The first game of tonight’s ESPN NBA doubleheader pits a pair of evenly matched Eastern Conference teams against each other. The Charlotte Hornets and Boston Celtics come into Wednesday separated by a mere 1.5 games in the standings. Of course, while the Hornets have somewhat overachieved, the Celtics have fallen well short of preseason expectations to date. This figures to be a back-and-forth affair and a fun game for bettors to have some action on. The revamped OddsShopper is the perfect resource to help find the best NBA player props and betting picks for tonight’s Hornets – Celtics matchup. Let’s take a look at Awesemo’s must-bet projections for star Celtics superstar, Jayson Tatum.
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Best NBA Player Props & Betting Picks | Jayson Tatum
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 Tatum props below.
Under 26.5 Points (+102, SugarHouse)
Tatum has somewhat quietly become one of the best scorers in the NBA today. He comes into Wednesday’s matchup averaging 25.5 points per game. That ranks as the eighth-most of any player this season. However, Awesemo’s projections prefer a plus-money opportunity on playing under 26.5 points for Tatum this evening. Considering that the NBA player props line sits one full point higher than his per-game average, it is somewhat surprising to find a +102 price available. According to OddsShopper, those odds offer up to 17 cents better value than the ones listed at alternative sportsbooks.
While Tatum did manage to sneak over the NBA betting total on Monday with 27 points, he has come up short in five of the last eight games. OddsShopper gives this under prediction a 61% win probability tonight. At the favorable plus-money price, the expected ROI is a solid 24%.
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Under 4.5 Assists (-115, FanDuel)
Awesemo is also bearish on the prospects of Tatum exceeding 4.5 assists in tonight’s game. Much like the NBA player props scoring line discussed above, this total also sits above Tatum’s per-game average coming into Wednesday. He has averaged 3.8 helpers over the course of the season and has only exceeded the NBA betting total once in the last seven games. Even with starting point guard Marcus Smart sidelined, there has not been a significant bump in Tatum’s assist numbers. Boston has simply been able to plug Dennis Schroder into the starting role and continue with a sense of relative normalcy.
OddsShopper shows that the market is heavily juiced to the under on this prop bet with -115 odds sitting over 25 cents lower than those at other shops. OddsShopper gives this under prediction a 15% ROI at the optimal price.
Over 7.5 Rebounds (-150, PointsBet)
Our final Tatum NBA player props prediction for tonight aims to capitalize on a line discrepancy in the market. While the majority of sportsbooks list his rebounding total at 8.5, one has the line set at 7.5. OddsShopper believes that it is worth jumping in on the over despite the additional juice required. Based on the prices OddsShopper is showing for the other shops, it seems that the consensus opinion is that Tatum will finish with eight boards in this game. Awesemo projects him a bit higher than that, with a total of 8.60 rebounds. Thus, even at a -150 price point, this over prediction still carries a positive ROI of 8%.
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