It's the moment that I've been waiting for because there's always a "phat" profit to be made. It's the NBA player prop betting so lets jump into this as they come out fairly late in the day.
With only one NFL game tonight, the focus will be mostly on the NBA in the world of sports and I see a handful of props at Bovada Sportsbook that I'm sure we will benefit from.
How Many Points Will Lebron James Score?
Over 25.5 -135
Under 25.5 +105
This prop is tougher than it appears. Lebron James is coming off of a huge 41 point performance against the Pelicans and can basically score 26 points in a half against an awful Charlotte team, but he might only player 3 quarters if the Cavs destroy Charlotte like they should.
I saw the Nets lay a beating on Charlotte and they looked like the worst team in the league. With all of that said, I'm going to fade most people and take the under. Look for Lebron to be a ball distributor and rebounder and leave the scoring to Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving.
Free NBA Props Pick: Under 25.5 +105
Total Rebounds + Assists For Lebron James
Over 13 -115
From what I said previously, that would lead you to believe that I would think that this total would go over. Lebron likes to display his other skills besides scoring and this is a great spot for the King to do so.
Free NBA Props Pick: Over 13 -115
Total Rebounds + Assists+ Points For Lance Stephenson
Over 21.5 -115
Under 21.5 -115
I don't have to lay out trends just yet as Stephenson has underperformed for Charlotte and there have actually been talks of him returning to Indiana. Even though Stephenson hasn't been scoring a ton of points at 10.9 points per game, he's looked for his offense more and is still an overall producer where passing the ball and grabbing some boards are concerned. This bet is an over.
Free NBA Props Pick: Over 21.5 -115
Total Points For Michael Carter-Williams
Over 16.5 -115
Under 16.5 -115
MCW is one of those players that has really panned out as a stud in Philly after a good career with Syracuse. He's way ahead of what was expected of him and is a multi-purpose player. Unfortunately, for a prop like this, being "multi-purpose" doesn't matter; it's the points. In his last 3 games, Carter- Williams has failed to eclipse the 16 point plateau, but Boston is such a bad team in general, this is a spot for Carter-Williams to showcase his ability to score.
Free NBA Props Pick: Over 16.5 -115
Total Points For Nick Young
Over 14.5 -115
Under 14.5 -115
Swaggy P is the type of player that will either light up the scoreboard or be a no-show. Now, that Kobe Bryant has the monkey off of his back of passing Michael Jordan on the all time scoring list, he might be more generous in giving the ball up. Nick Young has score over 14.5 points in only 1 out of his last 4 games, but against Indiana, that will change tonight as he'll look for his shot more often.
Free NBA Props Pick: Over 14.5 -115
Total Points + Assists For Derrick Rose
Over 22.5 -135
Under 22.5 +105
Odds makers are obviously baiting the betting public to take the over as this is Derrick Rose , former NBA MVP, that we're talking about.
Rose hasn't been the same player since the onslaught of injuries and he hasn't received the playing time as Tom Thibideau wants to make sure that he doesn't get injured again. Rose is very touchy when he feels a twinge and leaving a game early is a concern. Lastly, D.Rose has been very inconsistent offensively and his assists are way down. Take the value. Take the under as your NBA pick.
Free NBA Props Pick: Under 22.5 +105