March 23, 2022

Corrigan's Gambling Corner: 3 Best NBA Player Props: +594 Parlay Odds - March 23, 2022

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

Soak this day in NBA fans, you have one more night of no college basketball. Come tomorrow, the sports world will turn back to March Madness for arguably one of the best slates in Sweet 16 history. However, we have a full slate of NBA games tonight, and the matchups look tremendous.

My NBA props have quietly been money for over a month, and I really like the board tonight. All you have to do is place some bets, watch some basketball, and have yourself a night.

We would love for you to tail our picks. If you do so, please always remember to gamble responsibly.

*Odds via FanDuel Sportsbook

Utah Jazz at Boston Celtics

Marcus Smart Over 22.5 Points + Rebounds + Assists (-104)

Smart is not as offensively skilled as Jayson Tatum or Jaylen Brown, but he does just about everything right. On the season, Smart is only averaging 12.1 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 5.7 assists per game, but he really struggled to start the season. Since the All-Star break, Smart has slowly regained his "heart and soul" form for the Celtics.

In the 12 games since the All-Star break, Smart is averaging 13.8 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 7.3 assists per game on 45% shooting from the field, and 41.7% shooting from deep. Sure, the Jazz have one of the toughest defenses in the NBA, but their attention will be on Tatum and Brown, leaving Smart open to play his game.

Over his last three games, Smart has totaled 23 assists and only three turnovers. If the attention is drawn elsewhere on the court, as it should be, Smart should easily go over this total.

Houston Rockets at Dallas Mavericks

Christian Wood Over 27.5 Points + Rebounds (-113)

Although this has been a horrific season for the Rockets, they can at least turn to the improvements of their young guys over the course of the season, especially for their big man. On the season, Wood is putting up 18.2 points and 10.1 rebounds this season, and he is shooting 39.5% from three, which is a career-high (not counting the years he did not shoot many threes.)

Over his last 10 games, Wood is putting up 22.2 points and 10.1 rebounds on 61.5% shooting from the field, and 52.0% shooting from deep. In his last game against the Wizards, Wood hit a career-high eight threes on nine attempts as he continues to refine his game.

Although Wood is prone to have some off nights, he has been consistently great for the Rockets. He has hauled in 10+ rebounds in five of his last nine, and although the Mavericks still have one of the best statistical defenses in the NBA, they have fallen off a bit, and they are a very average rebounding team.

I like Wood to stay hot and dominate a struggling Mavericks defense tonight.

Philadelphia 76ers at Los Angeles Lakers

Joel Embiid Over 11.5 Total Rebounds (-114)

At this point, if I can get Embiid's rebounding prop at this low of a total, I am absolutely going to take it. He is only averaging 11.3 rebounds on the season, but in Embiid's last eight games, he is averaging 13.5 rebounds, and he has gone over this number in six of his last eight. In those six games that he has gone over the total, Embiid is averaging 14.5 rebounds per game.

To put it simply, the Lakers are extremely bad, and they are extremely bad on defense. The Lakers are ranked 27th in total rebounds allowed and offensive rebounds allowed per game, and they are giving up the 26th-most defensive rebounds per game. Embiid only pulled in nine rebounds in his lone matchup with the Lakers this season, but Los Angeles does not have a true big man that scares me with Anthony Davis remaining sidelined.

Uness the corpse of Dwight Howard gives Embiid the blues tonight, he should easily go over this total.


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