Time to check out the odds and dish out more winners on NBA prop picks. Today we have a massive amount of choices, with all but four teams shutting it down after tonight.
That is correct, the All-Star break is nearly here, which make the action this evening against the NBA odds a little disconcerting, not really knowing what players are truly thinking. Yesterday we hammered out three winners and will look to do at least as well with these NBA picks looking over the props.
This is what we are looking at today and we will return on Saturday with more.
Hornets vs. Pacers - First Team to Score 20 Points
Charlotte has won four of five and Indiana three of four, but I will back the home team to reach 20 points first. The Hornets just completed a four-game homestand and while coaches often will ask teams to focus on first game of a longer road trip, Charlotte does not play again to the 19th after today, thus not a priority. Indiana is off dull two-point win over the L.A. Lakers, shooting only 39.8 percent. Look for the Pacers to be more focused and play with purpose from the start.
Prop Pick: Pacers Reach 20 Points First
Spurs vs. Magic - San Antonio Win By Bets (3) at +700 each
San Antonio is a eight-point road favorite at Orlando and we see value in the - Win By - wagers with the Spurs. What these are is three-point increments of what team can win by. For example, you can bet San Antonio to win by 1-3, 4-6 or 7-9 points and higher at varying odds. On the road this season, the Spurs have won by an average of 10.4 points a game. Though San Antonio has been very good in back to back games, their bench is a little thinner due to injury, which is why we like a range of three bets from -4 to -12. Let's say your average wager is $150, we suggest to divide it by three ($50.00 each) and bet 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12 on the Spurs, all at 7-1 odds. Thus, you have reduced risk, opened up a range of bets that fit and if we win, that is $350 payout on $150 wager, a better than 2-to-1 take.
Prop Pick: Spurs 3 bets as favorites from 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12
Clippers vs. Celtics - Clippers Over/Under 53 First Half Points
Both these teams have been playing solid basketball and they are in the Top 7 in scoring in the Association. The Clippers first half total intrigued me on a couple of fronts when I started to uncover factual data. With the first half total at last look at 105.5 in Boston, Los Angeles is 10-2 UNDER away when it falls into 103 to 105.5 point range this season., averaging 48.6 points. Also, this the Clips third contest in four days and when in that situation, Doc Rivers crew is 12-4 UNDER after 24 minutes, averaging 47.4 PPG.
Prop Pick: Clippers Under 53 First Half Points
Raptors vs. Timberwolves- First Quarter Spread Toronto -1.5 (-115)
One of the key components to Toronto's 13-1 and 9-5 ATS spurt is coach Don Casey convincing his team to get off to fast starts. They have done this continually and they have been fearless on the road. Though Minnesota has posted a recent 6-3 ATS mark, this has been essentially accomplished facing bigger spreads over four quarters. Not surprisingly, when the starters for both teams are on the floor at the same time, the Raptors are more effective and seeing this is how most first quarters are played, going with the stronger squad to keep rolling.
Prop Pick: Raptors -1.5 for First Quarter