Corrigan's Gambling Corner: 3 Best NBA Player Props - Feb. 28, 2022
Hello, and welcome back to the gambling corner. We are back with our three favorite NBA player props of the night.
I have said it many times, but with all the injuries around the league, there are a lot of valuable plays out there. A lot of teams are starting to see the injuries pile up, and that means the prop market is wide open right now.
We have a wonderful seven-game slate in the NBA tonight filled with great matchups and even better bets. All you have to do is sit back, watch some hoops, and place a few wagers.
We would love for you to tail our picks. If you do so, please always remember to gamble responsibly.
*Odds via FanDuel Sportsbook
Charlotte Hornets at Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo Over 31.5 Points (-106)
In Antetokounmpo's three games against the Hornets this season, he is putting up 36.3 points per game and over his last 10 games, he is putting up 33 points on 59.8% shooting from the field, and 38.1% from deep. During his last 10 games, he has hit this total five times, and on the season, he has hit this number 17 times.
While the Hornets' offense has taken a massive leap this season, their defense still has not caught up. The Hornets are ranked 28th in opponents' points per game, 25th in opponents' effective field goal percentage, and 22nd in opponents' shooting efficiency. Charlotte has lost four of their last five, and 10 of their last 12. In their last 12, they are giving up 114.4 points per game.
Although Jalen McDaniels is not a great defensive player, he certainly would be able to help out a weak defensive team against the two-time league MVP. However, he remains out with an injury. Based on what he has done to the Hornets already this season, and with the run he is on, there is no reason Antetokounmpo shouldn't have another monster day against Charlotte.
Chicago Bulls at Miami Heat
DeMar DeRozan Over 29.5 Points (-120)
At this point, not looking at DeRozan's points props in downright lunacy. It has already passed the line of excellence with how good DeRozan has been with the Bulls, but he simply cannot be stopped right now.
He has hit this number in 10 straight games, and in those 10 games, he is averaging 36.9 points on 56.6% shooting from the field. He is also shooting 42.1% from deep, but he is only taking 1.9 threes per game. Statistically, Miami does have one of the best defenses in the NBA, but they are ranked 14th in effective field goal percentage and 18th in shooting efficiency.
DeRozan has hit this total 23 times this season, and with Lonzo Ball and Alex Caruso still out for the Bulls, the offense will continue to run through DeRozan, and unless he has a bad shooting night, he should go over this total once again.
Minnesota Timberwolves at Cleveland Cavaliers
D'Angelo Russell Over 26.5 Points + Assists (-125)
In his nine games back from injury, Russell is putting up 21.1 points and 7.1 assists per game on 44.4% shooting from the field. These are right around his season averages, however, that would obviously put us over the total, and the Cavs are dealing with a lot of injuries in their backcourt.
With Darius Garland, Rajon Rondon, and Caris LeVert all out for the Cavs tonight, Cleveland will be thin on guard-play, and with their size as a team, Minnesota would be wise to avoid feeding Karl-Anthony Towns and let Russell cook against the Cavaliers' backup guards.
Cleveland has entered a rough portion of their schedule, and they are not responding well to their mounting injuries. Evan Mobley, Jarrett Allen, and Lauri Markkanen will neutralize Anthony Towns on the offensive side of the court, and that will open up the entire offense for Russell and the TImberwolves.
3-LEG PARLAY ODDS: (+541) 1 UNIT TO WIN 5.58 UNITS
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