Prop bets are great because they help eliminate risk. Prop betting is when you wager smaller parts of the game. In the NBA, the most popular props involve the players. You can bet on points, rebounds, assists, and much more in the prop markets.
On Monday, a variety of matchups are superior for prop betting. Let’s get into some of the best bets. Here are the best NBA prop bets to consider on March 7.
LeBron James over 5.5 Assists
LeBron James is having one of the best years of his career, and he is 37 years old. James is day-to-day, but he will likely play on Saturday against the Spurs. San Antonio is not a great basketball team.
The Lakers have been struggling, but there are reasons to be excited about James and Los Angeles. James is coming off a night where he scored 56 points. James only had three assists in this matchup.
I think the Spurs will do everything they can to shut down James. This should leave some of his teammates open for clean looks at the basket. He averages six assists per game against San Antonio and 6.2 on the season. Any LeBron prop is an excellent bet against a team like the Spurs.
Cade Cunningham over 18.5 Points
Cade Cunningham’s hit rate for 18.5 points has been very high recently. He has gone over this total in his past five games, and it’s a reason the Pistons are so hot. Detroit has covered the spread in their past seven attempts.
Cunningham has been the reason for the team’s success. The Pistons will host the Hawks on Monday. Cunningham will be matched up with Trae Young. This should be a good battle, and I like Cunningham to go over his total.
Harrison Barnes over 15.5 Points
The Knicks are coming off a back-to-back game where they blew out the Clippers. It’s never easy to play back-to-back contests. This should be especially true for New York. The Knicks are a team that tends to blow leads late.
It’s embarrassing to watch the Knicks half the time. This means the Kings should have a decent night, even though they are not a great team. Harrison Barnes is the man to watch for the Kings on Monday.
Barnes is averaging 17.2 PPG, and his listed total is at 15.5. I would like to take his rebounds total, but these are a crapshoot. Barnes has been finding the basket consistently. He is coming off a nine-point performance versus the Mavericks.
However, this was his worst performance in his past five. He scored 24, 23, 19, and 27 in his games before Saturday.
Jimmy Butler under 7.5 Rebounds
Jimmy Butler is a natural scorer. He is averaging 21.4 PPG this season but just 6.1 rebounds. His total of 7.5 is two higher than his average.
He has not gone over this total once this season. In his last game against the Rockets, he only grabbed one board. Butler had 37 points the last time out versus Houston. He is a scorer, and that’s what he will be doing on Monday.