3 Best Prop Bets for Bulls vs Bucks NBA Playoff Game 1 on FanDuel Sportsbook (April 17)

Larry Rupp
Three best Chicago Bulls vs Milwaukee Bucks prop bets for NBA Playoff game on Sunday, April 17, 2022.
Three best Chicago Bulls vs Milwaukee Bucks prop bets for NBA Playoff game on Sunday, April 17, 2022. / Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

Sunday's NBA slate of Playoff games includes an exciting showdown between the Chicago Bulls and Milwaukee Bucks. FanDuel Sportsbook is currently listing the Bucks as the 10.5-point home favorites over the Bulls.

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

Bulls vs Bucks Player Props

1. Brook Lopez - Rebounds: Over 4.5 (-124)

The Bulls simply do not have enough size to match up with the Bucks' depth and Nikola Vucevic can only do so much in the paint. Giannis is going to get his usual numbers, which makes targeting Brook Lopez the smarter bet here. The veteran big man has posted at least 5 rebounds in two of his last three games and should see upward of 25-plus minutes in this one. That bodes well considering Chicago allows an opponent defensive rebounding percentage of 79.6% (No. 28 in NBA). Milwaukee also owns the third-best offensive rebounding percentage in the league (21.4%). Lopez will have opportunities on both sides of the floor to cash this.

2. Alex Caruso - Points: Under 7.5 (-120)

There's no guarantee that Alex Caruso sees more than 25 minutes tonight considering the fact that he has missed the last three games due to a lingering back injury. Keep in mind Caruso has also scored less than 8 points in each of the last five games. His best efforts on the court come from his defensive tenacity and ability to dish out the basketball. The Bucks allow the fourth-fewest points in the paint per game (43.6), which means Caruso is going to have to nail his jump shots. That's not good news given his disappointing 39.8% shooting percentage on the year.

3. Khris Middleton - Made Threes: Over 2.5 (+100)

Grabbing Khris Middleton to drain at least three shots from beyond the arc at plus odds seems like a steal. The All-Star sharpshooter cashed the over on this number in eight of his first 10 playoff games in 2021 and draws a perfect matchup tonight. The Bulls allow an opponent three-point shooting percentage of 36.6% (No. 27 in NBA) and recently gave up three three-pointers to Middleton back on April 5. He put up a whooping 10 attempts from long range during that game and it's not unrealistic to expect a similar strategy on Sunday's contest. Trust the numbers and back the over here.

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