Best NBA Prop Bets Today (Trust Fred VanVleet, Fade Steph Curry on Monday)

Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet .
Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet . / Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

The BetSided team is all in on player props for this NBA season, sharing our favorite and best prop bet picks each day during the year. 

Best NBA Prop Bets Record to Date

Here are the plays our team is eyeing for tonight’s slate with all odds via WynnBET:

Best NBA Prop Bets Today

  • LaMelo Ball OVER 18.5 Points (-110)
  • Steph Curry UNDER 23.5 Points (-105)
  • Fred VanVleet OVER 20.5 Points (-115)
  • Jae Crowder OVER 12.5 Points and Rebounds (-120)

LaMelo Ball OVER 18.5 Points (-110)

LaMelo Ball has failed to clear this line in back-to-back games, but I think he and the Hornets are due for some positive regression offensively, as I outlined in my underdog pick of the day

The Raptors are an average defense, ranking 16th in the league this season, and the bright side is that LaMelo has seen plenty of opportunities to score lately. 

Ball has cleared this line in six of his last eight games, and he’s taken 16.6 shots per game this season. LaMelo is going to get his chances, and I think we are getting some value on this prop considering his season average is at 19.6 points per game. – Peter Dewey

Steph Curry UNDER 23.5 Points (-105)

It takes some guts to bet an UNDER on a Steph Curry points total, but I think tonight is a good spot to do it. Curry and the Golden State Warriors head to Oklahoma City to take on the Thunder tonight, and it's important to note that Curry's FG% drops from 43.6% at home, to 39.9% on the road. He's also facing a Thunder team that is surprisingly good at defending the 3. 

Over each team's three games, teams are only shooting 29.6% from beyond the arc against the Thunder, which is the second best mark in the NBA. Finally, if the 12.5-point spread is any indication, this game could be a blowout. If it is, expect Curry to sit for a large portion of the second half, which would be ideal for the UNDER on his points total to hit. – Iain MacMillan

Fred VanVleet OVER 20.5 Points (-115)

Fred VanVleet is averaging over 21 points per game on the year and after a few games below the 20 point mark he has gone over this number in three straight. 

Now, he gets an up tempo Charlotte Hornets team that is shaky on the defensive side of the ball, 17th in the NBA in defensive rating since Jan. 24. The Raptors are playing their best ball of the season with FVV being named to his first All Star game and this prop isn't asking for much, just for him to keep his stellar form. Bank on it. – Reed Wallach

Jae Crowder OVER 12.5 Points and Rebounds (-120)

The Phoenix Suns head into Chicago tonight to face a Bulls team that despite playing hard, has completely punted on their defense since Alex Caruso and Lonzo Ball were both lost to injury.

In fact, Chicago's defensive rating has plummeted all the way down to 20th in the NBA after being an above-average unit through the bulk of the season.

Meanwhile, the Suns enter as a top-5 rebounding team against a Bulls squad that's currently fourth-worst in the league.

Crowder benefits the most of anyone because Chicago has no real options of guarding him at the 4. DeMar is already a defensive liability and he's been forced to play more up front with the injury to Zach LaVine and Chicago utilizing more small ball lineups. He's also averaged 15 points and rebounds over his last two games, one coming with only 24 minutes on the court in their 98-80 win over the Wizards.

Crowder gets nice minutes in what should be a straight-forward win for the Suns. WynnBET is also giving a slight discount on the number, so enjoy it while it lasts -- Ben Heisler