The Indiana Pacers take on the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night, and this game could have a lot of fireworks since both defenses rank in the bottom 10 in the league so far this season.
However, the prop market may have a few inflated numbers that we should be careful about betting on – even for the Pacers.
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Here are my three favorite prop bets for this Jazz-Pacers matchup:
Jazz vs. Pacers best NBA prop bets
- John Collins OVER 6.5 Rebounds
- Tyrese Haliburton UNDER 34.5 Points and Assists
- Bruce Brown UNDER 12.5 Points
Tyrese Haliburton UNDER 34.5 Points and Assists
I love Tyrese Haliburton’s game, but he’s only cleared this prop one time all season, and it came in his 43-point game against the Charlotte Hornets.
This should be a fast-paced game (Indiana is No. 2 in pace) against a bad defense (Utah is 28th in defensive rating), but we’re relying on Hali pushing 25-plus points to clear this prop. He’s only done that once this season – hence why he’s cleared 34.5 points and assists just once.
Haliburton can still have a great game and fall short of this inflated prop.
Bruce Brown UNDER 12.5 Points
Bruce Brown isn’t known for his scoring prowess, and it’s clear by looking at his usage this season.
The Pacers’ big free-agent acquisition has attempted double-digit shots in just three games this season, and he’s cleared this number in all three instances.
However, Brown is averaging just 11.6 points per game because he’s attempted no more than eight shots in his other four contests. I think he could end up with a game that falls just short of double digits unless he ends up with an expanded offensive role.
John Collins OVER 6.5 Rebounds
John Collins has landed on exactly six boards in each of his last two games, but he’s still averaging 8.5 rebounds per game.
The Jazz forward could be in line for a big game if this matchup is played at a fast pace, and these two teams both struggle on defense, which means there should be plenty of possessions overall.
After picking up several double-doubles to open the season, I think Collins is due for a bounce-back game on the boards on Wednesday.
Odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.
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