Bam’s Lack of Aggression
Bam Adebayo, the talented center for the Miami Heat, has been struggling to find his rhythm on the court in recent weeks. He’s been taking 2.5 fewer field goal attempts per game over the last 10 games than his season-long average, which suggests that he’s not as aggressive as he usually is.
But despite his recent struggles, FanDuel Sportsbook is offering a betting line on Adebayo scoring over or under 20.5 points in his upcoming game. The under (-115) is the more favorable line, and here’s why.
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First, Adebayo has gone under the 20.5 points threshold in 21 of his last 28 games overall, indicating that he’s been struggling to hit that mark consistently. Additionally, he’s gone under in 12 of the last 15 games without Kyle Lowry, who’s been out with an injury. This suggests that Adebayo is having a harder time finding his shot when Lowry is not on the court to set him up.
Moreover, Adebayo has gone under in 19 of his last 30 home games, suggesting that he’s not as productive when playing in Miami. Finally, Utah, the team that the Heat will be playing against, allows the fewest points to centers in multiple game splits, indicating that Adebayo may struggle to score against them.
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However, the recent hot streaks of Jimmy Butler and Tyler Herro make this a close call. They have been scoring more frequently with Lowry out, which may cut into Adebayo’s scoring opportunities. Nonetheless, with Adebayo struggling to find his form and Utah’s strong defense, betting the under on Adebayo’s 20.5-point line seems like the safer choice.
Although Adebayo is a talented player, he’s been struggling to score in recent weeks, and Utah’s defense presents a formidable challenge. With a line of -115 on FanDuel Sportsbook, this bet presents an attractive opportunity for savvy sports bettors.