Summer League: 7/12 Best Odds & Props.

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The NBA 2K24 Summer League is well underway, in which there are only 5 days left.  In addition, there are 8 matchups tonight, starting at 3:30 PM EST, and will be played at both Thomas & Mack Center, and Cox Pavilion.  If you're looking to bet, today's article will discuss the odds and stats of the top plays.  Furthermore, all the games will be aired on several broadcast channels, including ESPN, NBA TV, and ESPN2. If you are looking for the best betting odds and stats, here is information to know.

Best Plays today: 

Keyonte George: 20+ Points (-170)

Keyonte George was selected 16th overall in the NBA Draft by the Utah Jazz, which currently looks like a steal.  George is easily an MVP candidate so far this summer, averaging nearly 30 points a game, and shooting well over 40 percent from the three, and 54 percent from the field. Why would George score 20 + points tonight? Here are some reasons why: George is averaging 32 minutes a game and is attempting 19.5 shot attempts a game, which is second in the league.  Along with those minutes and shot volume, George has the highest three-point percentage out of the top 20 players in the league.

Keyonte George is coming off a 26-point performance, in which he shot 9-15 and 5-10 from the three.  In addition, George had 2 blocks, 7 assists, and 3 rebounds.  In Utah's previous game against the Clippers, George scored 33 points on 12-24 and 6-15 shooting.  That's two straight games George has averaged well over 20 points and has a combined 39 shot attempts in the past two games.

George is easily one of the top players in the Summer League and is not afraid to shoot the ball. He has 59 points in two games and is excellent with spot up shooting and the catch and shoot. The Jazz face the Nuggets tonight, who dropped their first two games of the summer.  Also, Denver allows over 90 points a game thus far.

Lakers: -3.5 (-110)

The Los Angeles Lakers are playing great basketball in Las Vegas, despite their shaky 0-2 finish in the California Summer Classic.  The Lakers are playing the Boston Celtics, who dropped their first two games of the summer league.  Los Angeles is averaging 98 points a game and rank 1st in the league in three-point percentage (41.8).  In addition, they rank 5th in steals (10), and 2nd in the league in blocks (8.5).

Los Angeles is facing a Boston Celtics team who is shooting middle of the road from the field and the three.  In addition, Boston ranks 1st in turnovers committed (22.5), while the Lakers rank 2nd to last with only 12.5.  

The Lakers have a very talented roster, which includes Guard Max Christie, rookie Jalen Hood-Schifino, Colin Castleton, and Cole Swider.  Rather than one dominant player, the Lakers have a core of players that can hoop.  Colin Castleton, a 2023 undrafted player, stands out as one of the best centers, along with Max Christie, who had a huge first game.  Hood Schifino had a nice second game, adding 16 points, 1 block, and shot 100 percent from the three.  Max Christie now has experience in both the NBA and G-League and leads the offense with an incredibly smooth shot.  

Overall, the Lakers are 2-0, and covered the spread in each of their first two games.  Boston's first two games haven't been close, and the Celtics failed to cover the spread in their first two games.  All eyes will be on rookie Jordan Walsh, who is a defensive standout.  In conclusion, Boston doesn't have a ton of NBA proven or ready talent outside of Walsh.

Jaden Hardy: 20+ Points (-220)

Jaden Hardy was the 37th overall pick in the 2nd round of the 2022 NBA Draft and was selected by the Dallas Mavericks.  Much like Scoot Henderson, Hardy played one season with the NBA G League Ignite before being drafted.

Hardy is a top player and MVP candidate this summer.  In two games, Jaden is averaging 32 minutes a game, 24 points, and 17.5 field goal attempts a game.  Although Hardy is shooting under 40 percent from the field and three, he plays incredibly hard.  We've seen him struggle in in the first half against the 76ers and bring the Mavericks back from a deficit.  In fact, Hardy scored 24 points, shot 12-13 from the three-throw line in that game.  

Hardy may not be shooting well; however, he's shot a combined 35 shot attempts in the last two games. Furthermore, Hardy's reached the free-throw line 18 times in two games.  The Dallas Mavericks are playing the Golden State Warriors, who started 0-2 this summer. Although the Warriors have Lester Quinones, they haven't been able to play consistent defense.  Look for Hardy to shake up their defense.  

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Memphis Grizzlies: UNDER 177.8 (-110)

Both the Clippers and the Grizzlies are 1-1 this summer, and they have one thing in common: both teams average under 90 points a game.  

The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 82 points a game and got blown out 100-77 against the Cleveland Cavaliers their last game.  In addition, Memphis scored only 80 points in their first win against Chicago.  Memphis has some talented players in Kenneth Lofton Jr., Jake LaRavia, and David Roddy.  Besides the three of them, Memphis hasn't gotten much help offensively.  They rank near last in field goal percentage (37.1), three-point percentage (30.1), and field goal attempts (71.5).  

The Los Angeles Clippers have a "microwave scorer" in Xavier Moon, who is extremely talented, along with Kobe Brown.  Led by Moon, the Clippers had a great offensive outing in their first game against the Utah Jazz. However, Los Angeles scored just 80 points against the Kings in game 2, in which only four players had points in double figures.  Memphis plays tough defense, and I don't expect them to have high offensive numbers against the Clippers.  I could see Los Angeles having a better game, given they have bench depth.  

Detroit Pistons vs. Toronto Raptors: UNDER 175.5 (-110), Detroit Pistons:  -5 (-110)

The Detroit Pistons are 1-1 and the Toronto Raptors are having a terrible start to their summer season.  Toronto remains winless and ranks near last in points per game (75), thee-point (25.8), field goal, (35.8), and free-throw percentage (65.9).  The Raptors selected Gradey Dick 14th overall from Kansas, whos' struggled in his first two games.  Dick, a reliable shooter at Kansas, shot 5-13 against Cleveland, and 3-13/2-9 against Chicago.  With Dick unable to take over games, Markquis Nowell has showed flashes, however, has been inconsistent.

Toronto is one of the worst teams this summer, and now faces a Detroit team who has a ton of NBA ready talent.  Detroit is averaging 95 points a game, 45.8 percent from the field, and 33.8 percent from the three.  In addition, the Pistons average 9.5 steals a game, and 43.5 rebounds a game.  

Loaded with talent, the Pistons have Jalen Duren, James Wiseman, Ausar Thompson (5th overall pick in 2023), Jaden Ivy, and Marcus Sasser (2023 pick out of Houston). Detroit has great size, and players who already have NBA experience.  Although Detroit lost their last game 113-101, they scored over 100 points, and generated a ton of offense. I don't think this game will be close, and I even picked Detroit -5.5 

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