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Having played, coached, and officiated basketball, Jon immediately turned his attention to the NBA and college basketball when he entered the sports betting space. Sports betting has been a part of his life for over 14 years, and he specializes in futures markets and player props, particularly in the NBA. In pursuit of value, he keeps a close eye on movements in the betting markets. He believes strongly in analytics and staying ahead of the curve; let the numbers do the talking.

Team: Orlando Magic
Sport to bet on: NBA
Sports movie: Space Jam
Sports snack: Pizza
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My dad and I attended the Meijer LPGA Classic in person, and we placed a bet on Leona Maguire at +2,000 before the tournament began. Walking the course and cashing the ticket on Father's Day with my dad sweating the same bet was pretty awesome.
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A futures bet on the Atlanta Falcons to win the Super Bowl. I don't think I need to elaborate on this topic.
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Magic vs 76ers Predictions, Picks, and Odds for Tonight’s NBA Game

Apr 12, 2024 • 2:44 PM ET

Jalen Suggs is going to be tasked with slowing Tyrese Maxey tonight against the 76ers, and given the stakes of this game, our NBA picks think he'll see max minutes for the Magic, and make his impact on this game felt.

Best NBA Player Props Today: Anunoby Nixes Nets

Apr 12, 2024 • 1:22 PM ET

The Knicks continue to climb up the Eastern Conference standings, and our NBA betting picks see head coach Tom Thibodeau keeping his foot on the gas pedal. That means more looks for OG Anunoby on Friday night, as Jon Metler explains.

Best NBA Player Props Today: Kings' Ransom

Apr 11, 2024 • 11:29 AM ET

Domantas Sabonis and the Sacramento Kings can't afford to take any plays off with their playoff positioning still in flux. As a result, he's at the center of our NBA player prop picks for tonight's slate.

NBA Prop Picks Powered by EV Analytics: Expert Analysis from Jon Metler & Adam Scherer

Apr 11, 2024 • 10:18 AM ET

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Magic vs Bucks Predictions, Picks, and Odds for Tonight’s NBA Game

Apr 10, 2024 • 4:49 PM ET

The Orlando Magic team total is not all that high vs. the Milwaukee Bucks, which is surprising with the latter's injury concerns heading into tonight. Our NBA betting picks are sensing a golden opportunity for Paolo Banchero & Co.

Clippers vs Suns Odds, Picks, and Predictions Tonight: Phoenix Heats Up at Home

Apr 8, 2024 • 4:35 PM ET

After a league-wide off day, the Los Angeles Clippers and Phoenix Suns resume their push towards playoff seeding as they square off in the desert. Given the situation surrounding Kawhi Leondard's status, our NBA picks believe the Suns will pull out the win on their home court.

Celtics vs Bucks Odds, Picks, and Predictions Tonight: Can Milwaukee Right the Ship?

Apr 8, 2024 • 1:53 PM ET

With the Celtics set for the postseason, there is little reason for Boston to deploy its starters for the full four quarters against the Bucks. With Milwaukee in free-fall, this is an opportunity to get right, even if it is against a skeleton crew.

Timberwolves vs Suns Predictions, Picks, and Odds for Tonight’s NBA Game

Apr 5, 2024 • 4:34 PM ET

With the NBA regular season winding down and this a possible playoff matchup, both teams should want to make a statement. Our NBA expert Jon Metler believes the path to doing so is by getting Jusuf Nurkic involved early and often.

Best NBA Player Props Today: Coby White Comes Up Big

Apr 5, 2024 • 2:41 PM ET

Coby White's going to be leaned on tonight as the Bulls look to get a crucial win against the Knicks, who our NBA player prop picks think could force him into more of a playmaking role.

Best NBA Player Props Today: VanVleet Shares the Wealth

Apr 4, 2024 • 2:05 PM ET

A short slate of NBA action means less volume but not necessarily less value on the prop market front. Fred VanVleet might be the best of the bunch, particularly when it comes to his assists market. See who else we like on tonight's schedule.

Magic vs Pelicans Predictions, Picks, and Odds for Tonight’s NBA Game

Apr 3, 2024 • 4:06 PM ET

The Orlando Magic have the tools to shut down the New Orleans Pelicans' Zion Williamson, and that's why our NBA betting picks are focusing on a Trey Murphy player prop in this must-have matchup for both sides.

Best NBA Player Props Today: Kispert Attacks Tired Lakers

Apr 3, 2024 • 1:11 PM ET

Corey Kispert is being relied on more and more by the Washington Wizards down the stretch, and the Los Angeles Lakers enter this contest on the tail-end of a back-to-back. Our NBA betting picks will attack one of his player props with confidence.

Best NBA Player Props Today: Russ Runs Lakers Offense

Apr 2, 2024 • 4:11 PM ET

D'Angelo Russell has had somewhat of a resurgence with the Lakers this season and has become a valuable part of their offense. That's why he's highlighting our favorite NBA prop picks for tonight's slate.

Trail Blazers vs Magic Predictions, Picks, and Odds for Tonight’s NBA Game

Apr 1, 2024 • 2:21 PM ET

With just eight games left in a miserable season, the Trailblazers are trying to find out which pieces they can build around next year. Our NBA picks believe Dalano Banton has the most to gain with increased usage and a larger role offensively.

Best NBA Player Props Today: Harris Helps Out

Apr 1, 2024 • 10:41 AM ET

The NBA regular season is winding down at a rapid rate, but our NBA picks are still trucking along. For tonight's slate we have a trio of assist props, highlighted by Gary Harris against Portland.

Clippers vs Magic Predictions, Picks, and Odds for Tonight’s NBA Game

Mar 29, 2024 • 3:17 PM ET

The Magic enter tonight's contest off of an ugly offenseive performnce where they failed to reach 95 points. Our NBA expert believes changes are coming offensively, and one particular player will have plenty of opportunity to create for others.

Best NBA Player Props Today: Green Continues to Create for Houston

Mar 29, 2024 • 11:59 AM ET

Sportsbooks have yet to adjust to Jalen Green's assists prop, and the Houston Rockets guard should thrive as the driving force against the Utah Jazz tonight. Read more in Jon Metler's daily NBA player props.

Best NBA Player Props Today: Murphy Murks the Bucks From Deep

Mar 28, 2024 • 11:21 AM ET

There's an expanded role for Trey Murphy III in the Pelicans offense tonight, and our NBA player prop picks for Thursday are tabbing the NOP swingman to make the most of the opportunity.

Warriors vs Magic Predictions, Picks, and Odds for Tonight’s NBA Game

Mar 27, 2024 • 3:35 PM ET

The Golden State Warriors are desperate for a win as the Rockets are hounding them for the last Play-In spot, and our NBA picks believe Trayce Jackson-Davis will put in the work when he's called upon against Orlando.

Best NBA Player Props Today: Houston Duo Dimes Against OKC Defense

Mar 27, 2024 • 2:21 PM ET

While Jalen Green has been lighting up teams of late, OKC's defense could force him to facilitate more with the teams facing off tonight. Extended minutes could mean the same for teammate Dillon Brooks — read more in our NBA props below.

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