March 16, 2022

Corrigan's Gambling Corner: NBA Player Props Best Bets - March 16, 2022

Hello, and welcome back to the gambling corner. We are back with our three favorite bets in the NBA tonight.

After a light slate last night, we are getting treated to 12 awesome games in the NBA. If you are like me, college basketball always has top priority when it comes to my gambling picks, but the First Four serves as the appetizer before wall-to-wall tournament action beginning tomorrow. Tonight, our main focus is on the NBA prop market, and I love the board.

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

Philadelphia 76ers at Cleveland Cavaliers

Darius Garland Over 32.5 Points + Assists (-114)

The casual NBA fan is starting to realize how good Garland has been this season, but I feel people still don't realize just how good he has actually been this season. Garland has improved his stats across the board, especially his assists totals.

On the season, Garland is averaging 8.3 assists, and over his last six games, Garland is putting up 26.2 points and 12 assists per game. During that hot streak, he diced up the 76ers for a career-high 19 assists in one night. Now, his other game against Philadelphia this season was a different story. He did not have any problems scoring, as he put up 27 points on 47.8% shooting from the field, however, he only had one assist.

The 76ers only allow 23.3 assists per game, but they are a middle-of-the-road team when it comes to overall defense. Teams are shooting a pretty solid percentage from the floor against the 76ers, and outside Matisse Thybulle, I do not feel confident in Philadelphia's guard defense.

Atlanta Hawks at Charlotte Hornets

Kevin Huerter Over 2.5 Made Threes (+126)

If you find a prop with a plus-value like this, the majority of the time it means the books know something that we do not. However, Huerter has been red-hot from deep as of late. Over his last four games, Huerter has gone over this number three times, and he is averaging 8.3 attempts per night over his last four.

You may be sick of me saying this, but too bad. The amount of shots per game a player is taking is much more important than the number of shots a player is making per night. When you get a good three-ball shooter like Huerter hucking up eight shots per night, you have a great chance at going over this number.

It also helps that Charlotte does not have a good defense at all. The Hornets' defense is ranked 24th in effective field goal percentage, 24th in shooting efficiency, and 21st in three-point shooting percentage. Huerter has gone over this number 19 times this season, and at plus value, this is well worth a play.

Boston Celtics at Golden State Warriors

Stephen Curry Under 30.5 Points + Assists (-113)

The Golden State Warriors had Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green back on the floor at the same time for the first time in three years and they looked unstoppable. In 15 minutes on the floor together against the Wizards, the Warriors scored 56 points, with 41 coming from Curry.

Curry went on a little bit of a cold streak shooting the ball after the All-Star break, but with 47 points in his last game, and over his last eight games, he is scoring 27 points and dishing out 5.8 assists per game, Curry is still a threat to go nuclear on any given night.

However, going up against one of the best defenses in the NBA certainly makes things harder for Curry. The Celtics' defense is ranked third in scoring, and they are the top defense in assists per game, effective field goal percentage, two-point shooting percentage, and shooting efficiency. While Curry is still one of the best offensive threats in the NBA, he has shown his first signs of regression, and I think a good Celtics defense will give him all he can handle tonight.


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