Adam Ronis' best NBA player props for Monday, March 21: Garland gets hot
There are 9 games in the NBA on Monday night. Four games have a line of 4 points or less and 1 game a line double-digits. Three 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 72-57-1 for the season. Here are my picks for tonight.
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Darius Garland over 9.5 assists (-120 on DraftKings)
Garland has been playing great all season and especially in March. Garland is averaging 10.9 assists this month. He has gone over this total in 7 of the last 9 games and is averaging 39.6 minutes per game in March. Garland has at least 12 assists in 5 of the games. Against the Lakers in October, Garland had 11 assists. The Lakers have been one of the worst defensive teams lately and allow 25.8 assists per game, which is the 4th-worst in the NBA. The Lakers have allowed at least 123 points in 5 of the last 7 games. The Cavaliers need wins to remain in the top 6 of the Eastern Conference to avoid the play-in tournament. Cleveland is one game ahead of Toronto for the 6th seed.
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Bruce Brown over 21.5 points+rebounds+assists (-120 on Caesars)
Brown has been playing well for the Nets and it’s gone unnoticed by many. It’s a home game for the Nets, which means Kyrie Irving is out. Brown has gone over this total in 7 of the last 8 games. He is averaging 14.4 points, 6.1 rebounds and 4 assists in March. In the last several games without Irving, Brown has taken 12, 16, 14, 13, 11 and 10 shots from the field. In those games, Brown’s PRA has been 27, 31, 27, 28, 21, and 27. The Jazz are short-handed and playing on consecutive nights.
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Evan Mobley over 16.5 points (-115 on DraftKings)
Mobley has gone over this total in 7 of 10 games without Jarrett Allen and has gone over the number in 6 of the last 8 games. Mobley played the Lakers in October, with Allen active, and he scored 23 points. The Lakers allow 51 points in the paint per game, which is 4th-worst in the NBA. The Lakers have allowed 124.7 points per game in the last 3 games and have struggled to defend big men. Mobley is averaging 17.6 points over the last 10 games.