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3 MUST-BEST NBA Player Props Bets & Picks Today: Will Barton & Evan Fournier 3/6/22

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A full day of NBA basketball concludes tonight with six games scheduled in primetime. Two of these matchups will be televised nationally on ESPN as well. If you plan on watching the action tonight, you had better find a way to have some skin in the game to add to the excitement. When it comes to betting on tonight’s games, NBA props are the most surefire way to go. You can easily enhance your NBA player props handicapping process further by including the redesigned OddsShopper as well as NBA betting tips today. Thanks to this tremendous tool, finding the best NBA player props bets today is as simple as three quick steps: Filter, sort, bet.

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With help from OddsShopper, the following article highlights three must-bet NBA player props for Sunday night’s primetime hoops action.

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With OddsShopper, finding the best NBA betting player props is fast and simple. All users have to 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 prop bets below!

Pascal Siakam Under 5.5 Assists (+100, Caesars)

Sadly, tonight’s nationally televised showdown between the Toronto Raptors and Cleveland Cavaliers won’t be a true indication of what these teams are capable of. This is largely due to injuries on the Raptors’ side of the equation. In addition to the prolonged absence of OG Anunoby, Toronto has also ruled out star point guard Fred VanVleet as he continues to battle a knee injury. A depleted lineup is far from ideal, particularly in a matchup against Cleveland’s top-5 defense in terms of efficiency. With two key cogs sidelined, big man Pascal Siakam figures to be the focal point of the Raptors’ offense tonight.

The real wrinkle here is what role the Raptors will have Siakam play in tonight’s game. Along with VanVleet’s absence, backup point guard Malachi Flynn is also out with a hamstring injury. While ‘Spicy P’ could conceivably handle the basketball more tonight, the other variable to consider for this NBA betting assists prop is who exactly he would be able to dish to. There aren’t a ton of great options left for a Toronto team that utilizes one of the tightest rotations in the NBA as it is. Siakam comes into Sunday averaging only 5.0 assists per contest. Thus, he would need to exceed his usual production by one full helper to clear the NBA player props line of 5.5.

The fact that the matchup comes against a stout defensive opponent makes favorable even-money odds very intriguing. OddsShopper actually shows that the +100 price is up to 25 cents better than competing offers in the market. Awesemo’s projections give this under prediction a solid 13% ROI at the optimal number.

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Will Barton Under 14.5 Points (-110, PointsBet)

Denver Nuggets veteran Will Barton has had a rough go of it shooting the basketball recently. Despite recording double-digit shot attempts in three of the last four games, he has failed to exceed tonight’s NBA player props line of 14.5 points in any of them. Even in a matchup against the atrocious Houston Rockets defense, Barton only managed to score 11 across 29 minutes of action. On the season he has averaged 14.9 points per contest. Recently, however, Barton is consistently falling short of that line. On top of this, Sunday evening will see the Nuggets run into the buzzsaw that is the New Orleans Pelicans.

The Pels have won each of their four games since the All-Star break with defense being a massive component of their run. One of the worst defensive teams in the NBA earlier in the season, the Pelicans are now hanging right around league average in terms of efficiency at No. 18. Each of New Orleans’ last three opponents failed to crack the 100-point threshold. Two of them have notably been more efficient on offense this season than Denver as well. Combine the red-hot opponent with Barton’s shooting woes and Awesemo leans towards playing under 14.5 points tonight. OddsShopper can also direct bettors to favorable -110 odds that affords up to 15 cents of value relative to other offerings in the NBA betting market.

Evan Fournier Over 1.5 Assists (-115, DraftKings)

Setting up teammates has never been the focal point of Evan Fournier‘s game. However, the New York Knicks shorthanded backcourt has led to an expanded role as a playmaker of late. Since the All-Star break, Fournier has finished with multiple assists in three of four games. Dating back to before the break as well, there was an apparent uptick in his assists production. Over the last nine games, Fournier has finished with at least two helpers on seven occasions. It would only take two this evening to top the NBA player props total of 1.5 assists.

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On the season overall, Fournier has averaged 1.8 assists per game. Of course, several of the Knicks games in the earlier stages of the year included at least one of Kemba Walker or Derrick Rose playing point guard. The fact that Alec Burks is now starting at point is a clear indication of New York’s predicament at the position. The only time that Fournier failed to finish with multiple assists in the last seven games was also the only game in which he played less than 30 minutes.

Awesmo’s porjections are confident he can get there tonight, projecting him for  2.26 assists. This yields an expected win probability of 65% for the over on this NBA betting prop. OddsShopper can help bettors obtain every bit of the 21% expected ROI by directing them to favorable -115 odds. This price comes in five cents cheaper than the consensus listing elsewhere in the NBA player props market.

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