Friday's NBA schedule has 11 games, including an exciting clash between the New York Knicks and Milwaukee Bucks. The Bucks are a 8.5-point road favorite and the over/under is set at 216 points.
Here's three of the best prop bets for the Knicks-Bucks game, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.
Knicks vs Bucks Prop Bets Tonight
1. Julius Randle - Rebounds: Over 8.5 (-124)
The New York Knicks will have to control the boards if they want any shot at defeating the reigning NBA Champions tonight. Of course, those efforts will be spearheaded by Julius Randle. Randle is averaging a healthy 9.9 rebounds per game on the year and draws a great matchup against this Bucks' defense. Milwaukee is allowing the 10th-most opponent rebounds per game (53.9) as well as the fifth-most boards to opposing power forwards (11.2). Milwaukee also plays at the seventh-highest pace in the NBA and will likely attempt to speed the game up in front of their home crowd. That'll give Randle plenty of opportunities to cash the over on this prop.
2. Jrue Holiday - Assists: Under 6.5 (-142)
This number seems a bit too high for Jrue Holiday given he is set to play only his fifth game since returning from an ankle injury. He has racked up 7 assists in a game once during that span and his season average sits at 6.4 on the year. This doesn't line up to be a huge game for the former UCLA standout, either. New York is giving up the fifth-fewest assists to opposing point guards and are allowing just 104.4 points per game overall (No. 5 in NBA). The Knicks' defensive prowess has proven that they have no trouble shutting down players looking to dish out the ball.
3. Khris Middleton - Made Threes: Over 2.5 (+104)
This bet comes down to volume more than anything else. Khris Middleton is averaging 6.6 three-point attempts per game over his last five contests and is shooting 42.4% from beyond the arc during that span. He has nailed at least three long balls in three of his last five games. The Knicks have been stout on defense this year, but they do give up 39.1 points per game from three-pointers (T-No. 23 in NBA). Keep in mind that Middleton hit 4 of his 11 three-point attempts when he faced New York back on December 12. The 30-year-old is starting to find his groove again and that makes targeting this prop a valuable option.
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