Friday's NBA schedule has nine games, including an exciting clash between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Charlotte Hornets. The Hornets are a 4.5-point home favorite and the over/under is set at 217 points.
Here's three of the best prop bets for the Cavaliers-Hornets game, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.
Cavaliers vs Hornets Prop Bets Tonight
1. Isaac Okoro - Points: Over 10.5 (-108)
The Cavaliers are set to face a Charlotte Hornets team that is allowing the third-most points to opposing shooting guards this season. That makes targeting Isaac Okoro's scoring prop a smart idea. The Auburn product has logged a combined 25 points over his last two games and is shooting 75% from the floor during that span. He is regularly getting to the hoop uncontested and nailing mid-range jump shots. Charlotte plays at the second-fastest pace in the NBA and is surely going to attempt to speed this game up. That would give Okoro more than enough opportunities to cash the over and score at least 11 points.
2. LaMelo Ball - Rebounds: Under 6.5 (-130)
LaMelo Ball was recently named to the NBA's Rising Stars game and is in the midst of a breakout sophomore season. However, his rebounding prop is simply too high on Friday. Ball has racked up less than seven rebounds in four of his last six games and runs into a nightmare matchup. The Cavaliers allow the seventh-fewest opponent rebounds per game (50.9) and the fifth-fewest to opposing points guard (6.21). Ball is a facilitator and a scorer much more than he is a rebounder. Don't trust him to have a big night on the boards when Evan Mobley and Jarrett Allen are on the court. Bet on the under here.
3. Evan Mobley - Assists: Over 2.5 (-160)
This bet is all about the matchup that Evan Mobley draws on Friday night. The Hornets are not known for their defensive prowess and allow the most opponent assists per game in the league (25.9). Charlotte is also coming off a game in which they gave up a whopping 31 assists. Evan Mobley is averaging 2.6 assists on the season and should have no trouble kicking the ball out a few times to open shooters in this game. After all, the kid is the leading candidate for the NBA Rookie of the Year Award for a reason. Bettors unafraid of taking on a bit of juice should back Mobley tonight.
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