When preparing our NBA Player Props today, we have the NFL great Ray Lewis in mind: 'It's time to make your mark, and go get what you want with grinding and hard work.'
Total Points For Kevin Love
Over 25.5 -135
Under 25.5 -105
I'm not going to say that Kevin Love doesn't want to play with Lebron James, but with LBJ out of the lineup, this has opened up the door for Love to be the K.Love that he was with the Wolves. People are generally selfish in nature and I don't think that Love is upset about James' injury. After averaging 28.5 points in his last 2 games, NBA odds makers have raised his props by a huge margin. Love faces a weak Sixers team in Philly and as long as there's no LBJ, the over is the only bet despite laying the juice.
Free NBA Pick: Over 25.5 -135
Total Points For Michael Carter- Williams
Over 16.5 -115
Under 16.5 -115
MCW will be a game- time decision but let's assume that he'll play. His shooting has been way off but we don't have to worry about that regarding this prop NBA pick. What we have to worry about is his lack of production and inconsistency.
In his last 4 games, he's scored 17 points on 2 occasions and has been invisible the other two games. My concern is that Carter-Williams who usually is allowed to play in a blowout, won't be afforded that opportunity here with an injury. He's done very little for me to have confidence in and odds makers are trying to allure the bettor to take the over. I'm not taking the bait.
Free NBA Pick: Under 16.5 -115
Total Points For Rajon Rondo
Over 11.5 -115
Under 11.5 -115
Rajon Rondo has made a statement with his new team that he'll be looking for his offense more. In 6 out of his last 7 games, Rondo has scored 11 points or more. This is a simple case of a player not having motivation for a losing team in Boston and now getting the feeling of a second life. Even though he underperformed in his last game, odds are he comes back strong against Brooklyn in a matchup up against Deron Williams.
Free NBA Pick: Over 11.5 -115
Total Points For Kemba Walker
Over 19.5 -115
Under 19.5 -115
These are very high totals in today's betting odds for Kemba which means that he's been playing well lately. Although this isn't completely true, Walker has had games of 30, 28, and 42 points in his last 5 games. This tells us that Walker is capable of exploding as he's on a really rotten team with limited options. Walker is coming off of a 30 point performance against Orlando and only because he's playing a weak opponent in the Boston Celtics, I like the over despite the high totals.
Free NBA Pick: Over 19.5 -115
Total Points For Andrew Wiggins
Over 18.5 -115
Under 18.5 -115
These odds are really high for Wiggins who averages just 13.8 points per game. You would think that this the most obvious pick on the board but it isn't.
Wiggins plays on a team in which he gets a ton of offensive opportunities and he's been on fire as of late. In his last 5 out of 6 games, Wiggins has scored 20 or more points and is emerging as a star. I bet Cleveland wishes they didn't drop him like a bad habit..... Too late.. It's your opportunity to take the over and cash with this #1 stud on Minny.
Free NBA Pick: Over 18.5 -115