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March 28, 2022

Corrigan's Gambling Corner: 3 Best NBA Player Props: +716 Parlay Odds - March 28, 2022

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

We are only a few weeks away from the start of the playoffs, and with baseball and the 2022 NFL Draft as the only true competitor at that time, the NBA is going to rule the sports world. Now, the playoffs are awesome, but it also stinks for us prop enthusiasts because there are fewer games to pick from.

But, until then, we are going to find you the three-best prop bets every night. A lot of teams have thrown in the towel this season, and some superstars are getting some well-needed rest as we gear up for the playoffs. This plays well for the prop market as there are a lot of valuable props out there for the taking. Anyway, let's get right into the picks.

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

*Odds via FanDuel Sportsbook

Denver Nuggets at Charlotte HornetsĀ 

Nikola Jokic Over 40.5 Points + Rebounds (-122)

Jokic may not win his second consecutive MVP, but he sure is playing like the best player in the league. He has gone over this number in 10 of his last 12 games, and in those 12 games, he is putting up 30.3 points and 11.9 rebounds per game on 62.1% shooting from the field.

In his lone game against the Hornets this season, Jokic put up 29 points and 21 rebounds, but he did only shoot 38.2% from the field. Although his shooting percentage was low, he attempted 34 shots, which is by far his most attempts in a game this season, and that is for good reason. The Hornets are a much-improved team this season, but their defense is unbelievably bad.

Charlotte's defense is ranked 27th in scoring, 29th in total rebounds allowed per game, and they allow 47.9 points in the paint per game. The Hornets are reliant on their offense, and they are putting up the third-most shots per game. This will cause more rebounding opportunities and more possessions for the Nuggets.

Atlanta Hawks at Indiana Pacers

Kevin Huerter Over 2.5 Assists (+106)

Huerter is not a big assists guy, but there is a lot of value here. He has only gone over this number once in his last four games, but over his last six games, he is averaging 3.0 assists per game.

On the season, Indiana's defense is ranked 15th in assists allowed per game, but the Pacers are an extremely bad defense. The Pacers have the fifth-worst defensive rating in the NBA, and with Myles Turner officially being ruled out for the season, it is clear that Indiana is packing their bags, and just coasting to the finish line.

The Pacers will also be without Chris Duarte, Malcolm Brogdon, and Isaiah Jackson tonight, with Goga Bitadze and Duane Washington, listed as questionable. That is a lot of bodies to be down, especially at the guard position. While the Pacers are a middle-of-the-road team when it comes to assists allowed per game, they give up the most assists per game to shooting guards, and that plays well for us tonight, especially with their injuries.

San Antonio Spurs at Houston Rockets

Jakob Poeltl Over 9.5 Rebounds (+104)

If you are like me, you are actively rooting for the Spurs' downfall. San Antonio has been a power for the majority of my life, and now that they kind of stink, I would rather see some new blood in the playoffs. Anyway, Spurs rant over, let's talk some rebounds.

Poeltl has quietly put up a pretty nice season, and he has been very good down the home stretch. On the season, Poeltl is putting up 13.5 points and 9.2 rebounds on 61.5% shooting from the field. Over his last five games, he is pulling down 11.2 rebounds, and he has gone over this total three times, averaging 13 rebounds in those three games.

I do like some of the young pieces the Rockets have, especially Christian Wood. He may not be an overly-great defensive center, but he is going to make life a lot harder for Poeltl down low tonight. However, the Rockets' defense is ranked 25th in rebounds allowed per game, 24th in offensive rebounds allowed per game, and they give up the most points in the paint per game (52.7).

With how good Poeltl has been playing down the stretch, and with how bad the Rockets are on defense, getting this number at plus-value almost feels like stealing.

3-LEG PARLAY ODDS: (+716) 1 UNIT TO WIN 7.16 UNITS

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