3 Best NBA Prop Bets Today for Pelicans vs. Clippers (Valenciunas, Jackson, Morris Primed For Big Games)

Marcus Morris has been firing away from deep and is primed for a big game against the Pelicans tonight
Marcus Morris has been firing away from deep and is primed for a big game against the Pelicans tonight / Katelyn Mulcahy/GettyImages

The Los Angeles Clippers host the New Orleans Pelicans tonight at 10:00 PM EST in the Play-In Tournament for the right to advance to the NBA playoffs.

WynnBET Sportsbook has the Clippers favored by four and Peter Dewey has you covered with a preview for the game, but there's a few prop bets that caught my eye as well.

In a do-or-die contest, let's check out the best prop bets for tonight's Pelicans vs Clippers matchup. As always, all odds are courtesy of WynnBET.

3 Best Prop Bets for Pelicans vs Clippers

Jonas Valenciunas Over 12.5 Rebounds (-130)

This is a huge number and Valenciunas hasn't hit double-digit rebounds in three straight, but he's well-positioned to have a huge performance today. Over the last 15 games, the Pelicans rank No. 1 in the NBA in rebound percentage while the Clippers are 25th. Los Angeles just doesn't have the bodies down low to slow down the Pelicans big man and we saw that play out in the regular season.

In four regular season matchups between these teams, Valenciunas had 53 total rebounds and cleared this prop three times. I expect New Orleans to force the Clippers into difficult shots and expect a lot of rebound opportunities. Valenciunas will play heavy minutes and should clear this prop for the fourth time in five games against Los Angeles.

Reggie Jackson 25+ Points + Assists (+140)

Herb Jones will be tasked with slowing down Paul George and he's become one of the best defenders in the league. Jones held George to 5/15 shooting and frequently forced the ball out of his hands when these teams played two weeks ago. If George is going to be slowed down, that means a healthy dose of Reggie Jackson.

Jackson is in a bit of a slump and hasn't cleared this prop in three straight contests, but he should be able to take advantage of a Pelicans backcourt that struggles defensively. Guards have routinely lit New Orleans up and with the offensive running more through Jackson than normal, I expect a huge performance from him.

Marcus Morris Sr. 2+ Three's (+100)

Morris has hit this prop in two of his last three and has been firing away from deep, averaging 6.7 three-point attempts per game in that stretch.

He hit four of six against the Pelicans when they played two weeks ago and had nine attempts from deep when they played in February. It's clear the Clippers' strategy against New Orleans involves a heavy dose of Morris, and I love his chances to clear this prop against them yet again.

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