Welcome to Bales’ Bananas – Monkey Knife Fight NBA Prop Picks 3/5! Below I will discuss my NBA favorite plays for tonight’s slate!
More or Less 2/2 – Denver Nuggets/Charlotte Hornets
Devonte’ Graham is questionable tonight with an ankle injury. He struggled a bit prior to the injury, as well, posting five or fewer assists in each of his last four games. He also posted only seven assists in his game prior to that. Graham could lose some usage to Terry Rozier, who will be locked into big minutes with Malik Monk suspended. Graham also gets a terrible matchup against the Denver Nuggets, who rank 29th in the NBA in pace and 12th in defensive rating. He posted only 4 assists in 36.4 minutes in his only matchup against Denver this season. Graham is expected to see full minutes tonight, but could see a few extra minutes on the bench if he re-aggravates his injury.
Nikola Jokic has seen a few ups and downs this season. He’s averaging 11.3 rebounds in 30.1 minutes per game over the last 10 days, though. Jokic has struggled a bit with inconsistent minutes recently, but has posted 13 and 18 rebounds in his last 2 games. He gets an elite matchup against the Charlotte Hornets. They are allowing the third most rebounds per game to opposing centers this season. Jokic needed only 29 minutes to post 8 rebounds in their only matchup this season. Jokic is expected to see full minutes once again, and boasts elite rebounding upside in this matchup.
Play 1 unit on Devonte’ Graham UNDER 7.5 assists and Nikola Jokic OVER 10.5 rebounds to win 3 units (3x)
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