Looks like we just got our first partner and it's a big one. Pretty sure I hit every gambling thing currently going on in the title, unclear though. Who am I to care? I just wanna talk hoops and gamble. Pretty basic life I live. But we're going to switch shit up, we'll focus a bit on some prop bets, because why not. Nikola Jokic over on points 2 games in a row has gotten us here. Let's get into some of the ones for today.
All lines and numbers are from our friends at the Penn National Sportsbook
MIL ML and over226.5 +114
We're trusting the bounce back here and that's the story of the day. Milwaukee's defense has been shredded in the bubble with all but two games going over the number of 226.5. The other two games were 220 and 225, so it's not like points aren't being scored. Also just feels like the Bucks should be able to do whatever they want against this Magic defense. Limited rotation and depth for the Magic, Middleton is due to have a good game, we'll take the ML and over for a plus value. Speaking of which...
Giannis over 33.5 points -106
I'll bite my tongue if this doesn't happen, but this has a Giannis 40/15/8 game written all over it. Also feels like he's going to get to the free throw line A LOT. He's averaging 27 per game this season against the Magic, so it's a big jump up. BUT, the way he played in game 1 and all the stories about him? Trust the bounce back. He still had 31 in game 1 going 12-for-25 from the field and just getting to the line 9 times. He's getting to the line at least 15 times today.
Bam Adebayo to record a double double -121
Trust the bounce back and trust the numbers. Bam is averaging a double double on the season and averaging better than that against the Pacers this season. He's averaging 15 and 11 against the Pacers because they don't really have a great matchup for him. Myles Turner? Sure, go ahead. Bam's gotten a double double just twice in the bubble, but we're focusing just on the Pacers here. Two games in the bubble against them he's put up 13.5 ppg and 9.5 rpg. We'll take the risk here.
Anthony Davis over 30.5 points +100
Say it with me. Bounce back, bounce back, bounce back. What's the story from game 1? Anthony Davis sucked from the floor. 8-for-24. It made no sense how he attacked the Blazers, who can't match up with him, especially when he slides to the center spot. Despite that he had 28 point still. He's averaging 32 per game against the Blazers this year. Little late night even money bail out.