January 3, 2022

Corrigan's Gambling Corner: 3 Best NBA Prop Bets - Jan. 3, 2022

Welcome back to the gambling corner. We are back with the three best props for a full slate of NBA action. 

It has been a while since we have hit the hardwood, but with football season starting to wrap up, we will start to ramp up the NBA picks, and that is exactly what we will do tonight. 

The NBA is still dealing with COVID outbreaks, and although the circumstances suck, this gives us a perfect opportunity to find mismatches and very tempting props.

Here are tonight's winners. 

*Odds via FanDuel Sportsbook

Miami Heat at Golden State Warriors

Steph Curry: Over 5.5 3-Pointers Made (+104)

Any time you can get Steph Curry's three-pointer prop at plus value, you take it. Curry has hit this total 15 times this season, and over his last five games, Curry is averaging 5.6 three-pointers made per game and 13.6 attempts per night. 

The Heat have held the Kings and Rockets to an average of 35.5% shooting from deep over their last two, but the Heat are ranked 27th in opponents' three-pointers made per game (13.6) and 28th in three-point attempts per game (39.1).

Obviously, Golden State is one of the best three-point shooting teams in the NBA, and Curry is the main reason for that. Again, it is hard to pass up plus value for Curry's three-point prop, especially in the same season that he broke Ray Allen's all-time three-pointers made record. 

Curry has been on a heater since he broke the record last month, and there is no reason to believe that the Heat are going to be the team to slow him down. 

Memphis Grizzlies at Brooklyn Nets

James Harden: Over 26.5 Points (-116)

Since James Harden came off the COVID list two weeks ago, he has been on fire. The start of the season for Harden was tough as it took him 13 games to break the 30-point barrier.

Since his first game back on Christmas Day, Harden is averaging 35.5 points on 47% shooting. A lot of Harden's production throughout his whole career has come from the free-throw line. With the new rules that are relaxed on basically falling into a shooting foul, Harden's production was way down to start the season. 

He was only able to go to the line an average of 7.4 times in his first 26 games. Since then, Harden is getting to the line 13.7 times per game. If Harden continues these trends, he will easily go over this number. 

Atlanta Hawks at Portland Trailblazers

Clint Capela: Over 29.5 Points + Rebounds (-111)

The Trailblazers will be without Jusuf Nurkic and Cody Zeller tonight due to COVID, so Portland will be forced to play Larry Nance Jr. at center again tonight. While he is a very good defender in the paint, Capela has been dominating the glass lately. 

During the month of December, Capela is averaging 15.2 rebounds per game, and over the last three, he is pulling in 18 boards per game. Now, he is very hit-or-miss when it comes to scoring, and during December, he failed to score double-digit points seven times in 12 games. 

However, Portland is undermanned and undersized tonight, and Capela has been a monster on the boards lately. 

Parlay Odds: (+622) 1 unit to win 6.2 units

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