Corrigan's Gambling Corner: 4 Best NBA Player Prop Bets - Dec. 13, 2021
Welcome back to the gambling corner. It's Monday, so we are back with the four favorite props for a full night of NBA action.
The basketball season is starting to hit its stride, and so are my NBA player props. I have a great feeling that my picks will go undefeated, again.
If you choose to tail our picks, please make sure you gamble responsibly.
Here are tonight's winners.
*Odds via FanDuel Sportsbook
Miami Heat at Cleveland Cavaliers
Isaac Okoro Over 3.5 Rebounds (+102)
On the season, Isaac Okoro has played just 17 games, but he is averaging 4.0 rebounds per game this season, and in December, Okoro is pulling in 3.4 rebounds per game.
The Heat are still without Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo, and Markieff Morris, so there is not a lot of size on the court for the Heat. Even then, the Heat are not a great rebounding team. On the season, Miami is 23rd in total rebounding, but they give up the second-fewest rebounds per game. Part of that is due to how well they shoot, but without their best players, and going up against a Cavs team that is red-hot right now, Miami might be in some trouble tonight.
Okoro is averaging 4.75 rebounds per game at home this season, and he has hit this number in 11 of his 17 games this season. This one feels as close as a lock as you can get, and the value is a bonus.
Sacramento Kings at Toronto Raptors
Buddy Hield Over 16.5 Points + Assists (-113)
Buddy Hield's offensive production is down this year, but he has taken a bench role, and Hield has been very effective in his new role. He is averaging 15.7 points per game, and his eFG% sits at .508.
Although Hield is still a threat to score in bunches, his assist numbers are down to 2.1 per game, and over his last five games, Hield is averaging 1.2 dimes per game. Luckily, like I just said, Hield can take over games. On the season, he has hit this total just based on his points 12 times this season. The Raptors' defense is solid, but teams shoot at a high percentage when playing Toronto.
For this bet, we are mostly rooting for Hield to have a big scoring night. With the Kings still searching for any sort of spark this season, this could be a spot for Hield to go off.
Charlotte Hornets at Dallas Mavericks
Terry Rozier Over 16.5 Points (-108)
For the first time in four games, the Hornets will have Terry Rozier back in the lineup. On the season Rozier is averaging 17.7 points per game, and over his last five games played, he was scoring 22.8 points per game.
Dallas' defense is ranked 23rd in effective field goal percentage, 25th in shooting percentage, and 22nd in shooting efficiency. Overall, the Mavericks' defense is pretty solid, but they will need to be sharp tonight against a great Hornets' offense.
Now, Charlotte will be without LaMelo Ball and Jalen McDaniels tonight, so that offensive production has to go somewhere. When Rozier was also out, those touches went to Gordon Hayward. With Rozier now back in the lineup, they will turn to him to rack up the points tonight, and he should easily hit this total.
Philadelphia 76ers at Memphis Grizzlies
Joel Embiid Over 38.5 Points + Rebounds (-104)
Over the last three games, Joel Embiid has been slacking in the rebounding department, but his impact is still wildly noticeable. In his last three games, Embiid is pulling in 8.3 rebounds per game. In his six games before that, Embiid was averaging 14.7 rebounds per game.
On offense, Embiid is as special as most big men we have ever seen. Going up against a Grizzlies team that allows the third-most points to centers this season could be a severe matchup mismatch. The Memphis defense is not all that great, and Embiid should have no problem, and with Jaren Jackson Jr. and Steven Adams banged-up, and questionable to play, Embiid should have a big night.
Parlay Odds: (+1338) 1 unit to win 13.38 units.
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