Adam Ronis' best NBA player props for Wednesday, March 23

Brooklyn point guard Kyrie Irving
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Adam Ronis

NBA· 1 month ago

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Hey there, my name is Adam Ronis and I'll be contributing to the NBA betting coverage here at Pickswise. I have been in the Fantasy Sports industry for more than a decade and have been providing betting picks over at Fantasy Alarm for the last two seasons. The NBA is a lot of fun and I'll be here to guide you with winning picks.

There are 11 games in the NBA on Wednesday night. Four have a line of 4.5 points or less and 1 has a double-digit line. Five games have a total of at least 230 points. As always, stay up to date on the latest injury news since lines can change. Bets may be added throughout the day if additional spots that arise, so be sure to check back later in the day. My record is 74-58-1 for the season. Here are my picks for tonight:

Kyrie Irving over 26.5 points (-105 on DraftKings)

Kyrie Irving is averaging 27.7 points per game and is coming off a 60-point game against the Magic. The Nets needs wins to avoid the play-in tournament and the Grizzlies will be without Ja Morant. The Grizzlies have played well without Morant before, going 14-2, but the Nets are lethal with Irving and Kevin Durant on the floor. Irving has gone over this total in 6 of his last 8 games and is eligible to play in only 3 more games this season. Irving will go all out to alleviate the burden on Durant, who will need to carry the Nets in their other games. If you like narratives, today is Irving’s birthday too!

Spencer Dinwiddie over 19.5 points (-130 on DraftKings)

Luka Doncic is out and that opens up a lot of action for other players. Spencer Dinwiddie is one of the beneficiaries with a 34% usage rate with Doncic off the floor. Dinwiddie has played well since being traded to Dallas and is averaging 19.1 points per game in March. In the only game he played without Doncic, Dinwiddie scored 36 points against the Kings and led the team with 22 shots from the field. The Dallas guard has gone over this total in 2 of his last 3 games with Doncic playing. He had 16 points against the Rockets on March 11 when Doncic scored 30. The Rockets are last in defensive efficiency, so the opportunities should be there for Dinwiddie to shine.

Marcus Smart over 5.5 assists (+118 on FanDuel)

Marcus Smart has been a big part of the Celtics’ success. While Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown get most of the headlines, Smart’s defense and ability to run the offense has helped the Celtics surge. Smart has 7, 8 and 8 assists in his last 3 games, and has gone over this total in 6 of his last 8 and 11 of the last 15 games. It should happen again tonight.

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