Updated March 8, 2022

Corrigan's Gambling Corner: NBA Player Prop Bets: +568 Parlay Odds - March 8, 2022

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

We do not have a great slate in the NBA tonight, but as I have always said, it is not about the number of games on the board, it is about the number of favorable matchups on the board. Tonight, the board is littered with favorable matchups and juicy props.

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

Brooklyn Nets at Charlotte Hornets

Kevin Durant Over 37.5 Points + Rebounds (-106)

Durant has only been back two games, but he looks like he has not missed a beat. In his two games back, he is putting up 34 points and 5.0 rebounds per game on 52.4% shooting from the field, and 37.5% shooting from deep.

Durant has always been a great rebounder, so only averaging 5.0 rebounds since he came back is not a cause for concern. On the season, Durant is averaging 7.3 rebounds per game, and while he only hauled in five boards in his lone game against the Hornets this season, he hit this total just on his points (38).

While the Hornets are a much more improved team this season (when fully healthy), their defense is still god awful. Charlotte is allowing 114.6 points per game, and they are ranked last in opponents' rebounds per game, 29th in defensive rebounds per game, and teams are shooting 46.2% from the field against the Hornets.

With this being a road game, the presence of Kyrie Irving makes things much more difficult, but in 31 games together, Durant is averaging 26.4 points and 7.2 rebounds per game. This would leave us under the number, but If anyone is a candidate to go over their averages on any given night, it is Durant.

Milwaukee Bucks at Oklahoma City Thunder

Giannis Antetokounmpo Over 43.5 Points + Rebounds (-106)

It is tough to say we are not talking about the reigning NBA Finals MVP and two-time league MVP enough this season, but that is exactly what we are doing, or not doing. His stats are down from his MVP seasons, but he is still averaging 29.2 points, 11.6 rebounds, 6.0 assists (would be a career-high), and 1.4 blocks per game on 54.4% shooting from the field.

Over his last seven games, Antetokounmpo is averaging 31.1 points and 14.4 rebounds per game on 56.6% shooting from the field. In his lone game against the Thunder this season, Antetokounmpo only scored 21 points, but he had 19 rebounds.

Tonight, Oklahoma City will be without Josh Giddey and Lu Dort, and while those two would not be the primary defenders on the Greek Freak tonight, they are certainly the two best defenders on the Thunder.

Even if those two were in the lineup, the Thunder allow 56.5 rebounds per game, which is ranked 29th in the NBA.

Cleveland Cavaliers at Indiana Pacers

Darius Garland Over 8.5 Assists (-130)

It is pretty crazy how much better the Cavaliers are when Garland is in the lineup. Garland is averaging only 8.1 assists per game this season, but he has gone over this number 20 times this season, and in those 20 games, he is averaging 11.5 assists.

Cleveland is only 1-2 since he came back, but Garland has gone over this number twice, and he recorded a career-high in assists (19) against a Philadelphia team that only allows 23.1 assists per game.

The injury to Jarrett Allen takes away an easy avenue to assists-city, but Cleveland has a great combination of size and shooting, which makes Garland's job a hell of a lot easier. The Pacers only allow 23.8 assists per game, but teams are shooting a high percentage against Indiana, and with the Cavs being a good shooting team, I expect garland to have no trouble finding the open man tonight.


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