Corrigan's Gambling Corner: 3 Best NBA Player Props: +596 Parlay Odds - March 2, 2022
Hello, and welcome back to the gambling corner. We are back with our three favorite NBA player props of the night.
The NBA doesn't fully take over the sports world until after March Madness, but we are in a lull for college basketball with the regular season practically over, and a lot of the games played this week will be low-level conference tournaments.
That means this is a great week to take a few plays in the NBA. There are a lot of great games, and there are a lot of even better props on the board.
We would love for you to tail our picks. If you do so, please always remember to gamble responsibly.
*Odds via FanDuel Sportsbook
Sacramento Kings at New Orleans Pelicans
Domantas Sabonis Over 30.5 Points + Rebounds (-113)
Since being traded to the Kings, Sabonis has been a monster. He is averaging 18.6 points and 13.1 rebounds per game on 59.6% shooting from the field. Those are right around what he was averaging with the Pacers this season, but that just shows how great he has been this year.
The Pelicans are not a great defensive team, but they are ranked fourth in total rebounds allowed per game (50.1) and they allow the second-fewest offensive rebounds per game (9.3). Going up against Jaxson Hayes and Jonas Valanciunas is going to be a tall task, but Sabonis averaged 15 rebounds per game in back-to-back games against Denver, who allows the fewest total rebounds per game.
With how well he has been this season, and especially since he was traded to Sacramento, I like Sabonis to have another big night.
Miami Heat at Milwaukee Bucks
Duncan Robinson Over 2.5 Made Threes (-111)
The Miami Heat gave Robinson an outrageous amount of money to do one thing, and that is to shoot the three-ball. He is only shooting 36.1% from three this season, which is down from his career average of 40.5%, however, over his last seven games, he is putting up 7.6 threes per game, and he is making 2.7 per night.
Milwaukee is a strong defensive team, and they only allow teams to shoot 34.5% from three, but Miami is making 13.3 threes per game on 35.6 attempts. Robinson is not very good at anything besides shooting the deep ball, and he almost attempts as many threes per game as he does shots inside the arc.
I said it in yesterday's player prop blog, but the most important factor in taking a three-pointer prop is not how many threes they are making per game, but how many shots they are putting up. Although Robinson has been averaging right around this number of made threes per game, the amount of shots he is attempting makes me very comfortable that he will make just enough to cash this prop.
Charlotte Hornets at Cleveland Cavaliers
LaMelo Ball Over 19.5 Points (-106)
Do not look now, but the Cavaliers are in a bit of a slump. They have lost four of their last five, and they are giving up 109.2 points per game in that stretch. While that is due to the injuries to Darius Garland, Caris LeVert, and Rajon Rondo, their thin backcourt makes Ball's points prop extra juicy tonight.
On the season, Ball only has three games where he did not score double-digit points, and he has hit this number in 27 of his 56 games played this season. He has only hit this number once in his three games against Cleveland this season, but he also had to deal with a full-strength Cavs team. Tonight, he is getting the sorta-healthy Cleveland Cavaliers team.
Ball has hit this number in five of his last eight games, and with the injury situation in Cleveland, I like Ball to carry the Hornets' offense tonight.
3-LEG PARLAY ODDS: (+596) 1 UNIT TO WIN 5.96 UNITS
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