As mentioned yesterday against the betting odds, the first game back can cause trepidation, not exactly sure how all the players and teams will react, now especially those who made roster changes.
Nevertheless, with so many games to choose from, there is a vast amount of NBA picks to be made for prop bets today. Three of the four props I chosen had to do with teams that played yesterday and that is not an accident, because it should help make easier when you have something to go by that provides a better feel for the situation along with the factual numbers to support some of these instances.
Time to attack the NBA odds with these prop wagers.
Washington gave a strong showing with victory over Utah last night and I expect them to have a little more rhythm offensively early than Detroit, who has not played in nine days. This is similar to college football where one team has played a game versus opponent who is making season debut, with one more assured what they need to do and the other trying to find itself with a bit more uncertainty. This has little to do with the outcome and the Wizards might be a good play against team tomorrow at Miami in the first quarter or second half having to play three times in three days, but for tonight, expect John Wall to get Washington is flow and cover the number.
Prop Play – Wizards -0.5 Points in First Quarter
While anything is possible, the numbers support one-way action this prop wager. Toronto and Chicago on the season have averaged a combined 15.9 three-pointers per contest. On defense we have a similar story with these two Eastern Conference squads at 16.5 surrendered. The continued absence of Jimmy Butler for Chicago also plays a part in supporting belief these teams will go the below the sportsbooks release.
Prop Play – Under 17 Three-Pointers
With Markieff Morris shipped off the Washington, his recent offensive performances will be missed, but his destructive attitude and how he played most of the year will not. These are two of the worst three defense teams in the NBA and with both offenses geared more towards scoring rather than guarding, there should be no shortage of points for the game and the first half specifically.