3 Best Prop Bets for Bucks vs 76ers NBA Game on FanDuel Sportsbook (Oct. 20)
The Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers will clash on Thursday night in a potential Eastern Conference playoff preview. Philadelphia is coming off a 126-117 loss to the Boston Celtics on Tuesday, while this will be the season opener for Milwaukee.
With plenty of star power on both sides, here are the three best NBA prop bets for this Bucks-76ers game, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook's NBA odds.
Bucks vs 76ers Player Props
1. James Harden Over 22.5 Points (-113)
We'll start with a no-brainer. Harden blew this prop out of the water on Tuesday, pouring in 35 points against a Celtics defense that allowed the fewest points in the NBA last year. Milwaukee's defense is solid, but allowed the 12th-most points per game last year and isn't nearly as good as Boston's. Harden netted 32 points the last time he faced the Bucks and remains one of the most gifted scorers in basketball at age 33. After putting up a 27.2% usage rate in the opener, look for him to be heavily involved in Philadelphia's offense again as the 76ers try to keep up with Giannis Antetokounmpo and co.
2. Tobias Harris 6+ Rebounds (-106)
Harris had a quiet night on the boards in his season debut, managing just 2 rebounds against Boston. Look for that figure to bounce back closer to his career average of 6.2 per game on Thursday. Harris has been a consistent rebounder over the last few years, averaging at least 6.8 boards per game in each of the last four seasons. Given that he's only 30 years old and played 34 minutes in the opener, there's no reason why he shouldn't be more active on the glass on Thursday, especially after tallying 19 rebounds in two games against Milwaukee last year.
3. Giannis Antetokounmpo Under 50.5 Points+Rebounds+Assists (-122)
It's tough to bet the under on Antetokounmpo for anything, but this prop feels a bit high. Giannis averaged 47.0 combined points, rebounds and assists per game last year, so the under provides some wiggle room. He also might struggle to get in a groove against a 76ers defense that allowed the ninth-fewest points per game in the NBA last season, especially if the Bucks' offense takes a little while to gel in their season opener. If this game was later in the season we'd feel more confident about the over, but for now we recommend a more conservative approach given the uncertainty.
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