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If you can find a “Number of times they mention Kyrie Irving stomping on the Celtics logo” bet opportunity, go ahead and take the over on it, up to 4.5 times. Since this isn’t the NFL’s championship game, you’re really unlikely to find that, even at an offshore account. That might be the only sure thing that will happen tonight, but there is still opportunity for us to make a play on tonight’s game.
The Nets have three guys who can get a shot whenever they want and dump in a ton of points. That also means some of their other pieces can get open shots because people don’t focus on them the same way. The main guy I’m thinking of is Joe Harris. He is shooting 53% from downtown this series and has attempted an average of seven tries a game. Then we have his over/under of 2.5 threes for the game at -128 for the over. I’m taking the over on this, despite the fact that he has hit under 2.5 twice in four games.
The next play I like is Marcus Smart under 6.5 assists. He had 9 last game, but that is the only time he has gone over the total this series. Smart money has also pushed the under to be heavily juiced at -142. I don’t like paying that high usually, so this is when the Same Game Parlay comes into play. When I see some juicy things I like, I like to take shots on something in the parlay to increase my payout, even though my probability is lower. Luckily, FanDuel Sportsbook is offering a no-risk $10 Same Game Parlay. Simply place a Same Game Parlay bet for $10, and even if it loses, you’ll be refunded.
When I know I’m not risking anything, I pick as many plays as I can to increase the payout. So here are a few other plays I think are worth adding to this:
- The total has increased to 234 in some spots, and it is only 233.5 on FanDuel Sportsbook. Take the over. The games in the series have been 267, 244, 238, and 197. I think this will be another big win for the Nets.
- No real reason behind this, but I think Irving scores the first points of the game. At +550, I’ll toss this in to make my $10 have a chance at some really nice money. But also realize that my entire play could lose in one possession. Proceed with caution.
- Evan Fournier has had assists of 2, 2, 2, and 0. His assist total tonight is 2.5, and even with more ballhandling duties with Kemba Walker likely to miss the game, I like the under. He has to prove it to me. +116 for the under.
That gives us a total of +1138 without the first-point scorer bet. Turn that $10 into 113.80, or if you want to add in Irving, you’re increasing to +8268. Good luck!