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Player props expert John Hyslop is back with an NBA bet for tonight. He gives us his prediction and pick for the Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Cleveland Cavaliers.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction, Pick, Odds: Ride This Expert's Evan Mobley Prop

There is a smaller NBA slate than usual this Friday, but I've still found another NBA player prop pick for us. Here's why I'm backing Evan Mobley.

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Thunder vs. Cavaliers Start Time, Where to Watch, and Odds

  • Date: January 27, 2023
  • Start Time: 8:00 pm ET
  • Where to Watch: NBA League Pass

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Thunder vs. Cavaliers Prediction

Evan Mobley 20+ Points (+120) (Bet $100 to Collect $220) Click here for the best odds, available at FanDuel

We're going to FanDuel for this one because they let us climb the ladder. I love that about them. If you want to do the standard line, it's 18.5 (-105). That's not bad. You can also do it at whatever book you want because DraftKings, FanDuel, and BetMGM all have that number and price. Still, I'm quoting FanDuel here because they'll let us kick it up a notch and go 25+ (+410). I'm not saying to do that, but I'm also NOT not saying to do that.

I am pretty sure Donovan Mitchell is sitting again tonight, and since that's the case, this could be a Mobley game. The haters are going to say that I'm crazy and that the Cavaliers are on a back-to-back, but I'm not sure any of that matters. I know for a fact that the back-to-back doesn't matter because the last time this kid had one of those, he dropped 38 on the Milwaukee Bucks. Get some haters. In fact, he had a back-to-back earlier this season against this same Oklahoma City Thunder team and dropped 21 on them like it was nothing. We could be looking at a back-to-back guy here.

Our boy Mobley is in a pace-up spot tonight against the Thunder, but that's not what I like best about this. So far this season, the Thunder haven't been great about covering the power forward position. In fact, only two teams have given up more points per game to the position this season. That's not great. They gave up 19 to John Collins last time out and 15 to Aaron Gordon the game before. The thing about the Gordon game was the guy took 15 shots that night. He was just incredibly inefficient. My guess is Mobley continues to be more of a contributor on offense tonight, and when that happens, he'll go 20+. Feels right.

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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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