February 24, 2022

Corrigan's Gambling Corner: 3 Best NBA Player Props - Feb. 24, 2022

Hello, and welcome back to the gambling corner. We are back with our three favorite NBA player props of the night.

The All-Star break is finally over, and it is time to give out some can't-miss NBA props. I was hot with my props heading into the break, so I hope that the few days off from searching for some winners didn't kill my momentum. The good news is, I love the prop market for tonight.

I have said it many times, but with all the injuries around the league, there are a lot of valuable plays out there. Tonight would be a great night to fade the superstars and ride with the role players getting a bump in their minutes.

We would love for you to tail our picks. If you do so, please always remember to gamble responsibly.

*Odds via FanDuel Sportsbook

Cleveland Cavaliers at Detroit Pistons

Isaac Okoro Over 12.5 Points + Rebounds (-128)

Heading into the break, Okoro was not asked to do much because of the addition of Caris LeVert, and the continuation of Darius Garland's breakout season. However, the Cavs will be without both LeVert and Garland tonight.

Prior to the last two games before the All-Star break, Okoro was averaging 10 points and 2.5 rebounds over his last six, and he was shooting 48.7% from the field and 46.2% from deep. While Okoro's game is to be a defensive player that can occasionally knock down some shots, the Cavs are going to rely on him to give them a boost on the offensive side of the court with their injuries.

The Pistons give up the 28th-most rebounds per game and teams are shooting 47.6% from the field and 37.5% from deep against the Pistons this season. Detroit is just a bad team, and Okoro's role will expand while Cleveland's starting guards deal with their injuries.

Phoenix Suns at Oklahoma City Thunder

Mikal Bridges Over 1.5 Threes (+140)

The Suns got some pretty bad news when it was announced just before the All-Star game tipped off that Chris Paul will be out for at least a month with a hand injury. While that stinks for the Suns, for us bettors, major players missing time gives us a hell of an opportunity on the props market.

I just love the value with Bridges' three-pointer prop tonight. He is not a great deep ball shooter, but he is a reliable shooting option. Over his last 10 games, Bridges is only making 1.5 threes per game, but he has gone over this total six times in his last 10 games played.

While Paul is not a volume shooter from deep, there are certainly more shots to go around for the Suns with him out, and with how steady Bridges is from three, I like this prop, and I especially love the value that we are getting.

Atlanta Hawks at Chicago Bulls

Ayo Dosunmu Over 5.5 Assists (-106)

It has been an absolute blast to watch the rise of Dosunmu in Chicago. Side note, as a big fan of Illinois basketball (not really, but also kind of for some reason), I was stunned that nobody gave Dosunmu a real chance in the first round.

Anyway, Dosunmu has been very strong for Chicago, but his passing numbers have been pretty shocking to see. He is only averaging 3.1 assists per game this season, but since he recorded his first double-digit assists night back in January, Dosunmu is averaging 6.8 assists per game.

With Lonzo Ball and Alex Caruso still out with injuries, I would expect Dosunmu to get a majority of the minutes at one of the guard spots tonight. Since he became a starter 18 games ago, Dosunmu has gone over this number 13 times. The Hawks allow the fourth-most assists per game, and the total is set at 240 as I am writing this means the books are expecting a lot of offense tonight.

If they get into a shootout, Dosunmu should go over this total with ease.


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