3 Best Prop Bets for Bucks vs Nets NBA Game on FanDuel Sportsbook

Larry Rupp
Best Milwaukee Bucks vs Brooklyn Nets prop bets for NBA game on Friday, January 7, 2022.
Best Milwaukee Bucks vs Brooklyn Nets prop bets for NBA game on Friday, January 7, 2022. / Elsa/GettyImages

Friday's NBA schedule has nine games, including an exciting clash between the Milwaukee Bucks and Brooklyn Nets. The Nets are a 4.5-point home favorite and the over/under is set at 233 points.

Here's three of the best prop bets for the Bucks-Nets game, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.

Bucks-Nets Prop Bets

1. Kevin Durant - Made Threes: Under 2.5 (-156)

Kevin Durant is in the midst of another All-Star season, but most of his scoring is coming from within the paint. He still has the ability to knock down a three pointer at any given time. However, he is only averaging 1.9 long balls made per game on 5.1 attempts. He has nailed over 2.5 three-pointers in just three of his last 18 games and this does not line up to be the game in which he bucks that trend. Milwaukee is giving up an opponent three point percentage of just 34.1% (No. 9 in NBA).

2. Giannis Antetokounmpo - Rebounds: Over 11.5 (-128)

Even though he missed the Bucks' last game due to a non-COVID illness, Giannis Antetokounmpo is set to be on the court for this Eastern Conference showdown. He will be facing a Nets' defense that is allowing the ninth-highest opponent defensive rebounding percentage in the NBA (78.7%). Keep in mind that Antetokounmpo has also cleared this number in three of his last five games played. He logged 14 rebounds when he last played Brooklyn back on opening night and took constant advantage of their lack of size in the paint. The Greek Freak should be all over the boards again, leading to this over cashing with ease.

3. First Half Spread: Milwaukee Bucks +2.5 (-110)

Outside of player props, it would be smart to target the Bucks in the first half. Brooklyn has had a tough time coming out of the gate hot given they are 14-21-1 against the spread (ATS) in the first half of games this season. Meanwhile, the Bucks are 25-15 ATS in the same category, which includes a 12-8 ATS mark in road games. Milwaukee should be motivated to show why they are the reigning champions and keep it close with the Nets in front of a raucous crowd in the Barclays Center. Look for the Bucks to ride that intensity and finish within 2.5 points at halftime.

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