Monday’s Best NBA Player Props: Betting Lou Williams Points, More
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- Monday's five-game NBA slate features two player prop bets offering value
- This piece will focus on Celtics C Al Horford and Clippers G Lou Williams
Monday’s best NBA player props focus on two of the slate’s five games:
- Brooklyn Nets at Boston Celtics: 7:30 p.m. ET
- Atlanta Hawks at Los Angeles Clippers: 10:30 p.m. ET on NBATV
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.
Celtics C Al Horford
The Pick: Over 12.5 points (-125)
Horford is coming off big back-to-back performances, scoring at least 16 points in each game. Now he’s in a dream spot against the Nets.
Brooklyn has been awful against opposing centers all season, allowing the third-most points per game to the position. The Celtics will also be without Kyrie Irving, and Horford has seen a slight usage bump in games with Irving out of the lineup this season.
The combination of matchup and injuries makes this a really appealing spot for Horford. I like the over up to -160.
Clippers G Lou Williams
The Pick: Over 20.5 points (-125)
Williams is about one thing and one thing only: Getting buckets. And he’s in an elite spot to do that against the Hawks.
Atlanta has played at the fastest pace in the league and rank just 26th in defensive efficiency, which is a good formula for allowing a ton of points. And unsurprisingly, the Clippers’ implied team total of 119.5 is the top mark on the slate.
Williams should also see a boost in value with Danilo Gallinari out of the lineup. He’s seen a usage bump of +1.3% with Gallo off the court this season, which is the second-highest mark on the time.
I love Williams’ scoring prospects today and would play this prop up to -150.