Corrigan's Gambling Corner: NBA Player Props Best Bets - March 15, 2022
Hello, and welcome back to the gambling corner. We are back with our three favorite bets in the NBA tonight.
The NBA season is winding down, and with March Madness technically tipping off tonight, the Association is not going to get a lot of love this week. However, there are still bets to be made, and props to cash in on. There are only four games in the NBA tonight, but the board is looking very promising if betting on the First Four of March Madness doesn't tickle your fancy.
All you have to do is relax, place some bets, watch some hoops, and have a damn good night. We would love for you to tail our picks. If you do so, please always remember to gamble responsibly.
*Odds via FanDuel Sportsbook
Detroit Pistons at Miami Heat
Cade Cunningham Over 19.5 Points (-110)
It is still possible that Cunningham wins the ROY, but with how good Evan Mobley of the Cavs has been all season, it is unlikely. It took a little bit for Cunningham to smoothly transition to the NBA, but now that he has, he looks like the top overall pick that the Pistons made him.
Cunningham has gone over this total in all of his last seven games, and over his last 10 games, he is putting up 22.3 points per game on 44% shooting from the field. While Cunningham is not a great shooter, he is putting up 19.6 shots per game over his last 10, which would be ranked 9th in the entire NBA if that pace held for an entire season.
While he will go up against a strong Miami Heat defense tonight, I still think he is being undervalued on the prop markets. With the regular season winding down, the Pistons have no chance at the playoffs this season. They are not playing for anything except for the growing confidence in their young players, especially Cunningham.
Phoenix Suns at New Orleans Pelicans
Devin Booker Over 2.5 Made Threes (-120)
A brief stint on the COVID-19 list last week couldn't come at a worse time for the Suns. Not only is Chris Paul out for a few more weeks, but Booker was starting to take his game to the next level during Paul's absence. Missing four games is not the end of the world, especially for a Suns team that is comfortably at the top of the Western Conference.
However, Booker looks like he did not miss a beat in his three games back from the COVID list. In his three games back, he is shooting 45.8% from deep, and he is taking eight threes per game, and making 3.7 of those shots. Again, It is nice that he is hitting more than one whole three above this total over his last three, but the amount of shots he is taking is the most important factor. With how good of a shooter Booker is, I feel confident in him easily hitting this number if he is putting up eight threes per game.
It also helps that New Orleans allows teams to shoot 35.9% from three, and they are ranked 21st in made three-pointers allowed per game.
Memphis Grizzlies at Indiana Pacers
Jaren Jackson Jr. Over 25.5 Points + Rebounds (-113)
For the most part, Jackson has looked like a really good player in this league, and when Ja Morant is out of the lineup like he might be for tonight, Jackson is putting up 20 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. He is only averaging 14.8 points and 3.6 rebounds per game over his last five games, but with Morant looking doubtful for tonight, the Grizzlies are going to spread those shots around, and Jackson is their best offensive weapon available tonight.
Jackson has not played the Pacers this season, but it is a favorable matchup for him and the Grizzlies. The Pacers' defense is ranked 24th in scoring, and teams shoot very well against Indiana. The only issue is that the Pacers are a good rebounding team, averaging 53.9 total boards per game. With Jackson's recent rebounding struggles, that makes me nervous, but Indiana is going to have no answer on defense for Jackson, so we just need a few boards to go over this total.
3-LEG PARLAY ODDS: (+559) 1 UNIT TO WIN 5.59 UNITS
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