We're coming off of a day in which we won 60% of our NBA Player Props while taking just about every underdog on the moneyline. Let's see if we can do better with a much larger schedule on the slate for the NBA on this Wednesday.
Total Points For Gordon Hayward
Over 18.5 -115
Under 18.5 -115
Gordon Hayward is one of those players that I admire. He was a good but not a great college player and now has turned himself into a good NBA player. That said, he's been much more inconsistent this season after an outstanding 2013-2014 campaign. Hayward faces a red hot Cleveland team. I'm not even going off of his previous games. The total is simply too high for a player that's scored 14 points much more than he's scored 25 points in a game. Take the under as your NBA Pick.
NBA Pick- Under 18.5 -115
Total Points For LeBron James
Over 27.5 -115
Under 27.5 -115
That rest has done wonders for James' game as the Cavs have knocked off some good teams lately and Lebron has led the way during crucial moments.
Point being is that he can still be the man and score 25 or less points per game because he takes over the game when the Cavs need him to. LeBron James is a little under the weather tonight. I expect him to play, but look for Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love or even J.R. Smith to play a larger role as James conserves his energy against a very young and inexperienced ball club in the Utah Jazz. Under is the play.
NBA Pick- Under 27.5 -115
Total Assists For LeBron James
Over 6.5 -125
Under 6.5 -105
I think that rebounding will take much more physical effort from James and I look for him to defer to the other two major stars on the Cavs more often than he usually does. Some of James' best games are when he's less selfish. The trends would tell the bettor that this prop would be an under but I say it's an over and that's what I recommend.
NBA Pick- Over 6.5 -125
Total Points + Rebounds For Zach Randolph
Over 29.5 -125
Under 29.5 -105
Randolph has been an outright beast as of late with 18 or more points in his last 5 games and 12 or more rebounds in his last 5 games. Toronto is a fast paced offensive team and this will only enhance Randolph's numbers. The total appears to be high on the NBA odds, but will not affect the way that Randolph has been playing as of late. Take the over with confidence.
NBA Pick- Over 29.5 -125
Total Points + Rebounds + Assists For Rajon Rondo
Over 24.5 -115
Under 24.5- 115
The only reason that you would have to worry about this prop not going over the total is if Rondo doesn't look to score at all. Occasionally, this can happen as he's a great passer and a great rebounder for a man that stands just 6 foot 1. Rondo's game is all about effort and less about talent when it comes to putting the rock in the ocean.
In his last 2 games, he's had 2 very non-productive games, averaging 4 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 4 assists. Off of these two games alone, I'm forced to take the under and although I expect a little more from Rondo tonight, this prop appears to be a slam dunk where the under is concerned.
NBA Pick- Under 24.5 -115