The Indiana Pacers are massive favorites at home on Monday night against the league’s worst offense in the Portland Trail Blazers.
This is the second night of a back-to-back for the Blazers, so they may have trouble dealing with the No. 1 offense in the NBA. However, the Pacers don’t defend at a high level, ranking 28th in the league in defensive rating.
Despite that, I have two UNDERs that I’m targeting in the prop market for this game. If you want to tail my picks, there’s a great offer to help you do so.
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Blazers vs. Pacers best NBA prop bets
- Tyrese Haliburton OVER 24.5 points
- Buddy Hield UNDER 7.5 rebounds and assists
- Shaedon Sharpe UNDER 17.5 points
Tyrese Haliburton OVER 24.5 points
Tyrese Haliburton has cleared 24.5 points in six of his last seven games, pushing his season average to 25.4 points per game.
While this game has blowout potential, which could limit Haliburton’s chances to score, I do think Portland hangs around longer than some think since the Pacers are just 28th in the league in defense.
With Haliburton taking 18.0 shots per game over this hot streak, he’s a great bet to clear this number.
Buddy Hield UNDER 7.5 rebounds and assists
I can’t get to this number for Buddy Hield, even though he’s been in the team’s starting lineup for the last three games.
Hield is averaging 3.0 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game, clearing this prop just three times in 15 games. The worst part? Two of those three instances came in the first four games of the season.
Since moving into the starting lineup, Hield has combined for three, seven, and four rebounds and assists. His job is to shoot the ball – something he’s doing at a high level as of late – so I don’t see him pitching in much outside of that. Hield is averaging 24.3 points per game on 69.2 percent shooting from the field in three games as a starter.
Shaedon Sharpe UNDER 17.5 points
On the season, Blazers second-year guard Shaedon Sharpe is averaging 16.9 points per game, and he’s failed to clear 17.5 points in seven straight games.
With Malcolm Brogdon and Scoot Henderson back in the lineup, there are going to be fewer shots for Sharpe, who wasn’t efficient on Sunday – shooting 7-for-19 from the field in 37 minutes.
Even against a bad Indiana defense, I don’t love this prop for him, especially since he had scored just 31 points in his three previous games combined.
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