Lauri Markkanen Over 9.5 Rebounds
One of the best props in basketball has been rebounds for whoever is playing the Charlotte Hornets, and Lauri Markkanen and the Jazz receive the honors today.
The Hornets love chucking up shots and missing baskets, so it makes sense that opposing teams collect rebounds like it’s free candy.
In addition to this, Markkanen has been a rebounding stud. He has nailed his prop five games in a row and in seven of his last eight. The line is climbing, but it will be a solid bet as long as it stays below 10.
Jayson Tatum Under 31.5 Points
Jayson Tatum and company visit the Orlando Magic. A team they lost back-to-back games to in December — both Ls were predicted on the NBA RunDown.
Given the injuries Boston is dealing with, they may be in for a third L today. However, that’s not what we’re going to wager on. Jayson Tatum has been great recently, but he is dealing with a wrist injury. He sat against the Raptors, but they hope to have him back tonight.
Tatum typically sees fewer minutes against teams like Orlando, and that’s why I like this play. He should record 25 points, but he won’t have time to put up 30.
Mathew Barzal Under 0.5 Points
The Islanders head to Toronto to take on Maple Leafs.
Mathew Barzal had a scorching start to the season, but he has cooled off this month. He opened January with a goal in three straight games, but he has yet to record a point in the seven since.
Some may be saying he is due, but going to Toronto and facing Ilya Samsonov, his pointless streak will continue for at least one more game.
Stefanos Tsitsipas V. Jiri Lehecka Under 34.5 Total Games
Jiri Lehecka has had a magical run in this Australian Open, taking out some top dogs to make his way to the quarterfinals. As fun as it has been to watch, his time will come to an end against the Greek God.
Tsitsipas was gifted an incredibly easy path to the finals, and this is yet another break for him. Instead of facing 7th-ranked Felix Auger-Aliassime, he’ll take on 71st-ranked Lehecka. A straight set win is in order, and there is no way this match will see 30 games.