The NBA has an interesting mishmash of a small slate of games on Saturday. The Milwaukee Bucks and Minnesota Timberwolves are the most intriguing of the four docket games that feature three interconference contests. The Bucks and Timberwolves get things going at 5 p.m. (ET), while the other three games are night games. The Wizards and Cavaliers, and Mavericks are playing the second of back-to-backs.
This daily NBA article will examine the best betting picks and NBA player prop bets today. With OddsShopper, bettors can maximize their profits and see the best bets with the highest expected return on investment . OddsShopper can find which sportsbooks offer the best prices for these prop bets. The following are the seven best bets for March 19.
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This game features two of the fastest starting teams in the league as well as two of the highest-scoring. Milwaukee ranks second with 29.7 points in the opening quarter and third in point differential (+2.5). Minnesota is third in first-quarter, scoring at 29.6 points and fifth in point differential (+2.1). A big reason that both teams get off to quick starts is that they get their star players involved early, with Karl-Anthony Towns averaging 7.9 points (5th) and Giannis Antetokounmpo compiling 7.4 (9th) points in the opening 12 minutes.
However, Minnesota owns the second-best record in the NBA ATS (42-28-1) in the opening quarter. They are even better at the Target Center ( 21-13-1 ATS), where they outscored their opponents by 2.6 points during the first 12 minutes. Moreover, the Wolves have held the lead in the first frame in each of the last three contests and seven of the previous 10. Plus, bettors get plus-money for a bet on the Timberwolves.
Meanwhile, the Bucks have lost the first quarter in each of their last two outings and are 4-6 ATS in the last 10. Overall, they are 18-14-2 on the road ATS in the opening quarter.
Dallas has only been average on the offensive end this season. They will have to rely on Luka Doncic and Jalen Brunson even more, tonight, with Spencer Dinwiddie being declared out due to injury management. The Mavericks have not shot the ball well recently, particularly from beyond the arc, as they have connected on 45.7% from the field and 33.8% from the 3-point line since March 1st. The Mavs are coming off a 111-101 loss to the 76ers last night, marking the seventh straight game that they have been held to fewer than 115 points. They also have not shot the ball well in the second leg of back-to-backs this year. However, the Mavs play at the slowest pace in the NBA, and they have the eighth-most efficient defense.
Charlotte has been excellent in terms of efficiency over their last seven games. But the Hornets have not shot the ball lately as well as they did earlier in the season. They are also playing at a much slower pace since the all-star break than earlier in the year.
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Jerami Grant Over 18.5 Points
Grant is slated to return to the court after sitting out (knee) the Pistons win over Orlando on Thursday, where Saddiq Bey went off. Grant has been firing on all cylinders offensively as he has scored at least 20 points in seven of his last 10 games, averaging 20.4 points on 47% shooting from the field and 38.2% from beyond the arc during this stretch. Moreover, the Cavaliers have struggled to contain opposing power forwards since Jarrett Allen has been out with his injury. Cleveland’s frontcourt has really struggled to guard the perimeter, especially against stretch four’s. Opposing 4-men are shooting 48.7% from the field and making 2.7 triples at 42.9% Grant is projected for 21.55 points. OddsShopper gives the over a 65% chance of hitting with an expected ROI of 28%.
Jalen Brunson Over 16.5 Points
Brunson is shooting the ball the best he has all season and should benefit from Dinwiddie getting the night off. He has scored at least 16 points in four of his last seven games and is shooting 53.8% from the field as well as 50% from long distance. Projected for 18.81 points tonight, Brunson has played pretty well on the road this season. Oddshopper gives the over a 63% chance of hitting with an expected ROI of 27%.
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- Luka Doncic Under 10.5 Assists
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