Fred VanVleet Over 20 Points
Fred VanVleet has shown up big in prime time games this season and with a nationally televised game tonight against the Miami Heat, I expect VanVleet to put down a strong performance tonight.
Both the Heat and the Raptors are vying for playoff positioning with just 3 games separating the two teams; the Heat currently sit in the 7th seed while the Raptors are set up to take part in the Play-In Tournament at the 9thseed. This will be a tight game where the games stars are going to have to shine for their squad to win.
Fred VanVleet is averaging 22 points in his last ten games and is shooting 40% from three in this stretch. The Raptors point guard has gone for 20+ points in 4 of his last 5 games and put up 28 points against the Wizards on Sunday.
With Kyle Lowry listed as day to day, VanVleet will be matched up against Gabe Vincent of the Heat, who he is much more skilled than. This game is set up for VanVleet to be a dominant force for the Raptors and I expect him to keep his 20+ scoring streak alive.
Let’s hammer the over tonight for Fred VanVleet points total.
Bam Adebayo Under 3.5 Assists
Bam has been one of the most inconsistent players for bettors who touch his player props. His 3.5 assist line is surprisingly high given his performance over the last month. Bam is averaging just 3 assists in his last ten games and only 2 assists in his 2 games against the Raptors this season.
Bam’s highest assist total over his previous ten game time frame is 5 while he has only dished out 1 assist in his game against the Cavaliers when he clocked 30 minutes of playing time. Bam only passed for 2 assists in 35 minutes of playing time against the Nets on Saturday.
His primary role on the floor is to score and grab rebounds and while he doesn’t even do this in extraordinary fashion, I do not trust his past performance from an assist standpoint to dictate a high assist total tonight.
We’re going under 3.5 assists tonight for Bam. Let’s cash.