NBA best bets: Trae Young back in the Garden
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NBA Play of the Day: Trae Young over 27.5 points (-115)
Trae Young is back in the Garden, which only means one thing, bet the over on his points. Trae has been an absolute menace to the Knicks and lives rent-free in their heads. They can chant at Trae Young all they want, but it has never fazed him.
Last season in their playoff series vs the Knicks, Young averaged 32.6 points in the Garden. This will be his first visit to the Garden since the dominant playoff performance last season, so I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s had today circled on his calendar. He loves the hate and has thrived off it since his high school days.
This season the Knicks have given up the 5th most points to point guards and the 6th most threes to point guards as well. This is a prime spot for the rising star in the NBA, and the whole world will be watching.
NBA Parlay of the Day (+182)
I believe tonight is a good night for a double-double parlay as each of these three players are in favorable matchups with not much to worry about.
Giannis Antetokounmpo to record a double-double
Giannis Antetokounmpo has recorded a double-double in his LAST TEN matchups vs the Bulls. He’s been dominant vs the Bulls and I expect the same tonight, especially with no Khris Middleton. This game should be a fun one as both teams are fighting for playoff seeding as we get closer to the end of the regular season.
Wendell Carter Jr. to record a double-double
Back in December, Wendell Carter Jr. scored 14 points and grabbed 12 rebounds against the Warriors. The Warriors allow the 4th most points to centers and 8th most rebounds. There is a chance for blowout potential here, but the Warriors do not have Steph Curry, who is out with an ankle injury. The Magic have played up to their competition at home, and this is an excellent spot for Carter to have a great game.
Nikola Jokic to record a double double
Nikola Jokic has been dominant against the Clippers and has easily recorded a double-double in his last four matchups. Whether you think he should be the MVP or not, Jokic has put up great numbers on year ad has shown absolutely no signs of slowing down. The Clippers allow the 3rd most points to centers, so scoring shouldn’t be a problem for Jokic tonight, and his rebounds just come naturally.
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