Best Bets on Today's NBA Player Props Market
If you're looking for some plays for the Friday, March 24th 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 Jakob Poeltl, Devin Booker and Stephen Curry 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 24 (odds provided by DraftKings Sportsbook):
Jakob Poeltl is one of the league’s most underrated rim protectors. The 27-year-old is averaging 1.6 blocks per game since arriving for his second stint in Toronto. Poeltl had also averaged at least 1.7 blocks per game in back-to-back years for the Spurs before averaging just 1.1 in the first half of this season. Still, this is a guy that is a threat to block multiple shots every time he steps on the floor.
Tonight, we’re looking to Poeltl to block at least two shots against the Pistons. Poeltl has had two blocks in each of the last two games, and he now faces a Detroit team that he is averaging 2.0 blocks per game against this season. This is a great matchup for him because opponents are blocking more shots per game against the Pistons than all but two teams in the league this season.
Detroit is also a team that is playing through its big men a lot during this rebuild. The more touches those players get, the more opportunities Poeltl will have to send shots back.
Bet: Poeltl Over 1.5 Blocks (-115)
The Suns have played two games in a row without Deandre Ayton in the lineup. In those games, Devin Booker averaged 39.5 points per game for Phoenix. Well, Ayton is out again on Friday, and that should mean another game in which Booker will be hunting his shot.
Booker had 44 points the last time he faced the Kings on the road, which was back on November 28th. It isn’t all that surprising when you consider that Sacramento is 26th in the league in defensive rating, while also playing at the 11th-fastest pace in the league on offense. This is very much a guard-friendly opponent, so Booker should scorch the Kings again.
Of course, we should mention that the sportsbooks put a big number on Booker for today. However, it’s one that we’re comfortable playing. No matter what the outcome is, Booker is going to come out firing. Phoenix is now in a situation in which it needs to start winning games for postseason seeding, and the team’s best chance of doing so is Booker dragging his crew across the finish line.
It's also worth noting that Monty Williams openly ripped the officials for how they handle Suns games. It feels like the refs respond with a friendly whistle whenever something like that happens.
Bet: Booker Over 32.5 Points (-120)
According to our Daily Prop Analyzer, Stephen Curry has gone over the 5.5-assist mark in 26 of the 48 games he has played this season. Curry is also coming off a 13-assist game against the Dallas Mavericks, and we like the way he’s seeing the floor right now.
This Sixers team is very good defensively, but that might play into our hands. If Curry is having trouble finding offense for himself, it likely means that Philadelphia will be a little overcommitted. That would make it very easy on Curry to find a good look for one of his teammates, which should allow him to easily go over his assist total tonight.
We should also point out that Curry is averaging 6.3 assists per game this season. With that said, asking for six assists out of him is nothing out of the ordinary. And this Golden State is so good at home that shots are going to go in at a higher clip in this building. That means that Curry has a good chance of picking up an assist whenever he sends a pass in a teammate’s direction.
It also doesn’t hurt that Curry is averaging 11.1 potential assists per game. He gives his teammates a lot of opportunities to cash in.
Bet: Curry Over 5.5 Assists (-125)
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