Friday NBA Prop Picks: Fats likes Anthony Edwards, Joe Harris, the Trail Blazers, and the Nets vs Magic
2-2 again with a second night of tiny profit thanks to the Hawks parlay win over the Thunder.
Three games, five picks.
Tonight I'm hedging with the Nets, looking to win on both sides, feeling weird about getting points with the home Blazers, and hoping Anthony Edwards can continue his hot play and not send me to the ER (paging Dr. Mark Green, stat).
All wagers and returns based on $10. Please check game time lineups before wagering.
Nets at MAGIC 8:05 pm EDT, Timberwolves at SUNS 10:05 pm, Mavericks at TRAIL BLAZERS 10:05 pm.
3-pointers: MAGIC +11 and Under 224.5 +260 (returns $36.00) This is a hedge against the pick below.It's hard for me to see the Magic winning unless the Nets don't show up, but in their last 5 losses they've only been blown out once. I'm looking for something in the range of 115-105 Nets, but 101-91 Nets will also work well.
2-pointers: Nets win Over MAGIC and Under 224.5 +118 (returns $21.80) The Nets haven't lost since Feb. 27, the Magic haven't won since Feb. 23. The Nets were off last night. The Magic lost a heartbreaker IN New York.
Free throws: TRAIL BLAZERS +3 Over Mavericks -109 (returns $19.20) The Blazers have been playing well and are home. They did play last night, but . . . they'll just need to suck it up.
Steals: Joe Harris Over 18.5 points, rebounds, assists -113 (returns $18.90) This is right at Harris's number and he shot the ball well from deep in the last game. James Harden has been playing out of his mind so if he shows any signs of cooling, Harris will be ready to drain a few 3s.
Anthony Edwards (T-Wolves) Over 31.5 points, rebounds, assists -125 (returns $18.00) Edwards hasn't been particularly efficient during his latest run – he put up 42 last night but was 4-13 from three and 8-13 from the line. But he's gone over 31.5 in his last 5 games, so unless his arms are sore from jacking up 31 shots, his coach is letting him take 31 shots. And
2-pointers: Hawks Over THUNDER and Under 225.5 +160 (returns $26.00) The Hawks won again – 116-93 = 209.
Steals: Joe Ingles (Jazz) Over 22.5 points, rebounds, assists -117 (returns $18.60) The Jazz lost to the Wizards 131-122, but Ingles went for 34-5-2, easily covering.
3-pointers: LaMelo Ball (Hornets) double-double +535 (returns $63.50) Another good game for LaMelo, just not good enough, as he went 26-5-7. Hornets lost 116-105 to the Lakers
Free throws: CJ McCollum (Trail Blazers) Over 25.5 points, rebounds, assists -110 (returns $19.10) The Blazers won 101-93 over the Pelicans, but McCollum still had plenty of rust, shooting 3-6 from three but 0-10 from two. He finished 11-2-2.
$40 wagered (2-2), $44.60 returned.
Day 74: +$4.60
Total: +$88.25 (159-182 off 341 $10 wagers)