Fats Baller's Sunday NBA prop picks feature Kyle Lowry, Julius Randle, Christian Wood, John Wall, Jerami Grant
Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet (23) knocks the ball away from New York Knicks forward Julius Randle (30) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020, in Tampa, Fla.Chris O'Meara | Associated Press

Fats Baller's Sunday NBA prop picks feature Kyle Lowry, Julius Randle, Christian Wood, John Wall, Jerami Grant

Jazz at PISTONS, 3:05 pm EST, Nuggets at KNICKS, 6:05 pm, Lakers at ROCKETS, 7:05 pm, Raptors at WARRIORS, 8:35 pm

Since a 4-0 night on Fats Tuesday nearly two weeks ago, my results have been terrible. People keep asking me why I continue to flush money down the toilet. I have a few answers:

  1. It's not that much money and I have good plumbing;

  2. It gives me a reason to watch some hoops when there is nothing else on;

  3. I don't want to let down my fan;

  4. Contractual obligations;

  5. You can bet the opposite.

Last night I hope you learned another valuable lesson: While I have to file my picks early when Giannis is still scheduled to play, you don't have to place your bets until game time, when it is clear that he isn't. Goodbye over.

The Mavs over is on me. I knew three key guys were out and still thought the game would score more.

After letting me down twice, Devin Booker is off the grid for awhile.

Blessings, however, on De'Andre Hunter, one of the NBA's most consistent players.

Sunday picks

Since you're all going to be watching football today, I'm giving 8 picks for the basketball fans to spread throughout their day. I would love some action on the Nets tonight, but at press time my book had no props for the Nets because who knows if Kyrie is playing. So here's what I got and check game time starters before you wager.

All wagers and returns based on $10.

Jazz at PISTONS, 3:05 pm EST, Nuggets at KNICKS, 6:05 pm, Lakers at ROCKETS, 7:05 pm, Raptors at WARRIORS, 8:35 pm

3-pointers:

Kyle Lowry (Raptors) double-double +420 (returns $52.00)

Knicks to win (moneyline) +180 (returns $28.00)

2-pointers:

Julius Randle (Knicks) Over 1.5 made 3s +175 (returns $27.50)

Christian Wood (Rockets) double-double +120 (returns $22.00)

Free throws:

Jerami Grant (Pistons) over 27.5 points, rebounds, assists -110 (returns $19.10)

John Wall (Rockets) over 31.5 points, rebounds, assists -110 (returns $19.10)

Steals:

Julius Randle (Knicks) Over 39.5 points, rebounds, assists -117 (returns $18.60)

Kyle Lowry (Raptors) Over 31.5 points, rebounds, assists -110 (returns $19.10)

Saturday Results

Winner:

Free throw: De'Andre Hunter (Hawks) over 20.5 points, rebounds, assists -110 (returns $19.10) For the 5th game in a row, Hunter came in between 17 and 23 points and 5 to 8 rebounds, this time finishing with 20-8-1 for a 29 PRA.


Losers:

3-pointer: Mavericks win and Over 218.5 +165 (returns $26.50). The Mavs won 112-98, which equals 210 which is not over 218.5.

2-pointer: Bucks win and Over 221.5 +110 (returns $21.00) The Bucks, without Giannis, won 100-90, which equals 200, which is not over 221.5.

Steal: Devin Booker (Suns) make over 2.5 threes +150 (returns $25.00) 1-5 from 3 in a Suns road win at Indiana.


$40 wagered (1-3), $19.10 returned.

Day 17: -$20.90

Total: -$174.95 (30-47 off 77 $10 wagers)

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