Corrigan's Gambling Corner: NBA Player Prop Best Bets: +658 Parlay Odds - March 18, 2022
Hello, and welcome back to the gambling corner. We are back with our three favorite player props in the NBA tonight.
I respect the NBA scheduling only one game yesterday. They knew the entire country would be watching college basketball all day, so they decided to punt the day, and just schedule the Pistons and Magic, two teams no one really cares about.
On a side note, that Pistons and Magic game was actually awesome.
Anyway, we have a full slate in the NBA tonight, and if you are about to overdose on college basketball, maybe you take a quick break and take our three best player props of the night.
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
Portland Trail Blazers at Brooklyn Nets
Kevin Durant Over 2.5 Made Threes (+124)
Since this game is at home, Kyrie Irving will not be able to play for the Nets, and that means there are plenty of shots to go around, and if anyone is going to take the bulk of those shots, it is going to be Durant.
Since coming back from his injury, Durant's shooting percentage from three has decreased a touch, but he is averaging 2.3 made threes per game, and he is putting up 6.1 threes. Durant has gone over this total only three times in his seven games since returning from injury, but he will go up against a bad Portland defense.
On the season, the Trail Blazers' defense is ranked last in three-point shooting percentage (36.9%), 28th in made threes per game (13.8), and 25th in three-pointers attempted per game (37.2). To put it simply, teams shoot the deep ball very well against the Trail Blazers. Getting this at plus-value is the biggest reason I am taking this prop, but Durant is certainly capable of having a big night from three against the worst three-point defense in the NBA.
Denver Nuggets at Cleveland Cavaliers
Nikola Jokic Under 48.5 Points + Rebounds + Assists (-122)
The reigning MVP is making a hell of a case that he should be a back-to-back most valuable player. Jokic is averaging 26 points, 13.8 rebounds, and 8.1 assists this season, and he is shooting a career-high 57% from the field. Jokic has registered a double-double in eight-straight games, and during that stretch, he is putting up 30.9 points, 13.3 rebounds, and 9 assists per game.
With all of that being said, this is not a good matchup for Jokic.
The Cavs' defense has sort of fallen apart since the All-Star break, but they are still one of the best defenses in the NBA. The Cavs' defense is ranked third in scoring (104), seventh in total rebounds (50.5), and ninth in assists (23.5). The Cavs also limit teams to just 50.8% shooting from two, and 44.7% shooting overall.
Cleveland will be without Jarrett Allen for the rest of the regular season, but I still like what this Cavs' defense brings, and I think Jokic is due for a bad game against a really good defense.
New Orleans Pelicans at San Antonio Spurs
C.J. McCollum Over 26.5 Points (-116)
McCollum has always been a lethal scorer in this league, but since being traded to the Pelicans, he has really showcased his abilities. He is averaging 26.6 points per game on 52.7% shooting from the field and 40.4% shooting from deep.
Over his last three games, McCollum has gone over this number twice, and he is averaging 28.3 points on 55.4% shooting from the field. Defensively, the Spurs are not overly terrible, but they certainly are not good. On the season, San Antonio's defense is ranked 21st in effective field goal percentage, 22nd in three-point percentage, and 24th in shooting percentage.
McCollum put up 38 points the last time he played the Spurs, and San Antonio will be down a couple of rotational pieces tonight. With a short bench and an iffy defense, I like McCollum to have no problems scoring tonight.
3-LEG PARLAY ODDS: (+658) 1 UNIT TO WIN 6.58 UNITS
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