Top Betcha Props of the Day: Tuesday (4/6)
Have you heard about Betcha, one of the hottest new betting apps around? If not, I’m here to help you out. Betcha is an app that combines betting on player props with the fun of playing with friends for a totally unique experience. You can follow users and gain followers of your own, view leaderboards, and challenge friends. Best of all, you can receive up to a 0.5x boost on any wager if you and a friend play in the same competition.
You can wager on up to four props per game, and your payouts increase the more player props you choose. You have two options: over/under and matchup. For over/unders, simply pick whether a player will go over or under a stat, and for matchups, choose which player will finish with more of a certain stat. Pretty simple, right? In our first article of a recurring series, I’ll be naming my favorite props of the day.
Am I excited to get into these props? You betcha!
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Trail Blazers at Clippers
For this one, I’m stacking two role players and ignoring the Kawhi Leonard/Damian Lillard matchup. Dame and Kawhi are liable to go off at any time, and with lofty point totals attached to their props, I’d rather stay away.
Norman Powell OVER 15.5 points
I like the over here. Across his last four games, Powell has averaged just 13.5 points, but he’s liable to heat up at any time. The sixth-year man is averaging career highs in 3PT% (44.0) and threes per game (2.7). He hit five of them in his Blazers debut, and while early returns show a decline in scoring from his stellar play in Toronto early in the year, he’s still capable of some big games when his shot is falling. With so much defensive attention on Lillard and CJ McCollum, Powell should get his share of open looks tonight.
Marcus Morris OVER 14.5 points
I’m taking the over on this one as well. Across his last six games played, Morris has averaged 17.8 points as the Clippers’ third-leading scorer. With Serge Ibaka (back) still out tonight, Morris should see minutes in the upper 20’s and play a key role on offense. Over the last 15 games, no team in the NBA has been more generous to opposing PFs than Portland, which has allowed 24.5 points to the position in that span.
Sixers at Celtics
Ben Simmons UNDER 14.5 points
Simmons has struggled mightily from the field over his last six games, nailing just 20 of 50 attempts from the floor while averaging 10.2 points in that span. With Joel Embiid back in the fold tonight, I’m not too optimistic Simmons improves his scoring dramatically and eclipses the 14.5-point threshold for this prop. I’ll take the under due to his recent struggles.
Kemba Walker UNDER 18.5 points
Over his last two games, Walker has combined to score 23 points, and I don’t think he’ll erupt against Philadelphia tonight. Over the last seven games, the Sixers have allowed just 17.8 points to the PG position – fewest in the NBA. Across his last 12 games, Walker has scored better than 18.5 points just four times, and I’m not confident in him doing so in a tough matchup this evening. Give me the under.
NBA All Star Showdown
Joel Embiid OVER 27.5 points
Embiid made his return to the Sixers’ lineup Saturday and scored 24 points in 29 minutes. He took Sunday off but is off tonight’s injury report and ready to handle a full workload. In the midst of a career season, Embiid has scored 28 or more points in 18 of 32 games this season, and Boston is only middle-of-the-pack against opposing centers. With Ben Simmons’ recent struggles from the field (40.0% shooting across his last six games), Embiid will be needed for his elite offense in this one. I’ll take the over.
Stephen Curry OVER 28.5 points
Curry has scored at least 32 points in three straight, and he’ll look to make it four straight in a great matchup with the Bucks. After sitting his last game due to a tailbone injury, Curry appears fully healthy for tonight’s contest. This matchup features the highest over/under of the slate, and across the last seven games, Milwaukee has surrendered 30.4 points to opposing PGs – most in the NBA. In a showdown with one of the league’s best teams, I expect Curry to play his tail(bone) off and smash the over.