We have an abbreviated 7 game NBA schedule for Monday& I've found the player props to be a great way to make a profit after finding a decisive edge in leaning one way or the other.
Total Points + Rebounds + Assists For Rajon Rondo
Over 28.5 -125
Under 28.5 -105
When you have a prop for Rondo, it's usually going to involve not just scoring, but assists and rebounds. Also, as he's a 6 foot 1 point guard that's averaging a near triple-double on the season. Even if Rondo scores just 4 points, he has the ability to dish out 17 assists to compensate for the lack of points..
In his last game alone, Rondo had a triple double against the Washington Wizards and is facing the same Wizards team tonight. In 3 out of his last 4 games, Rondo has easily eclipsed the betting prop total and there's no reason to think that he won't do it again.
Free NBA Props Pick: Over 28.5 -125
Total Points + Assists For Kyrie Irving
Over 27.5 -115
Under 27.5 -115
Kyrie Irving will have the pleasure of playing in front of the royal couple at the Barclays Center. That's right; Kate Middleton and Prince William will be in attendance to watch the Cavaliers battle the Nets.
I'm sure that Lebron James will be aware of this and I expect Cleveland to put on a show. Irving has been on fire as of late, but is coming off of a bad game. He has eclipsed the betting prop total in 3 out of his last 4 games and he's done it very easily. The only thing about Cleveland is that they're a bit unpredictable at times. They have 3 superstars and one basketball to share. I look for Kyrie to let the King do his thing in front of the prince as this prop will reflect that in an under.
Free NBA Props Pick: Under 27.5 -115
Total Points For Kyle Lowry
Over 23 -120
Under 23 -120
Lowry gets a nice matchup as he and the Raptors face a Denver Nuggets team which is weak defensively. In 4 out of his last 5 games, Lowry has scored more than 23 points and in his last game, he scored 22 points. Hopefully, this game won't be a blowout because this is a game that Lowry should score more than 23 points.
Free NBA Props Pick: Over 23 -120
Total Points + Rebounds + Assists For Lebron James
Over 40.5 -115
Under 40.5 -115
James has had a tough time this season of knowing when to shoot the basketball and knowing when to defer. However, this is the best player on the planet and can fill up a stat sheet. From watching a Knicks game, I noticed him looking at a stat sheet; no other player does that. He's not doing it for personal gratification, he's doing it from a team perspective. I don't need to get into statistics; Lebron will go over .
Free NBA Props Pick: Over 40.5 -115
Total Points + Rebounds For Marcin Gortat
Over 22.5 -115
Under 22.5 -115
I bet Orlando wishes that they can have the trade back when they sent Gortat to Phoenix because he's evolved into one of the better centers in the league. It appears that odds makers are purposely selecting players that have played well and are coming off of a bad game or two; this is the case for Gortat.
Gortat is coming off of a 7 point, 8 rebound effort against Boston and tonight he get's another crack at the Celts. Look for a better game, but I'll stick with the under in a tough call.
Free NBA Props Pick: Under 22.5 -115
Total Points For Bradley Beal
Over 15.5 -115
Under 15.5 -115
Beal is coming off of disastrous effort against Boston in which he scored 10 points and did absolutely nothing else. In his last 8 out of 9 games, he's scored less than 15.5 points. This is one of my favorite NBA picks of the day. The stats don't lie in this case; take the under.
Free NBA Props Pick: Under 15.5- 115