 9.5 point road favorite at Philadelphia and when adjusted line is up to -14.5, the payout is rather good. When looking at particular numbers, the Clips are at least even money to cover this high figure, 3-2 ATS when favored by 11.5 or more, with the Sixers 6-5 ATS as underdogs of 11.5 to 13.5 points this season. What has my attention is when Philly is a 6.5 to 12-point home underdog this year on standard line, they are losing by 21 PPG. Worth a look at these odds.
Prop Play: Clippers -14.5 to win +210
Thunder vs. Suns - Halftime Odds Oklahoma City -8 (-110)
Oklahoma City is off playing Golden State and like almost everyone else, the Thunder lost to the Warriors 116-108, but did cover the +8.5. With Oklahoma City already only 5-17 ATS (14-9 SU) on the road, dropping down this far in class is very unlikely to grab their attention, other than playing at winning time. We know how bad Phoenix has been and with a player or two quitting on the previous head coach who just lost his job, not sure what Billy Donovan can say to have his team ready to play with their general indifference anyways. At this price, really like the fact OKC is 6-16 ATS against the first half line after scoring 105 points or more in two straight games this season, leading by less than a point (0.8) after two quarters.
Prop Play: Phoenix +8