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PropBetGuy’s Saturday NBA Player Prop: Alex Caruso Worth Fading When He’s in the Starting Lineup

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PropBetGuy will break down one of his favorite NBA props of the day here, and will track all his bets in The Action Network app.

Alex Caruso PRAs

Prop Under 16.5
Matchup Bulls vs. Cavaliers
Time 8 p.m. ET
Books Available DraftKings Sportsbook

During the whirlwind that was the Bulls offseason, Chicago brought in the Caru-show in an effort to sure up their perimeter defense. On the offensive end, the five-year veteran has provided the Bulls with modest production, averaging 15.4 PRA on the season, in 27.8 minutes per game.

Caruso has been shuffled in and out of the starting lineup, as the Bulls have dealt with a multitude of injuries this season. He is likely to start tonight, and the versatile guard actually sees a downtick in production when he plays with the first unit. In 12 starts, Caruso averages 15.1 PRA, staying under this line nine times.

The Cavaliers play at the league’s second-slowest pace. And while their defense has fallen off a bit recently, they remain tough on the perimeter. With Caruso likely focusing his efforts on slowing down Darius Garland, I expect limited offensive production tonight. I have the Texas A&M product projected at 14 PRA.

Pick: Alex Caruso Under 16.5 points, rebounds and assists (-120 at DraftKings). Under 12.5 points and rebounds also playable.

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