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Cole K’s Best NBA Bets Today: NBA Player Prop Picks & Predictions | Kevin Durant & DeMar DeRozan 3/31/22

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Awesemo's FREE NBA picks and parlays, best bets and expert NBA player props today. Bet on DeMar DeRozan tonight Friday, 4/22/22

Thursday night in the NBA features a five-game slate. As the playoffs get closer, it is important to decipher which games mean something and which games don’t, as teams who are eliminated from playoff contention are more focused on draft position. On tonight’s slate two games stick out as very meaningful to the current NBA landscape: the Brooklyn Nets hosting the Milwaukee Bucks and the Chicago Bulls hosting the Los Angeles Clippers. These games will both have playoff implications and have a few great value spots in the NBA player prop bets market. The sports betting industry’s best betting tool OddsShopper will have up-to-the-minute odds throughout the day, and be sure to stay tuned in order to lock in your bets with the best possible odds.

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Bucks vs. Nets: Kevin Durant Player Prop Bets

The Brooklyn Nets are hosting the Milwaukee Bucks in what could be an Eastern Conference Finals preview. The game currently has the Nets as 1.5-point home favorites with a high total of 243. In tonight’s matchup Kevin Durant is the primary focus, as he has been ramping up his play as of late. His points plus rebounds prop currently sits at 36.5 with -120 odds to the over, and in a matchup with such a high total, the over is the play in this game. Durant is averaging 29.7 points and 7.3 rebounds per game this season and logging close to 37 minutes per game. Durant has logged 38 and 43 points plus rebounds in two games against the Bucks, meaning not only does he thrive in uptempo games, but he also thrives against this Bucks defense. In a game with a total of 243, there is going to be plenty of scoring both ways and with Durant poised to take 22-plus shots, expect him to score into the 30s. Durant is averaging 8.4 rebounds in his last five games, and to solidify this bet even more, in his last five games against the Bucks he is averaging 9.6 rebounds per game. In big games Durant tends to ramp up his game, and with OddsShopper currently having his projection sitting at 31.5 and 7.2, the over is the play in what should be the game of the night in the NBA.

Best NBA Bet Today: Kevin Durant Over 36.5 Points + Rebounds (-120)


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Clippers vs. Bulls: DeMar DeRozan Player Prop Bet

The Chicago Bulls play host to the Los Angeles Clippers in a game that has both Eastern and Western Conference playoff seeding implications. DeMar DeRozan comes into tonight’s game fresh off of 37- and 32-point performances in his last two. DeRozan has inserted himself back into being the Bulls No. 1 option as of late, taking 26 and 27 shots in his last two games. With that being said, DeRozan will continue to be offensive minded in tonight’s matchup and surpass his over 25.5 points at -116 odds. DeRozan has exceeded 25.5 points in 11 of his last 12 games at home and had 35 against the Clippers earlier this season. Over their last five games, the Clippers have allowed 117 points per game and are 26th in defensive net rating and 25th in defensive field goal percentage. With the Raptors creeping up on the Bulls, this is a must-win for a Bulls team that spent a good portion of the year near the top of the East before their recent slide. This game has all the makings of being a close game, and DeRozan should play upwards of 40 minutes in tonight’s matchup. OddsShopper currently gives his over 25.5 points a 54% chance of winning with a projection of 26.3 points, and there is a high likelihood he will exceed that and lands closer to 30.

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Best NBA Bet Today: DeMar DeRozan Over 25.5 Points (-116)


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