In my last NBA props article, nailed three of four and will attempt to build on those winners. Betting these props can be a load of fun and straight forward information is readily available.
Today I have four NBA picks for props, with two from single game, featuring one from the hottest player not named Stephen Curry.
Let's get after the NBA odds with these prop wagers.
Blazers vs. Knicks - First Half Line is 3 (-110)
The Portland Trail Blazers are blazing a trail in winning 17 of 21 and they have covered the spread 15 times during this time. From the wagering perspective, they have actually been even better on the road at 8-2 SU and ATS. Since Jan.23rd, Portland has not messed around either in building early leads and they are 13-2 ATS in the first half of all those contests. New York has really been fowl and has not played any better in the first two quarters with a 6-12-1 ATS mark in past 19. With the Knickerbockers 4-13 against the first half line at home after playing a game as a home underdog, sure looks like more of the same.
Prop Play: Blazers -3 for First Half
Blazers vs. Knicks - D. Lillard Over/Under 38.5 for Points-Rebounds-Assists (-110)
Damian Lillard has scored at least 30 points in seven of eight games in leading his team to victories. In his last 10 outings, he has averaged 31.5 PPG, 6.4 assists and 3.7 boards. Add that together and that comes out to 42.6 for all three categories. New York has allowed 104.6 PPG in past three meetings with Portland and in the Knicks last seven contests, five times the opposing team has shot 47 percent or higher. Sure seems like tailor-made situation for Lillard to thrive.
Prop Play: Lillard Over 38.5
Bulls vs. Heat - Chicago Over/Under 97.5 Points (-110)
With all the injuries, Chicago is lacking in adequate scoring options to win many games. This has been particularly true on the road when the Bulls face a team that actually cares about playing defense, like there last three opponents. In those contests, the Bulls have tallied 91.3 PPG and faces the NBA's No.2 scoring defense in Miami tonight. The Heat permit 96.7 PPG, but subtract the Golden State matchup and in four other most recent battles, they have allowed 92.2 PPG. With Chicago limited offensively, this should be a solid play.
Prop Play: Bulls Under 97.5 Points
Magic vs. Mavericks - First Quarter Total 55.5 (-110)
Magic vs. Mavericks - First Half Total 110.5 (-110)
Magic vs. Mavericks - Game Total 214 (-110)
This caught my eye when looking at the numbers, as something is out of whack. Both these teams in their last six games have averaged in the mid-220's for total final score. You will notice the first half total is quite a bit higher than the game total. In last three games, Dallas has averaged 59.7 PPG after two quarters and Orlando is at 57.3 PPG in the same time frame, which certainly makes the first quarter and first half attractive wagers. In the second half over the same contests, these two clubs have averaged 109.00 points. Though the game total is not a prop bet, the logic is there for a play on what looks to be a bad number. With the Magic 4-1-1 OVER at halftime and 5-1 OVER for game and the Mavs 6-1 OVER for first half and 7-0 OVER for game, I will make two equal bets on first quarter and half OVER's and take a look at total for second half if I win both.
Prop Play: Play Over First Quarter and First Half (Along with Game)