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3 Best Prop Bets for Bucks vs Pelicans NBA Game Tonight

Isaiah De Los Santos
Best NBA prop bets for Bucks vs Pelicans game tonight.
Best NBA prop bets for Bucks vs Pelicans game tonight. / Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

The Milwaukee Bucks will face the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday night as two of the NBA's brightest stars square off, with all eyes on Giannis Antetokounmpo and Zion Williamson. Both athletic freaks of nature will hope to will their teams to victory, although that's proven to be a rare occurrence for the Pelicans this year.

With that in mind, here are the three best prop bets for this Bucks-Pelicans clash, per odds from FanDuel Sportsbook.

1. Giannis Antetokounmpo - Points: Over 27.5 (-116)

The two-time MVP has continued to destroy opposing defenses this season, averaging 26.8 points per game. He'll get a matchup against a Pelicans squad that has no defender who can give him problems, having a size advantage over Brandon Ingram and being more agile than Steven Adams. New Orleans is allowing the 11th-most PPG this season (111.1), so expect Giannis to pour in buckets on Friday.

2. Jrue Holiday - Assists: Over 5.5 (-102)

Jrue Holiday's assist numbers have been down this season, but he's also getting used to a new role on a new team. And he's been great at dishing the ball as of late, hitting 6 or more assists in three of his last four games. Facing his old team, the guard will surely want to show them what they're missing out on. Plus, the Pelicans are allowing the second-most assists per game this season (26.9).

3. Zion Williamson - Points: Over 22.5 (-112)

The second-year forward is starting to turn it on to close out the month of January, with Williamson averaging 27.0 PPG over his last six contests. That includes 32 and 27 points in back to back games against the Utah Jazz, who are allowing the third-fewest PPG in the league. He should have little problems scoring on a Bucks defense that is giving up 110.8 points per contest.

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