Corrigan's Gambling Corner: 4 Best NBA Player Props: +1366 Parlay Payout - Jan. 24, 2022
Hello, and welcome back to the gambling corner. We are back with our four favorite NBA player props of the night.
It is a light slate tonight in the NBA, but I always seem to find some awesome props when there are not a lot of games. Maybe the oddsmakers are more focused on other sports? I don't know, but what I do know is that I love tonight's player props.
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*Odds via FanDuel Sportsbook
New York Knicks at Cleveland Cavaliers
Darius Garland Over 29.5 Points + Assists (-122)
The start to Darius Garland's career was not great, but it certainly was not bad. Through his first two seasons, Garland was averaging 14.8 points, 4.9 assists, and 2.1 rebounds per game on 42% shooting. This season, Garland has taken his game to the next level, and he might be the face of the franchise that the Cavs have been desperate for since LeBron James left ... again.
This season, Garland is putting up 19.8 points and 8.1 assists on 47% shooting from the field. Other than his three-point percentage, Garland has improved across the board, and he is a big reason why the Cavs are one of the best teams in the East right now.
Over his last five games, Garland has four double-doubles and is averaging 24.8 points and 12.2 assists. Although the Knicks' defense is generally pretty good, they are ranked 14th in assists per game (23.9) and 24th in 3PA per game (37.4).
Indiana Pacers at New Orleans Pelicans
Jonas Valanciunas Over 34.5 Points + Rebounds (-125)
Over his last six games, Jonas Valanciunas is putting up 17.3 points and 12.3 rebounds, which is right around his season averages. This obviously would not push us over the total, but tonight, the Pacers will be without Myles Turner, T.J. Warren, and Domantas Sabonis, so they will be without some size on the court.
Technically, Valanciunas is a worse rebounder when Brandon Ingram is on the court, but with tonight's matchup mismatch, he should feast down low tonight. There are just too many injuries for the Pacers, and honestly, there is just no hope in Indiana right now. They are heading towards a full rebuild, and although the Pelicans have not been good this season, they should handle the Pacers pretty easily tonight.
He has only hit this total twice in his last six, but he has the size advantage tonight.
Chicago Bulls at Oklahoma State Thunder
Josh Giddey Over 13.5 Points (+100)
The injuries are starting to pile up for the Bulls after noted villain Grayson Allen caused Alex Caruso to fracture his wrist last week. Now, the Bulls are without Caruso, Javonte Green, Lonzo Ball, and Zach LaVine for tonight.
While Josh Giddey has only gone over this total twice in the last six games, and 17 of his 41 games, the Bulls are without a lot of depth, and this is a spot where Giddey should go off. Whoever is the best defender on the floor for the Bulls will be locked in on Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, and that will leave Giddey open to cook tonight.
He certainly is not a lock to go over this total, but given the circumstances, and the value, this is a great play.
Utah Jazz at Phoenix Suns
Mikal Bridges Over 1.5 Three-Pointers (+112)
He has never been a great shooter from deep, but Mikal Bridges is getting some great value on his three-pointer prop tonight. The Suns will be without Deandre Ayton, Cameron Payne, and Jae Crowder against the Jazz tonight. Obviously, those touches have to go somewhere other than just Devin Booker, so why not bet on Bridges to have a big night?
As I said earlier, he is not the most reliable three-point shooter, but over his last 10 games, he is putting up 4.8 threes per game, and his minutes are going to go up. Again, this play is more about the value, but with all the Suns' injuries, he should have the ball in his hands a lot.
Parlay Odds: (+1366) 1 Unit To Win 13.7 Units
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