Welcome to Bales’ Bananas – Monkey Knife Fight NBA Prop Picks 3/3! Below I will discuss my NBA favorite plays for tonight’s slate!
More or Less 2/2 – Minnesota Wolves/New Orleans Pelicans
Zion Williamson is a focal point of the New Orleans Pelicans offense, consistently posting a 30% or better usage rating. He’s averaging 28.2 points on 17.4 shot attempts and 10.0 free throw attempts in 31.5 minutes per game over the last 10 days. Williamson also posted 27+ points in 5 of his last 7 games. Most importantly, this game is between two of the fastest paced teams in the NBA, who struggle defensively. The Vegas total is currently set at 247.5 points. Williamson is an athletic big, who will benefit from the pace of this game. He’s an efficient scorer, who generally plays around the basket, and could find plenty of transition points in this matchup.
D’Angelo Russell has seen plenty of ups and downs recently. He’s averaging 23.6 points on 18.8 shot attempts, 10.2 three-point attempts, and 4.4 free throw attempts in 33.6 minutes per game over the last 10 days. Russell scored 25+ points in 3 of his last 4 games, though. As mentioned above, this is an elite matchup, as this will be the fastest paced, highest scoring game on the slate. Russell is also averaging 24.5 points per game against New Orleans this season, but both of those games were with the Golden State Warriors. He’ll see extra opportunities with the pace of this game, making this total a bit low.
Play 1 unit on Zion Williamson OVER 26.5 points and D’Angelo Russell OVER 24.5 points to win 3 units (3x)
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