NBA Picks: Friday Prop Betting Guide

Nila Amerova

Friday, March 28, 2014 4:53 PM GMT

A dozen NBA games feature on Friday’s basketball betting menu so without further ado let’s spot some of the choice NBA player props currently trading across sportsbook platforms.

Goran Dragic Over/ Under 20.5 -120
NBA Player Analysis: Headed into tonight’s clash with the Knicks, the Suns will be looking to win their sixth straight, seventh in eight games as the push for a playoffs spot heats up at the bottom of the crowded Western Conference table. Dragic, who’s season average currently sits at 20.4 points per game this season, has been consistently in the double digits since February 21 when he posted just 8 points in 106-85 win over San Antonio. Last night, Dragic scored a team-high 25 points in the Sun’s 99-93 win over Washington, a victory that marked the Suns fifth straight win. His average in the last five games sits at 20.0 points, comprised of 18, 20, 18, 19 and 25 points. Sportsbooks send Dragic into the upcoming Knicks affair at Over/Under 20.5 points, which is in is wheelhouse in a manner of speaking. That said he did score 28 points in the last meeting with the Knicks.

NBA Betting Verdict: Dragic hit Over 20.5 only four times this month. More often than not he scores just under 20.5 points and that’s why we’re recommending the Under for your NBA player props on Dragic.

NBA Player Prop Picks: Dragic to go Under 20.5 at -120

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Joakim Noah Over/Under 13.5 at -120
NBA Player Analysis: Many are applauding Joakim Noah’s season with the Chicago Bulls this year as the Centre is averaging 12.4 points per game this season along with 5.1 assists per game and 11.3 rebounds per game. He’s a large part of their recent success and his stats continue to swell. Chicago have won their last two games, both times Noah was in the double digits with 20 points against Philadelphia and with 10 points against Indiana in an 89-77 win for Chicago.

Sportsbooks have matched Noah at 13.5 in the Bulls vs. Trail Blazers tonight, a mark that is slightly under his 10-game average of 14.9 points per game and his March average currently at 14.0 points per game, but also slightly higher than his average of 13 points in the last five games as well as season average of 12.4.

NBA Betting Verdict: This could go either way but given that 8 out of the last 13 games saw his points tally go under that mark we’re recommending the Under here as well on your basketball picks.

NBA Player Prop Picks: Joakim Noah to go Under 13.5 at -120

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Carmelo Anthony Over/Under 29.5 at -120
NBA Player Analysis: Carmelo Anthony has been a bit of a revelation this season. The Small Forward is averaging 28.2 points per game, 3.1 assists per game and 8.2 rebounds per game, but his average in the last five games is as high as 30.4 points per game, largely down to scoring 30 plus points in three of the five and as high as 36 points in last night’s 107-99 win over Sacramento. That point tally marked the fifth time this month he went over 30 points. Predictably, sports betting markets are matching Carmelo Anthony at Over/Under 29.5 points against the Phoenix Suns.

NBA Betting Verdict: While Anthony is clearly capable of hitting that mark, he, more often than not, goes just slightly Under. Even his last outing against the Suns featured 29 points scored and so we expect a similar output from Carmelo Anthony tonight.

NBA Player Prop Picks:  Carmelo Anthony to go Under 29.5 at -120