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3 QUICK & EASY D’Angelo Russell NBA Player Props Tonight | Lakers vs. Timberwolves 12/17/21

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The nightcap to Friday’s ESPN NBA doubleheader features the Los Angeles Lakers taking on the Minnesota Timberwolves. Both teams come in mired in the middle of a Western Conference standings log jam. While the Timberwolves would love to inch closer back to the .500 mark, the Lakers will be out for revenge after Minnesota blew them out earlier this season. The revamped Awesemo OddsShopper Tool is the perfect resource to help find the best NBA player props and betting picks for tonight’s Lakers – Timberwolves matchup. Let’s take a look at Awesemo’s must-bet projections for Timberwolves star, D’Angelo Russell.

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With help from OddsShopper, the following column aims to find optimal odds and discusses some positive ROI prop bets for Russell in tonight’s matchup.

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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 Russell props below.

Over 6.5 Assists (-115, Caesars)

Russell is averaging 6.4 assists per game. Since returning from a brief injury-related absence, Russell has posted assist totals of five and seven in his two games played. Despite the NBA betting line of 6.5 assists falling right in line with Russell’s season average, the over is accompanied by plus-money value. OddsShopper believes Russell will in fact come in ahead of the number tonight, projecting him for exactly 6.92 assists. The result is a positive 9% expected ROI at the optimal -115 odds.


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Under 4.5 Rebounds (-142, FanDuel)

While Russell has exceeded his per-game rebounding average of 4.1 in both games since returning to the Timberwolves lineup, both the props market and OddsShopper are feeling bearish about his chances of doing so against the Lakers tonight. Despite finishing with five and eight boards in the last two games, the NBA betting odds are juiced heavily to the under on Russell’s prop total of 4.5 for tonight. With a projection for exactly 4.04 rebounds, OddsShopper is inclined to agree with the market. OddsShopper shows -142 odds that are up to 18 cents better than those at other sportsbooks. At the preferred price, this wager has been assigned an 8% expected ROI to go along with a 63% expected win probability.

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Under 22.5 Points (-105, DraftKings)

While the smallest edge OddsShopper has for Russell NBA player props tonight is for his scoring total, playing under 22.5 points is still considered to have a positive expected ROI. The ROI for this under prediction hinges on playing favorable -105 odds, which are currently up to 15 cents better than other prices in the betting market.

With point totals of 16 and 18 in his two games since rejoining the lineup, Russell has now fallen short of the NBA betting total in six of his last seven games played. He only averages 18.8 points per game on the season, a number that falls well below the over/under line. While his scoring prop is undoubtedly elevated due to Anthony Edwards landing in health and safety protocol, this same development will also allow the Lakers to focus more attention on Russell defensively.


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