Friday NBA Prop Picks: Fats likes Jazz, Justin Patton, Kevin Porter Jr. at a big number – also Magic vs Spurs
Magic at SPURS 9:05 pm EST, Rockets at JAZZ 10:05 pm.
2-2 last night. The winners won easy. The losers lost easy.
Two games, four picks. Was interested in the Sixers vs Wizards but the Sixers played out of their minds great last night and the Wizards went the other way. The Bulls, who'd been playing better, were awful. So instead of betting on inconsistent teams, I'm going to pony up some prop money on the only things more inconsistent – NBA newbies.
All wagers and returns based on $10. Please check game time lineups before wagering.
Magic at SPURS 9:05 pm EST, Rockets at JAZZ 10:05 pm
3-pointers: Kevin Porter Jr. (Rockets) Double-double +1200 (returns $130.00) yeah, it's a crapshoot, but Porter has been lighting up Triple-A, or whatever the NBA is calling the G-League now, and in his first game for the Rockets last night against the Kings, he went for 12 points and 10 assists. Granted, the Jazz are not the Kings, but +1200 is hard to pass up when the player is 1 for 1.
2-pointers: Justin Patton (Rockets) Over 5.5 rebounds +100 (returns $20.00) Patton has played over 20 minutes in 5 games and he's had 6 boards in four of them and 5 in the other. Barring foul trouble – a distinct possibility against Rudy Gobert – he should play more than 25 minutes tonight.
Free throws: JAZZ Over 123.5 vs Rockets -112 (returns $19.00) The Rockets have lost 14 in a row, the Jazz are the best team in the West. Only drawback is the Jazz haven't played since March 3, so who knows how long it will take to shake off the rust – especially on defense. I'll therefore go with the simple play.
Steals: Magic vs. SPURS Over 214.5 -113 (returns $18.90) The Magic have gone over 214.5 in 4 of their last 5, the Spurs in 3 of their last 5. I'm mentally preparing myself for an 85-82 turtle crawl.
Free throws: Knicks vs BUCKS over 222.5 -109 (returns $19.20) Bucks win 134-101 -235, an easy cover.
Jerami Grant (Pistons) Over 30.5 points, rebounds, assists -110 (returns $19.10) The Pistons lost 105-102 but Grant was stellar, going for 32-8-4 = 44.
3-pointers: 3-Game Parlay - NETS over Celtics and KINGS over Rockets and BULLS over Sixers +348 (returns $44.80). Nets won, Kings won, but Sixers crushed the Bulls without Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. Oh, the NBA . . .
2-pointers: Bruce Brown (Nets) Over 12.5 points +100 (returns $20.00) Brown only played 19 minutes in a rare 4-3-2 = 9 clunker.
$40 wagered (2-2), $38.30 returned.
Day 70: -$1.70
Total: +$144.35 (154-171 off 325 $10 wagers)