As the NBA Regular Season comes to a close, there's still teams fighting for playoff spots and some teams sitting their players. Evidence of this is the New York Knicks knocking off the Atlanta Hawks last night. Let's attempt to navigate through the slate and provide the betting public with the best betting prop picks to bet on.
How Many Points Will DeMar DeRozan Score?
Over 22.5 -115
Under 22.5 -115
NBA odds makers have adjusted totals where DeRozan is concerned because he has been putting up points on a regular basis. He's also facing a very weak Boston Celtics defense. DeRozan has averaged 26.5 points per game in his last 2 games and has had 24 points or more in 4 of his last 5 games. This is enough to make me side with the Over as this is a player that's not afraid to shoot the basketball.
NBA Player Props Pick: Over 22.5 -115
Total Points For Kyle Lowry
Over 17 -115
Under 17 -115
This number is very low for Lowry, but we have to remember that he's been injured for an extended period of time and since returning to action, he's averaged 11 points in 2 games. Until I see a scoring outburst from Lowry, I'm sitting on the under. The under is the only play for this particular prop or don't bet it. Lowry has given the betting public no reason to think otherwise.
NBA Player Props Pick: Under 17 -115
Total 3-Pointers Made By Isaiah Thomas
Over 2 -140
Under 2 +110
Odds makers are expecting an over and so should you. This guy is instant offense coming off of the bench for the Boston Celtics, averaging 16.5 points per game in limited playing time. If Isaiah Thomas were to get more minutes, he would be amongst the league leaders in points. The man is efficient and can drain the 3-ball. Over is the play as the Raptors are poor defenders.
NBA Player Props Pick: Over 2 -140
Total Points For C.J Miles
Over 14.5 -115
Under 14.5 -115
Miles is a player that flies under the radar for the Pacers and can put up some really big games. He has capitalized off of the Pacers injury problems all season long. He's on fire as of late with a 30 point game against Russell Westbrook and the OKC Thunder and a 24 point output against the fading Detroit Pistons. Off of his two previous games, you have to take the Over even though 14.5 is a tad high considering his seasonal average.
NBA Player Props Pick: Over 14.5 -115
Total Rebounds by DeAndre Jordan
Over 15.5 -135
Under 15.5 +105
This total is very high, but we must remember that we're dealing with the best rebounder in the NBA in Jordan. My only concern is that head coach Doc Rivers takes Jordan out in fear of injury with the playoffs lurking.
Some players don't care about their statistics, but Jordan isn't a huge scorer and takes pride in each and every rebound. In his last 3 games, he's been off the chart with efforts of 21, 17, and 16 rebounds. Jordan plays tonight against a Phoenix Suns team in which there will be up and down action as there will be a lot of points scored. Due to the fact that Jordan is facing the Suns, I'm siding with the Over for my NBA picks as nobody can stop this big man on the boards.
NBA Player Props Pick: Over 15.5 -135 at Bovada