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NBA Summer League Bets & Picks: Victor Wembanyama’s Big Debut (July 7)

The NBA Summer League is in full swing today, so fans and bettors eager for a look at the future of the NBA should tune in. Some sportsbooks, including FanDuel and BetMGM, are taking action on tonight’s games, so I’m here to identify my top NBA Summer League bets and picks — we’re honing in on a player prop for future superstar Victor Wembanyama. If you’re extra excited about Wembanyama’s debut, check out this special offer at Bet365!

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NBA Summer League Bets & Picks: Victor Wembanyama‘s Big Debut 

San Antonio SpursCharlotte Hornets NBA Summer League Odds
Odds via FanDuel Sportsbook 
Spurs: -290 | Hornets: +225
Spurs -6.5 -110 | Hornets +6.5 -110
Over 184.5: -108 | Under 184.5: -112

It’s the matchup we’ve all been waiting for: No. 1 overall pick Victor Wembanyama will take on No. 2 overall pick Brandon Miller in tonight’s NBA Summer League action. The game may not mean anything, but it’s sold out. The San Antonio Spurs are sizeable favorites over the Hornets with Wemby in the lineup, and they just torched the Hornets by 19 points on Monday without him.

Will Wembanyama make a splash early? It’s possible — we’ve seen a high-scoring Summer League so far. One of San Antonio’s wings, Julian Champagnie, has been going off for 29 points per game through two contests. The Spurs have had two players record 20-plus points in each game: Champagnie twice, Malaki Branham once and Dominick Barlow once.

The Hornets have looked incredibly disorganized during Summer League play, and a lot of the blame falls on Miller. The rookie wing scored 18 on Monday but only six on Wednesday. He has already racked up 13 fouls and nine turnovers. Rookie guard Nick Smith Jr. actually leads Charlotte in scoring to this point, not Miller.

Charlotte’s lack of discipline and poor rebounding have allowed opposing teams to rack up tons of points. The Hornets are averaging 26.5 fouls per game. They are also giving up an average of 14.5 offensive rebounds per contest. That spells trouble against the 7-foot-5 Wembanyama, who should be able to snag boards and get to the charity stripe with ease.

Let’s target Wembanyama on the NBA Summer League player prop markets tonight. Although plenty of uncertainty surrounds his workload, the Spurs took things carefully by holding him out of their first two games. Wembanyama will now have been off since mid-June, so he enters tonight’s game fresh.

With the Charlotte Hornets struggling early, backing Wembanyama for a big performance in his debut should prove sharp. Wembanyama scored 20-plus points in 25 of his 44 (56.8%) starts for Boulogne-Levallois this year while averaging 20.9 per game. but we can buy him at +122 (45.1%) via FanDuel Sportsbook to cross the 20-point threshold tonight.

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NBA Summer League Player Prop Bet: Victor Wembanyama 20+ Points for 0.5 Units at FanDuel

Isaiah Sirois


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