Best NBA Prop Bets Today for Jazz vs. Clippers (Back Lauri Markkanen, Jarred Vanderbilt on Monday)

Utah Jazz forward Jarred Vanderbilt.
Utah Jazz forward Jarred Vanderbilt. / Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Clippers host the Western Conference’s No. 1 seed, the Utah Jazz on Monday night. 

I broke down this game in our preview here, but what if you were looking to bet on some props?

Well, you’ve come to the right place, as there are three prop bets that I’m considering for this late-night matchup on Monday: 

Jazz vs. Clippers Best NBA Prop Bets Today

  • First Quarter Total Points UNDER 54.5 
  • Jarred Vanderbilt OVER 8.5 Rebounds
  • Lauri Markkanen OVER 19.5 Points

First Quarter Total Points UNDER 54.5 

Both of these teams have been solid in first quarters this season, and a big reason why is their defenses. 

The Jazz rank eighth in the NBA in first quarter defensive rating, while the Clippers clock in at No. 1 in the same statistic. 

With Mike Conley out for the Jazz and the status of Paul George in question, I wouldn’t be shocked if we saw both defenses shine early in this game. 

Jarred Vanderbilt OVER 8.5 Rebounds 

Jarred Vanderbilt has been a beast on the glass for the Jazz, averaging 8.5 boards per game this season and clearing this line in four straight contests. 

The Clippers love to go small, and it usually hurts them on the glass, ranking 20th in the NBA in rebounding percentage this season. 

Vanderbilt is a versatile big who won’t get played off the floor no matter the lineup for Los Angeles, so I love taking him to go OVER this rebounding total in what should be a defensive game. 

Lauri Markkanen OVER 19.5 Points

Lauri Markkanen has been great this season, averaging 22.3 points per game for the Jazz. 

The stretch big scored just 18 points in his first game against the Clippers this season, but he also needed just nine shots to get there. 

I think the Jazz involve him even more in the offense, especially since he’s delivered 38 and 23 points in his last two games. 

The Clippers have a lot of wings they can throw at Lauri, but he’s shown he can score at a high clip all season, even on limited attempts. If he sees 15-plus shots, he’s going to clear this number.

Find Peter Dewey’s full betting record here.

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