The second game of tonight’s nationally televised NBA doubleheader on ESPN features two of the hottest teams in the league. The Dallas Mavericks had a six-game winning streak snapped on Wednesday night and will be trying to win for the eighth time in the last 10 games tonight. To do so, they will have to put an end to the active 11-game winning streak of the Memphis Grizzlies. Along with this matchup featuring two of the top-five teams in the Western Conference, it will also pit a pair of superstar point guards against each other. Talk about must-see TV! The revamped OddsShopper is the perfect resource to help find the best NBA player props and betting picks for tonight’s Mavericks – Grizzlies matchup. Let’s take a look at Awesemo’s must-bet projections for young Grizzlies star, Ja Morant.
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Best NBA Player Props & Betting Picks | Ja Morant
With OddsShopper, finding the best NBA betting player props is fast and simple. All users must do is filter the prop selections, sort the page and find the best pick to bet. The process is extremely quick and highly effective. Try out the tool for yourself tonight with the three featured Morant props below.
Under 24.5 Points (-105, DraftKings)
The biggest edge OddsShopper has on Morant NBA player props for tonight’s game is playing under his scoring total of 24.5 points. The line falls almost identical to Morant’s per-game average of 24.6 points on the season to date. However, it is also a mark that he has fallen short of in three of his last four games played. Further complicating things for Morant and the Grizzlies tonight is that this matchup marks the second game of a back-to-back. Morant only scored 16 points on Thursday against Minnesota. Tired legs could be a factor in Friday’s contest.
While OddsShopper shows the entire NBA betting market listing this prop bet at 24.5 points, the juice varies greatly depending on where bettors opt to place their wagers. the current optimal price of -105 offers up to seven cents better value than the odds available at other sportsbooks. OddsShopper projects Morant to score only 22.03 points tonight. The resulting ROI on this under prediction is 22%.
Under 5.5 Rebounds (+100, PointsBet)
Much like the scoring prop for Morant above, it’s worth pondering how fatigue may impact his ability to provide a substantial impact on the glass in tonight’s game. Morant finished with eight boards in yesterday’s matchup and comes in averaging 5.8 per game on the season overall. However, OddsShopper shows several sportsbooks have opted to juice his rebounding prop to the over. The result is favorable +100 odds offering an even-money return on the under. OddsShopper projects Morant for 5.37 rebounds in tonight’s game. While the statistical edge is not huge, the favorable price helps boost the expected ROI on this NBA player props prediction.
Under 6.5 Assists (+114, SugarHouse)
Rounding out our three Morant NBA betting picks for Friday is another under prediction. Despite the fact that Morant has averaged 6.8 assists per game on the season to date, OddsShopper‘s projections favor backing the under on tonight’s line of 6.5 assists. Once again, the ebb and flow of the NBA player props market plays a vital role in this handicap. OddsShopper shows that bettors can obtain profitable plus-money odds on Morant to stay under the total. Not only does OddsShopper‘s projection fall slightly below the betting line, but the best price of +114 offers nearly 30 cents better value than alternative listings elsewhere in the market. The expected ROI is determined to be 17% at the optimal odds.