Three NBA Prop Bets for Friday: Lou Williams Over/Under 5.5 Assists?
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Most of the attention will be on the college game tonight, but there are six NBA games available to wager on as well. As usual, the FantasyLabs Player Props tool has identified a handful of potentially exploitable props on tonight’s slate. There are currently four props with a Bet Quality of 10 out of 10, and an additional 15 props with a Bet Quality of at least eight.
Here are three props I’m eyeing for games starting at 7, 8, and 10:30 p.m. ET.
Jayson Tatum over 4.0 rebounds (-145 at 5Dimes)
7:00 p.m. ET
The Celtics are very shorthanded at the moment with Kyrie Irving, Marcus Smart, and Jaylen Brown all ruled out for today’s contest. That should result in a healthy amount of playing time for Tatum, who has pulled down at least four rebounds in five straight games. Further, he has a good matchup today against the Orlando Magic, who have the second-lowest team rebound rate in the league this season.
Lou Williams under 5.5 assists (-114 at BetOnline)
8:00 p.m. ET | NBATV
Williams has been incredible for the Clippers this season, but he’s never been much of a distributor. He’s averaged 5.4 assists per game on the year, which is a new career-high by a pretty substantial margin, but he’s been at five or less in each of his past three games.
James Johnson under 11.5 points (-125 at Bovada)
10:30 p.m. ET | NBATV
The Heat are also shorthanded with Hassan Whiteside set to miss today’s contest versus the Lakers. That should result in a boost in minutes for Johnson, but scoring has never been a huge part of his game. He’s averaged 10.2 points in 26 minutes per game this season and is currently projected for 25.9 minutes in our NBA Models. He’s been over 11.5 points in two of his past three games, but he’s been under that mark in seven of his past 10 contests.
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