Monday’s Best NBA Player Props: Betting Jusuf Nurkic Points, More
Pictured: Jusuf Nurkic
- Monday's eight-game slate features three NBA player props offering value
- This piece will focus on Spurs G Derrick White, Grizzlies F Kyle Anderson and Blazers C Jusuf Nurkic.
Monday’s best NBA player props focus three of the slate’s eight games:
- San Antonio Spurs at Detroit Pistons: 7 p.m. ET
- Memphis Grizzlies at New Orleans Pelicans: 8 p.m. ET
- New York Knicks at Portland Trail Blazers: 10 p.m. ET
As a reminder, you can dig deeper on these and many other prop bets by using our FantasyLabs NBA Player Props Tool. It leverages our projections against five of the most popular online sportsbooks and grades each prop on a scale of one to 10.
Spurs G Derrick White
The Pick: Over 9.5 points (-135 at Bovada)
White has emerged as a key member of the Spurs’ rotation recently, logging at least 27.1 minutes in each of the past seven games. He’s also been a scoring machine, tallying at least 10 points in each of those contests — including at least 19 points in each of his past three games.
White should benefit from the absence of Rudy Gay on Monday, too. White has seen a usage bump of +2.9% with Gay off the court this season, so he should see a few extra scoring opportunities against the Pistons
White is the latest player to seemingly come out of nowhere to make an impact in San Antonio. I like the over up to -170.
Grizzlies F Kyle Anderson
The Pick: Over six rebounds (-145 at Bovada)
Anderson has averaged 6.2 rebounds per game this season, so this line seems about right on the surface. That said, Anderson has seen a big boost in playing time recently, seeing at least 37.5 minutes in three of his past five games. And the Grizzlies will be without Dillon Brooks on Monday night, so Anderson should be locked into a big workload.
He’s also in an elite spot against the Pelicans, who have played at the sixth-fastest pace this season. The Grizzlies are the slowest paced team in the league, so this is a massive pace-up opportunity. There should be a lot more shot attempts than in a typical Grizzlies’ game, which should give Anderson a few extra opportunities on the glass.
This is the only prop currently with a Bet Quality of 10 in our props tool, making it the strongest of the day (as of writing). I’d play this up to -180.
Blazers C Jusuf Nurkic
The Pick: Over 16.5 points (-115 at Bovada)
This line doesn’t make much sense to me.
Nurkic has been excellent recently, scoring at least 21 points in five of his past six games, and he benefits from a juicy matchup against the Knicks, who currently rank just 29th in defensive efficiency. The Blazers’ resulting implied team total of 116.75 is also the top mark on the slate.
The Knicks have been torched specifically in the paint this season, allowing a league-high 53.1 points per game. I like Nurkic to torch the Knicks’ soft interior, so I’d play this prop up to -150.