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3 Best Prop Bets for Bucks vs 76ers on Nov. 18 (Tyrese Maxey Lets It Rain From Deep)

Larry Rupp
Bucks vs 76ers prop bets for Friday's NBA game on Nov. 18, 2022.
Bucks vs 76ers prop bets for Friday's NBA game on Nov. 18, 2022. / AP Photos/Matt Slocum
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The 2022-23 NBA season is in full swing with another 11 matchups set for action on Friday night. One of those battles features the Milwaukee Bucks (11-3) and Philadelphia 76ers (7-7) in a showdown between Eastern Conference title threats.

Here are three of the best prop bets for the Bucks-76ers game, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook's NBA odds.

Bucks vs 76ers Player Props

1. Tyrese Maxey - Made Threes: Over 2.5 (+102)

This prop bet comes down to volume. The 76ers will be without James Harden again on Friday night as he nurses a foot injury, which means Tyrese Maxey will have the ball in his hands a ton when he is on the floor. Maxey is averaging 7.2 three-point attempts per game over Philadelphia's last five contests. He is also set to face a Milwaukee defense that is allowing an opponent three-point shooting percentage of 39.2% over its last three games. Without Jrue Holiday on the court, the Bucks will likely turn to Jevon Carter and MarJon Beauchamp to guard Maxey. That's a matchup the former Kentucky standout can exploit with his speed and quick shot release.

2. Brook Lopez - Made Threes: Over 1.5 (-160)

Much like Maxey, Brook Lopez should see a ton of scoring opportunities in this game. Khris Middleton and Wesley Matthews remain out alongside Holiday. The Bucks will be missing their best three-point shooters and Lopez stepped up on Wednesday by draining 7 of his 9 attempts from beyond the arc. The veteran big man has sinked at least a pair of three-pointers in four of his last six games and has never been afraid to chuck up a shot. That mentality should come in handy against a Philadelphia defense he torched for 4 three-pointers back on October 20. Bettors afraid to take on the juiced odds here can switch gears to 3+ made threes at +200 odds.

3. Giannis Antetokounmpo - Points: Under 29.5 (-115)

It's never fun to fade one of the most exciting players in basketball, but this is not a stellar matchup for Giannis Antetokounmpo. Joel Embiid is coming off of his best defensive effort of the season as he racked up 7 blocks against the Utah Jazz on Sunday. Giannis also put up only 21 points on 9-of-16 shooting in his first matchup against the 76ers this season. Philadelphia allows just 46.0 points in the paint per game (T-No. 9 in NBA) and has a rested Embiid ready to go. Giannis is going to have to rely on his mid-range jumper more often than usual on Friday night, so seeing him drop 30 points for the first time since November 2 would be surprising.

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Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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