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NBA player prop pick and prediction for Friday's Pistons vs. Raptors game. Player prop specialist John Hyslop is back with his second player prop pick for tonight's NBA action.
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NBA Player Prop Picks for Friday: Action Jackson

The NBA schedule is built for comfort tonight. Not speed. We've got four games at seven, three in the 7:30-8:30 slots, and then two at 10:00 pm ET. That's how I like it people. Obviously, we have the Christian Wood play at 10:00 pm but nobody in their right mind would wait until then for action. We need something before that. Luckily for us, I've found the perfect play to get us going. It's like an appetizer but better. Probably the best appetizer we've ever had.

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Josh Jackson Over 9.5 Points (-110) (Bet $110 to Win $100)

*Odds Available at FanDuel at Time of Publishing*

We need to play this one at FanDuel since DraftKings and BetMGM have this number at 9.5 for -120. I mean it's playable there but why not just pay the -110 instead. Feels right. I'll tell you what doesn't feel right, Barstool didn't even post anything for this guy. Hopefully, they join the party at some point.

Here's the thing about Josh Jackson. He's a scorer that can't really shoot. And he doesn't really play much. So why are we betting on him? Because he's fun and this number feels a little too low for him.

The Detroit Pistons beat the Toronto Raptors earlier this season so I'd expect the Raptors to bring it tonight. Detroit is the kind of team you can just roll so their bench is definitely in play. Action Jackson is the one we want from that group. The kid just wants to shoot.

Even if the Raptors don't smash tonight, Jackson will still shoot. This guy only played 15 minutes in a recent game against the Memphis Grizzlies but still managed to put up 11 shots. That's tough to do. Even in a pick-up game. The good thing is, he's chucking and ducking every night.

I don't know if his New Year's resolution was to shoot more but since we turned the calendars to 2022, Jackson has taken at least 10 shots in every game. As a result, he's gone over 9.5 points in every game except one. I like that he could be in line for blowout minutes but also the fact that he may not even need that. I think he scores in double digits tonight no matter the game script.

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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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