Freedman’s Favorite NBA Prop Bet (Jan. 23): Will Ante Zizic Grab 9 Rebounds?

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David Richard-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Ante Zizic

  • Matthew Freedman continues his series featuring one of his favorite prop bets for each day of 2019.
  • On Wednesday, he looks at the Celtics-Cavaliers game (7:30 p.m. ET) and the rebounds prop for Cleveland center Ante Zizic.

Each day, I publish at least one quick-n’-dirty piece highlighting a favorite prop of mine.

For more information on my research process and the resources I use, see the master list of my 2019 prop bets.

2019 Year-to-Date Record

18-14-3, +11.23 Units

  • Golf: 2-2-1, +0.30 Units
  • NFL: 5-5-0, +6.83 Units
  • NBA: 6-4-0, +1.30 Units
  • NHL: 5-2-2, +3.80 Units
  • NCAAF: 0-1-0. -1.0 Units

Freedman’s Favorite NBA Prop Bet for Wednesday, Jan. 23: Ante Zizic Over/Under 8.5 Rebounds 

  • Over 8.5: +100
  • Under 8.5: -130

I haven’t hit on my NBA props for the past two days. Daddy is angry.

But we will not be denied today. The Celtics-Cavaliers game (7:30 p.m. ET) offers a lot of value, especially Cleveland center Ante Zizic.

For the season, the second-year backup has just 4.3 rebounds on 13.9 minutes per game, but he’s expected to start in place of the injured Tristan Thompson (foot).

Lineup note: Ante Zizic will start for injured Tristan Thompson on Wednesday.

— FantasyLabs NBA (@FantasyLabsNBA) January 23, 2019

In the FantasyLabs NBA Models, we have Zizic projected for 30.5 minutes, so he should see a big boost in rebounding opportunities.

In our Props Tool, we’re projecting him for 11.8 rebounds. And against opposing centers, Boston has allowed an above-average 15.4 rebounds per game.

This line is available at MyBookie. At 8.5, I’d bet it to -150. At +100, I’d bet it to 9.5.

The Pick: Over 8.5 (+100)

Matthew Freedman is the Editor-in-Chief of FantasyLabs. He has a dog and sometimes a British accent. In Cedar Rapids, Iowa, he’s known only as The Labyrinthian.

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