3 Best Prop Bets for Pelicans vs Clippers NBA Play-In Tournament Game on FanDuel Sportsbook
By Larry Rupp
Friday's NBA slate of Play-In Tournament games includes a showdown between the New Orleans Pelicans and Los Angeles Clippers. FanDuel Sportsbook is currently listing the Clippers as the 4-point home favorites over the Pelicans.
Here's three of the best prop bets for the Pelicans-Clippers game, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.
Pelicans vs Clippers Player Props
1. Jonas Valanciunas - Points: Over 19.5 (-106)
Everyone is going to be tuning in to watch Brandon Ingram and CJ McCollum knock down jumpers, but keep an eye on Jonas Valanciunas' efforts in the paint. The New Orleans big man scored 22 points (9-for-14) on Wednesday night and has a history of dominating the Clippers. In fact, Valanciunas is averaging 22.8 points across four matchups against LA this season, which includes a 39-point outburst in November. It makes sense given the Clippers allow the sixth-most points to opposing centers this season. Everything lines up for Valanciunas to bully Ivica Zubac on the stat sheet in this one.
2. Paul George - Made Threes: Over 3.5 (-104)
Paul George made his triumphant return from an elbow injury back on March 29 and has not been afraid to shoot from long range. The seven-time All-Star has drained at least 4 three-pointers in four of his last six games and is averaging a whopping 8.7 attempts from beyond the arc during that span. There's no reason to believe he won't take advantage of a New Orleans team that allows fifth-highest opponent three-point percentage in the NBA this season (36.5%). George is a lock to see 40-plus minutes in this one and have the ball in his hand nearly every single possession. Keep riding the hot hand.
3. Marcus Morris - Points + Rebounds + Assists: Under 18.5 (-125)
While betting on players to underperform on the biggest stage is not always the best idea, Marcus Morris has simply struggled as of late. The 11-year pro has not tallied over 18.5 points, rebounds and assists (PRA) in five of his last seven games. More importantly, Morris' role on this team has been as a spot-up shooter. He is only averaging 4.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists on the year, which means this prop bet relies solely on his ability to get buckets. That's not good news considering his is shooting just 35.5% from the floor over his last three outings. Trust the numbers here.
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