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March 21, 2022

Corrigan's Gambling Corner: NBA Player Prop Best Bets: +517 Parlay Odds - March 21, 2022

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

With the first weekend of March Madness over, we have a couple of days to just relax and reset the system. A bazillion-straight hours of college ball has turned my brain into mush.

HOWEVER, that does not mean I will be taking a break from gambling. As always, we are back with the three best NBA player props of the night. 

We have a full slate in the NBA tonight, and there is no way any human should gamble on the CBI tournament. Let's have ourselves a 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

Los Angeles Lakers at Cleveland Cavaliers

Darius Garland Over 9.5 Assists (-128)

Garland has gone over this total in two consecutive games, and seven of his last nine. On the season, Garland has gone over this number 23 times in his 57 games played this season.

Since the All-Star break, the Cavs have been a bit of a disappointment, but Garland is putting up 26.1 points and 10.9 assists per game. With the Cavs finally starting to get healthy, with the exception of Jarrett Allen, who is expected to miss the rest of the regular season, Cleveland is starting to reassemble the team that looked unstoppable on both ends of the court earlier in the season.

Tonight, he will get a Lakers team that just downright sucks, especially on defense. The Lakers' defense is ranked 26th in scoring, 27th in total assists per game, and teams are shooting the ball at a very effective rate against Los Angeles. Every night, it seems like Garland just gets very noticeably better. Going up against a bad defense, at home, with the regular season winding down, I expect another big night from Garland and the Cavs.

Minnesota Timberwolves at Dallas Mavericks

Luka Doncic Over 31.5 Points (-108)

It is very rare to find a player as good, and as young as Doncic. In only his fourth season, Doncic is putting up 28.1 points on 45.5% shooting from the field. The crazy part is that those are not even his career highs.

Over his last 10 games, Doncic is averaging 31.3 points per game, which is basically on the number, and he is shooting 49.3% from the field, and 38.6% from deep. Doncic is also averaging 21.7 shots per game, which is the most in the league, and he is taking 10.1 threes per game over his last 10 games.

Minnesota has been very strong down the stretch, and they may be spunky enough to beat a team like Dallas in the playoffs, should they be matched up together. However, the Timberwolves' defense is ranked 20th in scoring, 18th in shooting percentage, and 20th in shooting efficiency. The Timberwolves have the fastest pace of play in the NBA, and while Dallas typically likes to slow it down, they can play fast, and they are going to have to in order to beat a surging T-Wolves team.

Washington Wizards at Houston Rockets

Christian Wood Over 26.5 Points + Rebounds (-125)

The Rockets are so bad that it is hard to find any positives from this season. However, Wood has continued to take massive strides, and he is starting to look like he is going to be a multi-time All-Star and a big player when the Rockets inevitably trade him before his contract is up.

Wood is averaging 17.9 points and 10.1 rebounds this season, and over his last seven games, he is putting up 20.6 points and 10.4 rebounds. Wood has hauled in double-digit rebounds in four of his last six, and 32 times this season.

Tonight, the Rockets will take on an average Washington defense. The Wizards' defense is ranked 12th in total rebounds allowed, but Washington is only pulling in 50.7 rebounds themselves, which is ranked 28th in the NBA. Washington is fairly solid in the paint, and the addition of Kristaps Porzingis makes them tougher against opposing big men. However, with how good Wood has looked this season, and how average the Wizards are, I am fairly confident in this prop.

3-LEG PARLAY ODDS: (+517) 1 UNIT TO WIN 5.17 UNITS

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