The Miami Heat currently lead the Southeast Division 41-22 but will have to deal with the return of Kevin Durant tonight. Let’s take a look at some prop odds for this showdown, courtesy of WynnBET Sportsbook.
Kevin Durant OVER 24.5 points + rebounds (+115)
Durant will be available tonight for the first time since Jan. 15 when he injured his MCL against the New Orleans Pelicans. It’s been 22 games since Durant fought for this team and they’ve been in a 6-16 romp the whole time. Since it’s a home game, the Nets will be without Kyrie Irving and Durant could really shine. For most guys, I’d be hesitant on their first game back. Still, Durant is among the best players to ever lace, and I’m only concerned about his minutes, not his rust.
Normally I’d take that points, assists and rebounds (PAR) prop, but I think Durant is a little less active on the glass than usual tonight. Luckily, passing is easy for a dodgy knee, and I think he’s playing in this game the moderator. Ideally, Durant plays at least 25 minutes tonight. With his talent, this is plenty of time to surpass that total. So much for Miami’s outstanding defense. You’re in the second half of a back-to-back, and Durant can make any defense feel helpless.
Bam Adebayo OVER 29.5 points + rebounds (-179)
At first glance, this sum may seem a bit high, but Adebayo has been playing very well lately. He surpassed that total in two of his last three games against the Bucks and Spurs. In the game against San Antonio, Adebayo surpassed that total by 6.5 by scoring only goals. He added seven rebounds for a total of 41 on the night.
Even with Durant back in the mix, the Nets aren’t a good defensive team. They rank 20th overall and 19th in opponent points in the suit. Additionally, they rank 17th in offensive rebounding and 19th in defense. This feels like another big night for Adebayo.
Duncan Robinson OVER 14.5 Points + Assists (+115)
Robinson isn’t known for being a particularly strong offensive weapon, but he does have the ability to get going when called upon. He’s averaging 11.5 points and 1.5 assists per game, but like I said, the Nets have pretty poor defense. The last time these two teams faced off on February 12, Robinson had 17 points and three assists. This is a risky bet given Robinson’s penchant for inconsistencies. But he did put up 15 points against the Bucks last night. I assume his previous game against Miami was no fluke.
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