NBA Picks: Thursday Prop Betting Guide

Joe Catalano

Thursday, March 6, 2014 8:00 PM UTC

Thursday, Mar. 6, 2014 8:00 PM UTC

We have just a 3 game NBA schedule for Thursday, but with some top-level teams such as the Heat, Spurs, Thunder, and Clippers; player production should overpower opposing defenses. Let’s see how it reflects with the NBA picks.

NBA Picks: Thursday Picks of the Day

Free Throws Made For Lebron James

Over 5.5 -120

Under 5.5 -120

Lebron James is the best player on the planet and the plain fact is that he’s going to get the calls from the referees and James has been known to exaggerate at times. That said, Tim Duncan does the same thing. The elite players get the calls and this free throw total is reasonable. Take the over.

Pick- Over 5.5 -120

Total Rebounds + Assists For Chris Bosh

Over 24 –105

Under 24 -125

Bosh has had a spectacular season this year; one that you can actually consider him the 2nd best player on the team. A matchup against Tim Duncan is a somewhat tough one as Bosh is known for being a bit soft. Bosh will contribute, but against a team like the Spurs, the total is too high.

Pick- Under 24 -125

Total Points For Ray Allen

Over 9.5 – 140

Under 9.5 +110

That is a mighty low total, but Allen hasn’t had the opportunity to look for his shot like he has in the past. He’s scored in double figures in 3 out of his last 5 games. Against a tough team like the Spurs, look for Miami to be forced to go its role players and this game and prop is right up Ray Allen’s alley if you take the over.

Pick- Over  9.5 -140

Total Points and Rebounds For Kawhi Leonard

Over 20 -115

Under 20 -115

This is one of my favorite props on the board as Leonard has stepped up his game as of late. Since coming back to action, Leonard has combined for 20 or more points and rebounds in all 4 games. He’s looking sharp lately. He’s got the youth and Miami won’t be able to contain him.

Pick- Over 20 -115

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Total Free Throws For Kevin Durant

Over 9.5 -110

Under 9.5 -120

In what should be a fast paced shootout against the Suns, Durant, who’s deserving of this year’s MVP Award, will draw many fouls. 9.5 is a lot for any player, but you’re talking about the best pure offensive player in the game and Phoenix won’t have an answer for him.

Pick- Over 9.5 -110

Total 3-Pointers For Goran Dragic

Over 1.5 -145

Under 1.5 +110

Like I said, this game will be a shootout and asking Dragic, the offensive leader and a deadly sharpshooter on the Suns squad, to make 2-3pointers, isn’t asking much. Lay the juice; this appears to be another easy over.

Pick- Over 1.5 -145

Total Points For Pau Gasol

Over 20 -115

Under 20 -115

This appears to be another easy prop. The Lakers and Clippers hate eachother with the changing of the guard as the Clippers are the best team in Los Angeles. Gasol has scored 20 plus points in 3 consecutive games, averaging 24.3 points in that period of time. The over is the play.

Pick- Over 20-115

Total Points +Assists For Chris Paul

Over 30.5 -115

Under 30.5 -115

CP3 can do it all, but the most important facet to his game is his ability to set players up. If you put up his seasonal stats against this prop, it could go either way. In his last 3 games, Chris Paul has totaled under 30 points and assists combined in each game. Take the under.

Pick- Under 30.5 -115

Good luck, everyone!

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