Best Bets on Today's NBA Player Props Market
If you're looking for some plays for the Friday, March 17th NBA slate, we have you covered in every way possible. As always, we'll have best bets to give you some ideas of what to back when it comes to moneylines, spreads and totals. However, we're tackling player props here, and we're targeting Dejounte Murray, Zach Collins and Anthony Edwards tonight. Keep reading to find out how we're betting on each of them.
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Here are our favorite NBA prop bets for Friday, March 17 (odds provided by DraftKings Sportsbook):
The Hawks are a favorite against the Warriors in tonight’s game, and the total in this matchup is outrageously high. With that in mind, you should look for some key players to put up huge numbers, and we think Dejounte Murray will be one of the ones that shows out in this one.
Murray hasn’t been playing all that well offensively recently, and part of that has to do with Quin Snyder putting the ball in Trae Young’s hands a little more. But this game is going to be played at a very fast pace, which means Murray is going to have a ton of opportunities to score — as well as hit the glass.
The last time Murray faced the Warriors, the guard ended up having 25 points and 10 rebounds. That game went to double overtime, so the stats were a little inflated. But this is clearly a game in which he can thrive, and this number just looks too low not to bet.
Bet: Murray Over 25.5 Points + Rebounds (-105)
Zach Collins has been a great player to bet on since the Spurs traded Jakob Poeltl to the Toronto Raptors. The big man has always had a lot of talent, but injuries have given him trouble throughout his career. Now, the 25-year-old is feeling good and he’s putting up great numbers for San Antonio.
Collins has been especially impressive as a creator in the Spurs offense. The big man has had at least four assists in seven of his last 11 games, and his assist totals have remained low. If they don’t start creeping up to 4.5, we’d suggest riding the wave and playing the overs.
San Antonio runs a lot of offense through the center position, and Collins has tremendous feel as a passer. He reads the floor absurdly well and uses his size to make difficult passes. Collins also happened to have a four-assist game against this Grizzlies team back on January 11th. That was in just 22 minutes of action. He’s regularly seeing at least 30 minutes these days, and it’s just a no-brainer to take this play at plus-money odds.
Bet: Collins Over 3.5 Assists (+115)
Betting on Anthony Edwards’ assist total can be a wild ride. The All-Star has been growing as a playmaker since entering the league, but he still tends to have games in which his tunnel vision gets the best of him. But this number is hard to pass up against a Bulls team that is in the bottom half of the league in opponents assists per game.
Edwards also happens to be averaging 4.5 assists per game this season, and those numbers should be a little better. The 21-year-old is averaging 8.0 potential assists per game this year, which means he is setting his teammates up rather often. On top of that, Edwards has dished out at least five assists in back-to-back games coming into this one. And he had 11 assists when he faced Chicago back on December 18th.
We should also note that Edwards has gone over his assist total in 37 of the 69 games he has played this season, according to our Daily Prop Analyzer. Tonight, his total was just 3.5 on DraftKings, but you had to lay some significant juice on it. Instead, we'd suggest hoping for at least five dimes. These odds are very generous.
Bet: Edwards 5+ Assists (+140)
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