LeBron James vs Philadelphia 76ers: NBA Prop Predictions 3/23/22
We have 11 games to choose from with our NBA prop bets tonight and with March Madness not resuming until Thursday, all eyes are back on the NBA. As we continue down the stretch, rotations are in flux, as more players get rest in advance of the NBA playoffs. Just a reminder to double check that the players you choose for your NBA prop bets are actually playing. BetKarma has announced a new Bet Tracker that aligns all your picks from Sportsbooks right to the website. Now is the perfect time to try that out.
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When we get to this part of the season, player and team motivation have to be part of your thinking when it comes to NBA prop bets. It’s clear that LeBron James wants the recognition for winning the scoring title at the age of 37. James is also 1,402 points behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and is trying to chip away to get that record in the middle of next season. Over his last nine games, James is averaging 35.7 points per game on 54.4 percent shooting. With Anthony Davis still out, James has to carry his Lakers into the play-in tournament. Los Angeles is three games up on San Antonio with 10 to go so the team is still motivated to play LeBron as much as possible. How can you not take the over when a very motivated LeBron James playing his best basketball of the season is involved?
UPDATE: LeBron James (knee) is out tonight vs 76ers.
Over his last three games, Kyrie Irving has put up a 50-point game and a 60-point game. It seems as if playing only twice a week has made Irving even better in the games he does play. In just 19 games this season, Irving is averaging 27.7 points per game, a career-high. The Memphis Grizzlies are in the middle of the pack defensively (109.3 points per game, 13th in the NBA) so I don’t see their defense being able to slow down Irving much. Ja Morant is out with injury for this matchup, so I don’t hate pairing Irving over 25.5 points with a Nets win.
Jalen Green is having a very similar year to Anthony Edwards in his rookie year last season. A dismal shooting first half followed by a sneaky good second half. Over his last 15 games, Green is averaging 19.3 points per game on 48.1 percent shooting. Green is also shooting 37.6 percent from the three-point line in that span. The second overall pick in the 2021 Draft has hit this over in four of his last five games. While the Mavericks are a very solid defensive team, somebody has to score for the Rockets, so let’s go with Green for a very reasonable over 15.5 points.