Best NBA prop bets today for Grizzlies vs. Cavaliers (Can Ja Morant get a triple-double?)

Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports /

The Memphis Grizzlies are looking to snap out of a funk on Thursday when they take on the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second night of a back-to-back.

The Grizz have some injury concerns in this game, but it’s opened up some value in the prop market. Not only that, but I think Ja Morant is undervalued in a prop that he’s hit in two of his last three games.

Let’s dive into Thursday’s best picks:

Grizzlies vs. Cavaliers best NBA prop bets

  • Dillon Brooks OVER 13.5 Points
  • Isaac Okoro OVER 2.5 Rebounds
  • Ja Morant Triple Double

Dillon Brooks OVER 13.5 Points

Dillon Brooks has struggled shooting the ball lately, scoring less than 10 points in five of his last nine games, but he could be due for a bounce-back spot on Thursday.

Jaren Jackson Jr. (doubtful) is expected to sit against Cleveland, and Brooks has thrived in his career when JJJ is out of the lineup.

In 88 games without Jackson, Brooks is averaging 17.5 points on 16.0 shots per game. That’s a major uptick in usage, as Brooks has taken less than 16 shots in seven of his last nine outings.

This is a low enough number for me to trust Brooks to get back on track.

Isaac Okoro OVER 2.5 Rebounds

Isaac Okoro has carved out a solid role in Cleveland, and he’s been underrated as a rebounder lately.

Okoro has at least three rebounds in seven of his last 10 games, even though he’s averaging just 2.6 per game.

The Grizzlies are down two of their best rebounders in Jackson and Steven Adams, so Cleveland should be able to clean up the glass rather easily on Thursday.

Ja Morant Triple Double

Ja Morant has picked up two triple-doubles in his last three games, narrowly missing a third straight against the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday.

With Jackson Jr. likely out for this game, I can’t help but think Morant is worth a shot at +1500 odds.

The Cavs are an elite defense, but Ja does it all for Memphis. The rebounds will be the toughest to get, but if he gets there I think he at least gets a double-double with assists and points.

Find Peter Dewey’s full betting record here.

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