Best Bets on Today's NBA Player Props Market
The Tuesday, March 7th NBA slate is an exciting one, so we're here to break it down for you in a number of different ways. 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 looking to the player props market here, and we're targeting big names like Markelle Fultz, Anthony Edwards and Kyrie Irving. 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 Tuesday, March 7 (odds provided by DraftKings Sportsbook):
Markelle Fultz’s presence in the lineup has really made the Magic a better basketball team. This team badly needed a competent point guard early in the year, but Fultz was recoving from an injury. Since he has returned, Orlando has been a rock-solid group and Fultz has only gotten better as the season has progressed. In February, the 24-year-old averaged 16.2 points, 4.8 assists, 4.7 rebounds per game and 1.5 steals per game. And that last number is one we’re particularly focused on heading into this one.
Over the last 15 games, Fultz has had eight multi-steal games for the Magic. He is getting into passing lanes and just getting his hands on the basketball with regularity, as evidenced by the six steals he’s had over the last two games. Now, we’re banking on Fultz having another two or more steals against the Bucks, which would pay out at plus-money odds.
Fultz had no steals against this Bucks team on March 1st, but he did have two steals when he played them on December 5th. So, perhaps the point guard is due for another good defensive performance, and we do expect him to have a little adrenaline playing at home here.
Bet: Fultz Over 1.5 Steals (+135)
Anthony Edwards is coming off one of his best games of the season, but it wasn’t one in which he was hunting his own shot very much. Instead, Edwards had 27 points and eight assists in a meeting with the Sacramento Kings, and his team ended up winning that one on the road. Now, we’re expecting Edwards to go out and have at least five assists against the Sixers.
Edwards has now had at least five assists in three of the last five games, and he has been seeing the floor well since a lousy start to the season. Edwards also happened to have five assists the last time he faced the Sixers, as he had 25 points, five assists and five rebounds against them on Nov. 19.
The Over also happens to be 35-30-1 in Edwards’ 66 games played this season, according to our Daily Prop Analyzer. So, it’s not like he’s a stranger to hitting his assist mark. And you’re getting this at plus-money odds.
Bet: Edwards Over 4.5 Assists (+125)
Kyrie Irving struggled a bit to get going as a scorer after getting traded to the Mavericks, but he is now averaging 35.0 points per game over the last two games. He and Luka Doncic are figuring out how to play with one another, and the solution has really been for both to just be aggressive. The two stars were deferring to one another a little too much in the first couple of games, and that really seemed to make them uncomfortable. Now, they know they need to go and get after it.
Tonight, we’ll be counting on Irving to score at least 26 points in a meeting with the Jazz. This game has one of the highest point totals of the evening, so it should be a high-scoring affair. The only real concern with this one is that the Mavericks are 9-point favorites. If they do end up covering that spread, it could mean that Irving didn’t need to get to his full workload. However, it’s hard to think like that when betting on props.
It's much better to just look at the fact that Irving has hit the Over on his point totals in 28 of the 49 games he has started this year. Irving also happened to torch this Jazz team for 48 points back on January 20th.
Bet: Irving Over 25.5 Points (-125)
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