Friday NBA Prop Bets: Fats picks Richaun Holmes, Bradley Beal, Wendell Carter Jr., Dennis Schroder, Chris Paul
2-1 last night as I stayed away from point spreads for the first time and the great Kelly Olynyk came through again with a double-double. One Christian Wood board away from a sweep.
Four games, six plays. Yesterday, I decided to become a double-double bettor and today the number of such bets is minimal and the odds are awful. So I'm going to try something else – a selection of combo props from FanDuel. You've been warned.
All wagers and returns based on $10. Please check game time lineups before wagering.
Cavaliers at WIZARDS 7:35 pm, Grizzlies at MAGIC 8:05 pm, Jazz at SUNS 10:05 pm, Lakers at KINGS 10:35 pm.
2-pointers: Jonas Valanciunas (Grizzliess) Over 31.5 Points, rebounds +154 (Returns $25.40) After a few sub-par efforts, I think Big V will explode out of the gate tonight. I hope the Magic cna keep the game close enough for him to play.
Richaun Holmes (Kings) Over 23.5 Points, rebounds +118 (Returns $21.80) Holmes has been a consistent double-double guy for me in the past and is rounding into shape after missing two weeks.
Bradley Beal (Wizards) Over 35.5 Points, rebounds +116 (Returns $21.60) +116 for a guy to get his average seems like a good wagering opportunity.
Wendell Carter Jr. (Magic) Over 22.5 Points, rebounds +110 (Returns $21.00) After a brief injury, Carter was not his usually productive self in his last game. Feel better, Wendell!!!
Dennis Schroder (Lakers) Over 22.5 Points, assists +110 (Returns $21.00) With Anthony Davis back, Schroder has been crushing his assist numbers. This seems like a gimme, which always makes me nervous.
Chris Paul (Suns) Over 25.5 Points, assists +104 (Returns $20.40) It's a big game for the Suns and I think Paul will have a big game. Fortunately for this bet, he only has to have an average game.
Free throws: None
3-pointers: Kelly Olynyk (Rockets) double-double +210 (Returns $31.00) Olynyk has now won 8 of 9 times for me and for the first time paid off with a double-double. The Rockets W over the Bucks and Kevin Porter Jr.'s 50 points will be the story, but Olynyk went for 24 points and 13 boards.
Steals: Isaiah Stewart (Pistons) Over 24.5 points, rebounds, assists -113 (Returns $18.90) 20 points and 10 boards (0 TOs) in 29 efficient minutes. Pistons still lost to the Mavs 115-105.
2-pointers: Christian Wood (Rockets) double-double +100 (Returns $20.00) Wood scored 31 with 9 rebounds in a just miss.
$30 wagered (2-1), $49.90 returned.
Day 114: +$19.90
Total: +136.95 (232-283 off 515 $10 wagers)