It's back to business in the world of NBA betting tonight with a nice slate to choose from, and we are focusing on these exciting player props to add value to our NBA picks. Time to give the books a beating!
Recap: I almost always do well with the prop betting. In my first opportunity of the new year, I hit 3 out of 5 and while that's considered better than average, I'm not happy with it. Let's see what we can do today.
How Many Points Will Kevin Love Score?
Over 24.5 -115
Under 24.5 -115
We nailed this one last time. When Lebron James doesn't play, this leaves Kevin Love as one of two main scoring options on the Cavs and quite frankly, he's a bit more selfish than Kyrie Irving. Love has scored 27 points or more in 3 consecutive games. Odds makers have lowered this prop from last time in which it was listed at 26.5....hmmm. With LBJ targeted to play on the15th and Kyrie a bit banged up, K. Love with the over is the play tonight when the Cavaliers host the Rockets.
Free NBA Props Pick: Over 24.5 -115
How Many Points Will Kyrie Irving Score?
Over 23.5 -115
Under 23.5 -115
Irving has been underproducing lately and missed his last game due to a back injury. He stated that he's good to go tonight against Houston and this prop NBA Pick has under written all over it. My only concern is where are the points going to come from where Cleveland is concerned? I certainly hope that they don't come from Kyrie because I think the total is too high and I'm taking the under.
Free NBA Props Pick: Under 23.5 -115
Total Points For Brandon Knight
Over 19 -110
Under 19 -120
There's no question that Brandon Knight has been a beast as of late as he scored 26 points against the Suns last night. Odds makers are leaning towards the under but I like the over here considering that Knight is playing Philly and is the main option on his team. The only thing that concerns me is that he slowed down mightily at the end of last night's game. I'm going to overlook it; Brandon Knight warrants an over the total.
Free NBA Props Pick: Over 19 -115
Total Points For Tim Hardaway Jr.
Over 15.5 -125
Under 15.5 -105
At first, I hated the over. I mean, who will be playing for New York after they let go of J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert? The Knicks are playing for next season's cap space and a lottery draft pick. One of those players that's considered part of Phil Jackson's plan for the future is Hardaway Jr. He's possibly the main offensive option tonight for NY and I think he's going to run with it and possibly go for 20 points or more.
Free NBA Props Pick: Over 15.5 -125
Total Points + Assists For Jose Calderon
Over 17.5 -105
Under 17.5 -125
I'm not a huge fan of Calderon. When you expect him to play well, he craps the bed. He doesn't look to shoot and is quite inconsistent. That said, the Knicks don't have many offensive options and the fact that assists are part of this prop, I like Calderon to go over the NBA odds total.
Free NBA Props Pick: Over 17.5 -105
Total Points For Isaiah Thomas
Over 14.5 -130
The odds say it all as Minnesota possesses the worst defense in the league. Thomas is coming off of an 18 point performance in limited time. This will come down to his playing time, which is limited coming off of the bench. "IT2" has a bit of an ego; no confidence needed. He's also very talented and look for him to eclipse the 14.5 point mark tonight.
Free NBA Props Pick: Over 14.5 -130