Top NBA Player Prop Bets for Monday, March 21st, 2022
Welcome back to our NBA player prop bets of the day, as we look to start off our week on the right foot. We have some great games today featuring some of the league’s best players.
The Bulls and Raptors face off, as DeMar DeRozan faces his former team. Miami and Philadelphia clash as two of the top teams in the Eastern Conference. Brooklyn and Utah could be a potential NBA Finals matchup. While the surging Timberwolves take on the Mavericks.
LeBron James also returns to Cleveland for the first time since January 25th, 2021. Let’s take a look at some great player prop bets to place for today’s games.
Kevin Durant to Score 31+ Points (-107)
As for that slightly potential NBA Finals matchup between the Nets and the Jazz. This game will be in Brooklyn, which means Kyrie Irving will not be available for the Nets.
Instead, they will look to rely a bit more on Kevin Durant. Durant could be in for a big night against the Jazz, so I’m looking at his point total on BetOnline set at 31 points.
Durant has been solid in his past couple games, and Irving’s absence could lead to more shots for him. He’s averaging 29.4 points per game this year, while his last couple home games have looked like this;
- March 18th (vs. Portland): 38 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists
- March 16th (vs. Dallas): 23 points, 6 rebounds, 10 assists
- March 13th (vs. New York): 53 points, 6 rebounds, 9 assists
- March 3rd (vs. Miami): 31 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists
That brings his average across these 4 games to 36.25 points per game. I know the 53 point game is a bit of an outlier, but 2 out of the 3 total games have been 31+ point outings for Durant.
Durant matches up well with Utah, as they don’t really have a player who can guard him one on one. That should mean Durant takes charge tonight without Irving and has himself a solid scoring game.
DeMar DeRozan to Record 5+ Assists (-129)
DeMar DeRozan takes on his former team in the Toronto Raptors, but he gets home court advantage in this one. DeRozan has been incredible for the Bulls this season and has played well against Toronto so far this year.
In 3 games against the Raptors, DeRozan is averaging 27.7 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 6.7 assists per game.
If you are looking for his point total for this game, you can get 27+ points for (-114) odds on the best NBA betting sites. Or you can look for him to get 6 rebounds for (+102) odds.
DeRozan has also been sharing the ball pretty well since December really. The Bulls have been missing their point guard in Lonzo Ball for a lot of that time, so DeRozan has stepped up there.
He’s also hit 5+ assists in 6 of his last 8 games on top of that. Given his success getting assists against Toronto this year and his recent games, DeRozan should have a great chance of hitting this bet tonight.
Darius Garland to Record 10+ Assists (-127)
Another player I like to share the ball well tonight is Darius Garland of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Garland has taken a huge step forward in his game this year. A lot of it has come from Collin Sexton’s injury, but Sexton isn’t coming back anytime soon.
That should leave Garland to keep having great nights and I think tonight’s a great spot against the Lakers. Los Angeles’ struggles this year are well documented. They’ve played very sloppily with lots of turnovers, bad shots, and bad defense.
That should give Garland a lot of opportunity to make plays for the Cavs tonight. The Lakers bad defense has allowed the 6th most assists to opposing point guards this year.
He actually played the Lakers back on October 29th, which was before Sexton was injured. Garland was actually still able to have a big day with 18 points and 11 assists.
He should be in for another great night as the Cavs take on the Lakers at home.
My Best Player Prop for Monday, March 21st
LeBron James to Score 30+ Points-127
The King returns to Cleveland once more and we all know what happened last time. For a quick reminder, the last time LeBron played in Cleveland (in a regular season game) was January 25th, 2021. In that game, LeBron dropped an incredible 46 points along with 8 rebounds and 6 assists.
He’s actually averaging more points per game this year than last (29.8 versus 25.0 PPG), so in theory he could have an even better night. We don’t need him to actually score 46 points again, but 30+ will do for this bet.
In LeBron’s last 6 games, he’s scored an average of 34 points per game. That was highlighted by his incredible 50 point game against Washington at the age of 37.
Father Time has nothing on LeBron, as he looks to show his hometown what he is still capable of. The only thing that could spoil this night is LeBron’s nagging knee injury, but he should be able to tough it out for this game.
If you think LeBron actually goes for 46 points again tonight, you would get an incredible return on your investment with (+875) odds.
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