Heading into the weekend, we have a nice, juicy slate of games. We have been hitting these well and here are my plays for this Friday slate to help you go into the weekend with some cash!
Mikal Bridges OVER 11.5 Points -120
If you were to guess who shot the best eFG% on the Suns you would think Chris Paul or Devin Booker right? It is in fact Mikal Bridges who has been starting alongside these two stars, but has been a really effective scorer from all three levels this year. The Pacers have the 20th rated defense and are lousy at defending from both the mid-range and from three, where Bridges excels. Look for the Pacers to be trying to get back in sync all game and the Suns to utilize Bridges’ skills to exploit them overcommitting to Paul, Booker, and DeAndre Ayton.
Joel Embiid Double-Double/76ers Win +180
With Embiid’s recent scoring output, that is the least likely to miss of the factors needed for this prop to hit, but this line has great value for a few reasons. First, his rebound line is at 9.5, which shows me that they think 10+ rebounds is likely to be achieved. Also, the 76ers are favored to win. They’re around -180. I think that in order for the Sixers to hold down the Celtics and their dynamic duo, they need Embiid to dominate the glass to maximize their number of possessions.
Pascal Siakam OVER 36.5 Points, Rebounds and Assists -115
Pascal Siakam has been a fire since he came back from a two-week bout with COVID, playing 38.4 minutes over these eight games in which the team is 6-2. That is no coincidence. He is averaging 24 points, 9.8 rebounds, and 6.5 assists over this time and the team has been clicking. Whether they blow the Pistons out or not, the production will be there for one of the league’s underrated superstars.
Cade Cunningham OVER 5.5 Assists -124
Speaking of the Pistons, how could we not ride this wave!? He hit his over six times in a row, and then I felt like 6.5 was too high for the matchup he had so he missed, then we played 5.5 last time at plus money and we hit again. Cade is making his mark setting his teammates up for success and helping the Pistons hang in games that no one thought that they had a chance in.
Nikola Vucevic OVER 16.5 Points +100
Over Vucevic’s last fifteen games, he averages 17 points and 11.9 rebounds on 43% shooting, and he will be the piece that the Bulls need the most from with the attention of Klay and Wiggins going to the two elite wings that they have. Looney is a decent defender, but foul trouble has been a thing for him lately, and I don’t anticipate him chasing Vuc out to the line, to where he shoots a respectable 31.3% in these last 15 games. Look for a big bounce-back game for this whole Bulls team, but especially for their center!
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