The nightcap to Tuesday’s NBA on TNT doubleheader features one of the most storied cross-conference rivalries in the league. Two of the NBA’s most storied franchises will clash this evening when the Boston Celtics descend on the City of Angels to face the Los Angeles Lakers. The revamped Awesemo OddsShopper Tool is the perfect resource to help find the best NBA player props and betting picks for tonight’s Celtics – Lakers matchup. Tonight Awesemo has multiple must-bet projections for the current face of the Lakers franchise, LeBron James.
With help from OddsShopper, the following column aims to find optimal odds and discusses some positive ROI prop bets for James in tonight’s matchup.
NBA Player Props & Betting Picks Today | LeBron James
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 LeBron James props below.
Under 6.5 Rebounds (-120, DraftKings)
In his return from virus protocols, LeBron James appeared to take out some of his frustrations regarding the whole situation on the court. He stuffed the stat sheet full across the board, and also notched a double-double by virtue of his 23 points and 11 rebounds. Despite that impressive rebounding effort, Awesemo’s projections and the NBA player props oddsmakers expect a regression to the mean for James in tonight’s marquee matchup. On the season to date, he has only averaged 5.7 boards per game. That number sits nearly one full rebound below the NBA betting total of 6.5. While the market is juiced towards the under, Awesemo still gives this bet a positive expected ROI of 12%.
Bettors should be careful to check the odds at all available outlets before making their wager. At the time of writing, the OddsShopper Tool shows the optimal -120 price being as much as 30 cents better value than competing shops.
Under 24.5 Points (-112, SugarHouse)
While the expected ROI of 4% is significantly lower than that for the rebounding prop bet above, Awesemo’s projections do also favor the under on total LeBron James points tonight. Thanks to the OddsShopper Tool, we see that the NBA betting line of 24.5 total points is actually shaded up one whole point relative to the rest of the market. Thus, bettors must be selective about where they look to bet this prop under. The line is lower than James’ season scoring average of 25.6 points per game. However, the Boston Celtics have drastically improved their defense since the start of the season and could pose some challenges this evening. The fact that James has been in and out of the lineup recently could also be a detriment to his offensive rhythm.
Awesemo projects him to score exactly 23.66 points tonight. Thanks to the deviation in this number compared to other sportsbooks, bettors do have a worthwhile prop to consider.
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Over 6.5 Assists (+115, SugarHouse)
Awesemo projects LeBron James to hand out exactly 6.37 assists in tonight’s nationally televised matchup. While that total is less than the NBA player props line of 6.5 assists, favorable plus-money odds do essentially balance out this prop bet in terms of expected ROI. James comes in averaging 6.7 dimes per game and has dished out no fewer than exactly six assists in each of his last four games played. One of the best passers in the NBA today, James certainly is capable of going out and piling up double-digit assists on any given night.
With the OddsShopper Tool showing the optimal +115 odds to be quite favorable over other prices in the market, bettors might consider taking a stab at a nice plus-money return.
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