O'Sullivan's Wednesday NBA Picks: Raptors at Celtics, Hornets at Grizzlies, plus a Mason Plumlee prop bet
Seattle O’Sullivan 2021-2022 NBA Season so far: 47-56-2, -$217.67
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Toronto Raptors at Boston Celtics, 7:30 pm Eastern
The Pick: Boston -129, bet $12.80 to win $9.98
Toronto has won four straight road games, beat Boston 115-83 on October 22nd, and Boston’s Jaylen Brown is out with a hamstring injury, but I still like the Celtics here. The Raptors may have a road-game winning streak, but they’ve lost two in a row overall. Boston dropped a tough one to Dallas on Saturday but had beaten a very good Miami team right before that. They can play with top teams. As mentioned in a previous Celtic pick, Brown and Jayson Tatum sometimes seem to struggle to play cohesively together. So in a way, as good a player as he is, Brown’s absence might make things clearer. Boston is 8-2 against the spread in their last ten games at home, but I’ll pay a little more for a straight win.
Charlotte Hornets at Memphis Grizzlies, 8 pm Eastern
The Pick: Memphis -200, bet $16 to win $8; Memphis -4.5 (-114), bet $7.50 to win $6.58
This is the last game of a five-game road trip for Charlotte, and they’ve lost the previous four. The Hornets give up more points per game, 118.3, than any team in the NBA. They’re looking forward to getting home. So I think Memphis should be able to dispatch them easily tonight. Memphis is 4-1 at home and 7-3 against the spread and continues to show the NBA that they’re ready for a significant playoff run. Grizzlies star Ja Morant is lighting it up, averaging 26.0 points per game, and I think he’s getting to a point in his career where he can sometimes decide, “Hey, we’re not losing tonight.”
Player Prop Parlay: Mason Plumlee under 7.5 points w/4+ rebounds +103, bet $2 to win $2.07
I kinda like going to the “Plumlee Well.” The Hornet averages 6.7 points per game, so I’ll make a small value bet that he has an average game tonight before he and his squad head back to Charlotte.