We’ve started off the month of March 4-3. We went 1-1 on our last article. James Harden went off for 20 assists and easily beat our PRA line, but Dame Lillard fell short of the aggressive 40 point game we were expecting from him. That was then. This is now. Onward! With prop bets, we don’t need to wait for season-long storylines to play out. Every day is a new day. Fantrax wants to help you win a bit of money, so we will be giving you NBA Player Prop Bets every week. We’ll shy away from keying in on any particular sportsbook, as we know odds vary, and so do props. We’ll focus on our projections, and allow you to find your best odds. Let’s get into today’s prop bets.
NBA Player Prop Bets for March 8
Jimmy Butler UNDER 43 Points + Rebounds + Assists:
The Heat take on the Cavs tonight in what is sure to be a close matchup between the two playoff-bound teams in the East. The Cavs are elite on defense with the #1 ranked defense in the league, and the 9th ranked offense in the league. The Heat have the 6th ranked defense and 26th ranked offense. Jimmy Butler is the catalyst for this offense, and his production has been spotty (he’s probably waiting until the playoffs to turn it on). That said, he’s had 43 PRA in three of his last five games, so I feel good about setting that as the line for him to miss tonight against the top defense in the league. The Cavs are also last in pace, which will make it harder for Jimmy to get going and facilitate.
Nikola Jokic RECORD Triple-Double:
The Nuggets take on the Chicago Bulls at home tonight. I could talk about the opposing team’s offense, defense, or pace. It just doesn’t matter. I could talk about the ridiculous media stir about Jokic winning the MVP being about race (not his play), like he hasn’t been incredible the last few years, but it doesn’t matter. What matters is Jokic is unstoppable and they run the offense through him. He’s had a triple-double in four of his last six games. I don’t see any reason why he can’t do it again tonight.
Kevin Durant OVER 29 Points:
The minutes restrictions are off for Kevin Durant. And it didn’t take long. He dropped 37 points on 17 shots vs. the Mavs last time out. Shooting 70% from the field. And I’m not talking layups and dunks. He was shooting fadeaways and step-back jumpers. The man is simply incredible. Tonight he’s going up against the team that drafted him in OKC, who are in the mix for the playoffs, and have a surprisingly solid team (10th ranked defense, 2nd in pace). I don’t expect this to be a blowout, so Kevin Durant getting his full allotment of minutes should have no problem hitting his average (29.5 points per game). He’s hit this figure once in three games since being dealt to the Suns.