Orlando Magic point guard Markelle Fultz highlights our top NBA props for Monday night (2/24), as we'll key in on how bettors should be taking advantage of a great matchup.
Fultz and his Magic are in Brooklyn to take on the Nets, a team that ranks at the bottom of the league versus point guards (PGs) in several categories.
I'll also break down one of my favorite spots this slate, as Miami Heat star Bam Adebayo puts the lowly Cavs in his crosshairs.
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Orlando Magic Point Guard Markelle Fultz
Over 12.5 Points (-114 @ Prop Builder)
Fultz lands one of the best matchups on the board against a Nets defense that has been atrocious at defending PGs. The Nets allow the second-most points to PGs in the NBA, giving up an average of 26 points per game.
- Fultz is averaging 14 PPG in his last 5
- He's averaging over 30 minutes per game in his last 10
In his previous meetings with the Nets, Fultz scored 25 points in 30 minutes, and that trend is likely to continue tonight. With the Magic currently holding onto the last playoff spot in the East, every game is crucial. Expect Fultz to see a consistent volume of minutes and get the green light to attack the basketball at will.
The Nets rank in the bottom-half of the league in opponent fastbreak points per game, which will allow Fultz to attack in transition and receive some easy scoring looks. Fultz has also started to add the 3-point shot to his arsenal, attempting 2.7 three points per game, with a 31.6% success rate.
With both teams battling it out for playoff positions, expect a competitive game with a high allotment of minutes for key players, and in the Magics case, their starting point guard.
Fultz should have plenty of opportunities to score in a variety of different ways in order to smash this total.