Desmond Bane is in the process of finding a rhythm on the offensive end for the Memphis Grizzlies.
Bane is averaging just 14.8 points per game since his return to the court on December 23.
At some point, the Grizzlies’ top three-point shooter will find his footing and that could happen on Wednesday night against the Charlotte Hornets in what is expected to be a high-scoring game.
Bane is one of a few players who can take advantage of specific weaknesses that their opponents have on the robust 12-game slate.
Immanuel Quickley could shoot well against the San Antonio Spurs and Jalen Duren can control the boards versus the Golden State Warriors.
Desmond Bane Over 2.5 Threes (-135)
Desmond Bane hit this prop once in the five games since returning from injury.
Bane averaged 6.4 three-point attempts over the last two weeks of December. He had at least 12 field-goal attempts in all of those games.
Memphis could get into a back-and-forth battle with the Charlotte Hornets, who Bane made a trio of threes against in 24 minutes back on November 4.
Memphis shot 44.4 percent from deep against the Hornets in their first meeting.
Bane will get plenty of attempts from deep once again and this feels like the perfect buy low spot on this prop.
Immanuel Quickley Over 2.5 Threes (+105)
Immanuel Quickley’s best performance of the season came against the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday.
Quickley made five three-point shots in the seven-point loss to the Spurs. He knocked down seven more threes in his next two games.
Quickley should thrive from deep against because he will have more focus on shooting than passing with Jalen Brunson back in the New York Knicks lineup.
San Antonio has the worst opponent three-point percentage in the NBA. They gave up 15 threes to the Knicks last week and then allowed the Dallas Mavericks and Brooklyn Nets to shoot over 40 percent from deep.
Jalen Duren Over 9.5 Rebounds (-130)
Golden State has been killed on the boards by the power forwards and centers they have played recently.
The Warriors just gave up double-doubles to John Collins and Onyeka Okongwu in Monday’s win over the Atlanta Hawks.
Josh Hart, Lauri Markkanen and LaMelo Ball recently had double-doubles against the Warriors. Steven Adams had 14 rebounds and Mason Plumlee had 13 boards during the last five games against Golden State.
Jalen Duren has three double-digit rebounding games in his last five appearances. He averaged 9.9 rebounds per game in December.
Detroit’s top rebounder can hold his own against Kevon Looney and Draymond Green down low and he should be able to get to 10 boards fairly easily.