Even though today's NBA schedule only offers 4 games, there are still plenty of opportunity to capitalize on the props that are offered with our picks. "Show me the money!"
How Many Points + Assists Will Brandon Jennings Have?
Over 24.5 -115
Under 24.5 -115
Although Brandon Jennings has had a very poor season, he's really stepped up his game ever since Josh Smith was waived.
In his last 10 games, Jennings is averaging 17.2 points per game and in his last 5 games, he's averaging over 19 points per contest. Jennings has also had 6 assists or more in his last 5 games. This is the Brandon Jennings that we saw play for Milwaukee and in a game that has a a total of 208, we will see mass production from Jennings tonight when Raptors host the Pistons.
Free NBA Pick: Over 24.5 -115
How Many Points Will Ryan Anderson Score?
Over 15.5 -125
Under 15.5 -105
I feel that the total is listed a bit high by a point and in props, that matters. That said, the Pelicans won't have to worry about Jeff Green who has been traded and Anderson should see a lot of minutes. Anderson has had some really big games lately with 4 out of his last 6 games being 18 points or more. This player is simple to figure out. The more playing time that he get's, the more points he scores. He'll get plenty of PT against Boston on the road and Boston really doesn't have an answer for his prolific shooting.
Free NBA Pick: Over 15.5 -125
Total Amount of Rebounds For Andre Drummond
Over 13.5 -115
Under 13.5 -115
For a 6 game stretch, Andre Drummond was putting up Dennis Rodman-type of numbers on the boards and the last couple of games he has simmered down, averaging just 7 rebounds per game.
Where Drummond is concerned, foul trouble is huge. If he stay's out of foul trouble, he's most likely to go over the 13.5. Having no Josh Smith also enhances his totals. Drummond gets a fairly difficult matchup tonight in the Raptors and center Jonas Valanciunas. I'm going to go with the 'under' for my NBA pick here off of degree of difficulty in competition.
Free NBA Pick: Under 13.5 -115
Total Points For Victor Oladipo
Over 16.5 -115
Under 16.5 -115
Oladipo is not going to score 30 points, but he's had 5 consecutive games of 17 points or more and now Orlando faces a tough Chicago Bulls team short-handed. The Magic will be without Tobias Harris and Evan Fournier. The points have to come from somewhere and Oladipo has proven to be reliable and consistent. The Bulls are short-handed also and that's the deciding factor in choosing the over as my bet.
Free NBA Pick: Over 16.5 -115
Total Points For Paul Gasol
Over 17.5 -130
Under 17.5- EV
NBA odds makers are literally dying for the betting public to take the over after the 46 point, 18 rebound performance that Gasol just had in a victory over Milwaukee. I have stated this once before and I'll state it again. Sometimes player's production take a dramatic drop after a huge performance and if this game is in the bag as the Bulls are a big favorite, Pau could sit the 4th quarter. With all of that said, you just have to take the over here as the Bulls are also short-handed and Gasol has been a flatout beast as of late.
Free NBA Pick: Over 17.5 -130