- Jazz vs. Celtics: Talen Horton-Tucker Over 19.5 Points (-110) at Bet365
- Raptors vs. 76ers: James Harden Over 5.5 Rebounds (-140) at BetMGM
- Lakers vs. Timberwolves: Rudy Gobert Double-Double / Yes (-130) at Caesars Sportsbook
The NBA brings us more action for tonight and we are excited to find some winning player props.
We have a fun NBA slate tonight. There are fantastic matchups for us such as the Utah Jazz vs. Boston Celtics, the Toronto Raptors vs. Philadelphia 76ers, and the Los Angeles Lakers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves.
Friday, March 31, 2023 – 07:30 PM EDT at TD Garden
Talen Horton-Tucker (Utah Jazz)
- Over 19.5 Points Scored
The Boston Celtics made a statement last night by blowing out the Eastern Conference’s top team, the Milwaukee Bucks, 140-99. Jayson Tatum had 40 points in the win and Jaylen Brown chipped in 30 points. Will the Celtics be in a letdown spot tonight after such a big, emotional win?
The Utah Jazz have shut down most of their best players for the season. Lauri Markkanen, Collin Sexton, Jordan Clarkson, Rudy Gay, and Kelly Olynyk all missed Utah’s last game. This created opportunities for younger players such as Talen Horton-Tucker to shine.
With everybody out, Talen Horton-Tucker has had a massive increase in usage. In the Utah Jazz’s last game against the San Antonio Spurs, Horton-Tucker had 41 points in just 30 minutes.
With the Utah Jazz playoffs hope being extinguished, the Jazz will look to get reps and experience for their younger players such as Horton-Tucker. I expect another strong performance from the young scorer tonight.
NBA Prop Pick: Talen Horton-Tucker Over 19.5 Points (-110) at Bet365
Friday, March 31, 2023 – 07:00 PM EST at Wells Fargo Center
James Harden (Philadelphia 76ers)
- Over 5.5 Rebounds
The Toronto Raptors are coming into tonight’s game playing well. The Raptors are 3-1 over their last four games. Their last outing was a 106-92 win over the Miami Heat on Tuesday night. The win pushed the Raptors to 38-38 and it was the first time they were .500 since December 9th.
However, the Raptors have played well at home but poorly on the road. They are 26-14 at home this year but only 12-24 on the road. The Raptors have a chance to improve that road record tonight, but it will be tough going against one of the top teams in the East.
Philadelphia is 2-1 on the season against the Toronto Raptors. The 76ers are coming off a 116-108 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night. The 76ers will be looking to keep their good form going tonight.
With Joel Embiid potentially missing tonight’s game, there will be more opportunities for rebounds for James Harden. Harden has done a good job of grabbing rebounds lately and it is in the team’s best interest to let him get the rebounds because he is the best leader of the team’s transition attack. Harden has a gift for grabbing the rebound and turning it into a successful transition possession.
James Harden has gone over tonight’s rebounding total in 10 of his last 13 games. Over the 13-game span, Harden is averaging 6.7 rebounds per game. He will have another big rebounding game tonight.
NBA Prop Pick: James Harden Over 5.5 Rebounds (-149) at BetMGM
Friday, March 31, 2023 – 08:00 PM EST at Target Center
Rudy Gobert (Minnesota Timberwolves)
The Los Angeles Lakers and Minnesota Timberwolves will take the floor for a crucial game tonight. The Lakers and the Timberwolves are both outside the top six in the Western Conference standings. Finishing in the top six guarantees a playoff berth.
Minnesota is 39-38 and one game behind the sixth-place Golden State Warriors. The Los Angeles Lakers are 38-38 and 1.5 games behind Golden State. The team that gets the win tonight will be in a great position as the season comes to a close.
Rudy Gobert has recorded a double-double in three of his last four games. Gobert has been a rebounding monster as of late, including an 18-rebound performance against Golden State. The Minnesota Timberwolves will need Gobert in the game because he will be the best counter to Lakers star Anthony Davis.
Gobert has upped his play as of late and the Timberwolves have been winning. This is no coincidence. I expect Gobert to have another good game tonight and for him to record a double-double.
NBA Prop Pick: Rudy Gobert Double-Double / Yes (-133) at Caesars Sportsbook