There’s an eight-game NBA slate to kick off the week. The Magic and Pacers are finishing a two sport set in Indianapolis whereas the Celtics are spending one other Monday in Chicago.
Three matchups tonight characteristic 10-win groups with Hawks vs. Cavaliers, Path Blazers vs. Bucks, and Jazz vs. Clippers to shut the evening.
There are many props for us to select by means of tonight. Let’s start in Indy with two of tonight’s high performs earlier than heading to Milwaukee.
NBA Participant Prop Bets & Professional Picks
Tyrese Haliburton Over 30.5 PTS + AST (-120)
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Earlier than the season, I had Tyrese Haliburton as considered one of my favorites for Most Improved Participant. Nonetheless, even I didn’t anticipate him filling up the stat sheet like this.
Haliburton is averaging 20.6 factors, 4.6 rebounds, 10.5 assists, and 1.9 steals. Chris Paul averaged 21.1 factors, 4 rebounds, 11.6 assists, and a pair of.7 steals in his third 12 months simply to indicate the sort of trajectory Haliburton is on. Whereas Haliburton can replenish the stat sheet in all areas, tonight I’m specializing in his factors and assists from him.
For the season, Haliburton is averaging 31.1 PA, so he’s going over this line on a median evening. He has gone over this line in seven of his final 10 video games and in 10 of his 15 video games this season total. Plus, he’s coming off a 36 PA efficiency towards the Magic on Saturday evening.
Regardless of the very fact he’s taking pictures 49% from the sphere, there are some video games the place Haliburton is extra passive along with his personal offense than others. Nonetheless, that’s the place his assists carry extra weight. Haliburton has recorded double-digit assists in 5 of his previous six video games.
The one miss got here when the Pacers had a 10-point first quarter towards the Rockets and he nonetheless had eight. Haliburton leads the league with 10.5 assists per sport and 20.3 potential assists. He had 14 assists and 24 potential assists towards the Magic on Saturday.
On Saturday, he additionally scored 22 factors on 9-for-16 from the sphere and 3-for-8 from past the arc. Haliburton has 20 factors in 5 of seven video games this one other and completed with 19 factors in one other.
The Magic are twenty eighth in defending level guards. I anticipate Haliburton to have one other huge sport on Monday evening.
Franz Wagner Over 21.5 Factors (-106)
Staying in Indiana, I additionally love Franz Wagner tonight. Wagner has needed to step up of late because the Magic have been with out Paolo Banchero for the previous six video games and Wendell Carter on Saturday.
Carter is questionable as of this writing, however Banchero stays out with a sprained ankle. In six video games with out Banchero, Wagner scored 20 factors in 4 video games and 22 factors in three of them. Wagner is averaging 22.2 factors this month.
On Saturday towards the Pacers, Wagner scored 29 factors on 9-for-17 from the sphere and 5-for-9 from past the arc. Indiana is a good matchup for Wagner as a result of it’s twenty ninth in factors allowed to taking pictures guards and twenty fourth in defending taking pictures guards total.
Indiana is twenty fourth in 3-pointers allowed per sport, twenty fifth in 3-point proportion allowed and twenty eighth in free throws allowed. Wagner has gotten to the road 15 occasions within the final two video games and he went 6-for-6 towards the Pacers on Saturday.
Wagner has scored 22 factors in 5 of his previous eight video games. He’s in line to have one other huge sport towards the Pacers on Monday.
Giannis Antetokounmpo Over 11.5 rebounds (+100)
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Whereas Haliburton and Wagner have favorable statistical matchups tonight, on paper this line doesn’t favor Antetokounmpo. Portland permits the fourth-fewest rebounds per sport and the second-fewest defensive rebounds. Nonetheless, there are few explanation why I anticipate Gianns to tug down 12 rebounds tonight.
Antetokounmpo has recorded 12 rebounds in 9 of the 12 video games he has performed this season. Two of the video games he didn’t have been towards the Atlanta Hawks. The Hawks have John Collins and Clint Capela to deal with inside and Portland has Jusuf Nurkic. Nonetheless, Brook Lopez missed one of many matchups towards the Hawks.
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When Antetokounmpo shares the ground with Lopez, I like taking part in his rebounds as a result of Lopez doesn’t seize many himself, with 6.1 on common and 5 rebounds or much less within the final 4 video games. Lopez additionally pulls opposing huge males away from the basket as a result of he often is on the three level line when Milwaukee is on offense.
If Nurkic is additional away from the rim making an attempt to stay near Lopez, that may give Giannis extra to seize offensive rebounds. Portland is extra lenient in that space, permitting the twelfth fewest offensive rebounds.
Along with the Hawks, Antetokounmpo has confronted the Timberwolves, Cavaliers and Sixers in his final 5 video games, which suggests huge males Karl-Anthony Cities, Rudy Gobert, Evan Mobley, and Joel Embiid. Antetokounmpo pulled down 14, 12, and 14 rebounds in these video games. I anticipate him to tug down 12 rebounds once more tonight.