March 18 NBA Prop Bet Tips: Damian Lillard, Donovan Mitchell
For Tuesday, Juan Carlos Blanco has your March 18 NBA Prop Bet Tips and 3/18/21 NBA Player Prop Bets. All odds were obtained from PointsBet.
The NBA serves up a six-game slate Thursday night I’ll look to set the stage for you to turn some profit while enjoying a great night of hardwood action with the following three player props.
March 18 NBA Prop Bet Tips
Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers vs. New Orleans Pelicans
Over 9.5 assists (+105)
Wager: 1 unit (win would pay 2.05 units)
Damian Lillard Over 9.5 Assists
NOP @ POR | 03/18, 9:00 PM
Bet $20, Payout $41
Lillard has now dished out a total of 26 assists in two games versus the Pelicans this season, and New Orleans checks in allowing the second-most dimes per game (27.0) in the league. C.J. McCollum should also be in for at least a slight bump in minutes after already logging 26 in his return Tuesday, which gives Dame another talented player that can help turn his passes into points and also takes away some of the pressure of having to carry the offense on his shoulders. Given this game already has a projected total north of 240 points at multiple sportsbooks, I like the idea of rolling with this wager at plus money.
Montrezl Harrell, Los Angeles Lakers vs. Charlotte Hornets
Under 6.5 rebounds (+100)
Wager: 1 unit (win would pay 2.00 units)
Montrezl Harrell Under 6.5 Rebounds
CHA @ LAL | 03/18, 9:30 PM
Bet $20, Payout $40
Harrell has certainly proven an excellent rebounder many times over, but in Marc Gasol’s current absence due to COVID-19, the energetic big man is out there to score. Harrell has averaged 20.2 points on 13.4 shot attempts per contest and only 5.8 rebounds during the five games Gasol has missed thus far. That rebound figure is also inflated by a 12-board effort against the Kings on March 3; otherwise, Harrell has been at six rebounds or below in the four other games in the sample. Charlotte is surrendering the 16th-most rebounds per road game, making them a middling matchup in that regard. With Harrell likely more prone to putting the ball up himself again and the possibility he even gets a little less time than usual if the Lakers jump out to a comfortable lead , I’m in the camp of the Under 6.5 rebounds here at an attractive price.
Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz at Washington Wizards
Donovan Mitchell to get 8+ assists and Jazz win (+170)
Wager: 1 unit (win would pay 2.70 units)
Donovan Mitchell to get 8+ assists and Jazz win
12/31, 7:00 PM
Bet $20, Payout $54
Mike Conley will sit out Thursday’s game for rest/injury management, meaning Mitchell should serve as the primary ball-handler in a game against a Wizards team that averages an NBA-high 107.9 possessions per contest and is giving up an NBA-high 122.4 points per home game on 47.8 percent shooting. In other words, the opportunities should be plentiful for Mitchell, including in the assist column. He averaged 7.0 dimes per game during Conley’s recent six-game absence, a span that included a pair of eight-assist tallies. He also has a trio of games this year with nine assists or more, and with Utah favored by 9.5 in this spot and Russell Westbrook possibly sitting out this second game of a back-to-back for Washington, the “Jazz win” part of the bet shouldn’t have too much trouble hitting.