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Murray Heads NBA Who’s Hot, Who’s Not Bettor’s Report

Fewer than 10 games remain for much of the NBA as we hit the stretch run. It’s a great time to make some wise wagers, so read this report and then check out the NBA Vegas odds.

 

Murray Heads NBA Who’s Hot, Who’s Not Bettor’s Report
Dejounte Murray #5 of the Atlanta Hawks -Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

Eastern Conference Who’s Hot

  • Dejounte Murray, Hawks: If Who’s Hot, Who’s Not also included Who’s Busy, this guy would be atop that list as well. He is doing all he can to keep the Hawks afloat with Trae Young sidelined, even jacking up 44 shots in Thursday’s win over Boston. Murray scored all of Atlanta’s 11 points in the overtime session against the Celtics, finishing with a career-high 44. He’s averaging 29.2 points over the last 11 games, posting three 40-point efforts in that stretch.
  • Miles McBride, Knicks: The first of two straight Knicks on here, McBride has been a standout in five straight starts in place of OG Anunoby (elbow). He scored 29 points twice in that span and had 26 in another. In the latest outing at Toronto on Wednesday, McBride buried nine 3-pointers in 14 attempts.
  • Donte DiVencenzo, Knicks: We had him in a Who’s Not slot a few weeks ago but made sure to note that he’d heat up again in a big way. He did, and gave the home fans in New York plenty to cheer about along the way. In back-to-back games at Madison Square Garden this week, DiVencenzo went for 31 points and then 40 points – a career high – while setting the Knicks record for made 3-pointers in a single game. His next time out, he’ll likely set the franchise mark for 3-pointers in a single season.

 

 

Western Conference Who’s Hot

  • Paul George, Clippers: George looked a little beat up or fatigued in February but took a few games off and now is on a nice run. Since March 10, his last game off, he’s averaging 25.1 ppg on 55.15% shooting. He’s also made at least half his 3-point tries in five straight games, hitting on 19 of 35 (54.3%) in that hot stretch. George’s Clippers have been a tough option for basketball betting online lately, but he offers some tantalizing props to put on your NBA bet slip.
  • C.J. McCollum Pelicans: This steady vet is giving the Pelicans some consistent scoring as they chase down the No. 4 seed in the West. Beginning with a 30-point effort vs Portland on March 16, he’s averaging 23.6 ppg over a seven-game span while shooting 46.3% from long range. McCollum also has a healthy 6.0 assists – 1.5 over his season average – in that same stretch.
  • Rui Hachimura, Lakers: The Lakers are 16-7 since Hachimura was put in the starting lineup on Feb. 3. He’s shooting 58.4% from the field and 45.3% from long range in that span. Hachimura scored 36 points at Utah on Feb. 14 and nearly matched it with 32 at Memphis on Wednesday while making 7 of 8 3-pointers. He also has back-to-back double-doubles for the first time in his career.

 

Eastern Conference Who’s Not

  • Coby White, Bulls: After playing in each of the first 66 games for the Bulls, White finally took a few days off to rest a hip injury. Since returning it’s been a bit of a slog, as the 24-year-old guard has shot under 40% in each of four games. He’s 7-for-25 from the arc in that stretch.
  • Josh Hart, Knicks: Yet another Knick, Hart does everything else so it’s not a big deal when his shot is awry. But, oh wow is it awry! He’s made four 3-pointers in 34 attempts over his last nine games and is shooting 36.7% overall in that span. As long as he keeps piling up the double-doubles (and occasional triple-double), New York won’t mind.
  • Caleb Martin, Heat: Several Heat players are in shooting slumps these days. Martin is part of that group, hitting just 3 of 24 (12.5%) over his last five games. He’s posted an 0-for-4, an 0-for-7 and another 0-for-4 over the past four contests.

 

Western Conference Who’s Not

  • Anthony Edwards, Timberwolves: It’s always relative with these superstars, who impact the game in so many ways. Edwards has just had a slight downturn on the offensive end during Minnesota’s three-game winning streak, averaging 16.0 ppg on 37% shooting. His nine points in 29 minutes at Detroit on Wednesday is one of just seven single-digit efforts all season.
  • Keyonte George, Jazz: This Utah rookie has enjoyed a solid first season in the league and there are bright days ahead. They Jazz would like him to hit a few more shots, though, as that would open the floor up quite a bit for a kid that distributes well. He’s shooting 33% over his last seven games and is 4-for-34 from long range over the last five.
  • Malik Monk, Kings: He likely remains the favorite for Sixth Man of the Year, but Monk isn’t doing himself many favors with a lot of bricks lately. He’s missed all nine of his 3-point tries over the past three games and is just 3-for-29 over the last six. At Orlando last Saturday, he missed all 11 shots he took, nine of them inside the arc.

 

 

Questions Of The Day

Which of these guys should be on the radar for Friday night?


The Knicks are in San Antonio, so three of the players featured this week will be in action against Wembanyama and company. It’s a great time to visit theBetUs sportsbook and look for some props.

What else is new in the NBA news cycle?


The best story out there is the Houston Rockets, whose 10-game winning streak has them a game behind Golden State in the race for the last play-in spot in the West.

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