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NBA player prop picks and predictions from handicapper John Hyslop for Black Friday. John has his eyes on the Timberwolves vs. Hornets matchup

NBA Player Prop Picks for Friday: Welcome to the Jarred Vanderbilt Show

The NFL was fun yesterday but it's time to get back into the NBA. It's Friday and that's what we do on Fridays for the foreseeable future. Tonight will forever be known as Jarred Vanderbilt night. He's basically turned into Dennis Rodman on the glass and the sportsbooks haven't seemed to notice. It's crazy. Tonight, they disrespected him again with a ridiculously low number at a ridiculously good price. Jarred Vanderbilt night will be magic.

Timberwolves vs. Hornets odds

Jarred Vanderbilt Over 8.5 Rebounds (+110)

Lines available at DraftKings at time of publishing.

We're going to FanDuel tonight since they have this at +110. DraftKings is being a little more respectful to Mr. Vanderbilt and his fans since they are hanging the same number for +100. BetMGM has gone a little further in their Vanderbilt love as they have 8.5 for -105. This is playable everywhere but obviously, FanDuel is the best place.

The Minnesota Timberwolves might actually be good. They've won five games in a row and they are absolutely slapping people around. All of those five wins have been by double digits. Tonight they get the Hornets in Charlotte but I think they can keep it close enough that everybody plays their full complement of minutes.

That's not even that important because Jarred Vanderbilt only plays 25 or so minutes per night but it's nice to know he should be at his ceiling. I don't know what's going on with this guy, but he has been a rebounding machine lately. In each of his last four games, he's grabbed at least 10 boards, topping out at 15 last time out against the Miami Heat. That's crazy.

While the Hornets have been decent all year, they are one of the worst rebounding teams in the NBA. Wendell Carter and Mo Bamba each pulled down double-digit boards last game against them. The game before that, three different Wizards had at least 10 boards versus Charlotte. Before that, it was Clint Capela pulling down 15 and John Collins grabbing eight. I think Vanderbilt is going to go way over nine rebounds tonight.

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John has spent the past 20+ years betting sports on a daily basis and is considered by many to be a walking sports betting encyclopedia. From obscure player props to sides and totals, if there is an angle, John will find it. His work has appeared on Rotogrinders and he has been a regular on sports talk radio stations across the country. Based in the US, John operates a blog & podcast, Sports Bets Beers, which covers betting angles in the NFL, NBA, MLB, & NHL.


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