3 Best Prop Bets for Hawks vs Bucks NBA Playoffs Game 5 on FanDuel Sportsbook

Isaiah De Los Santos
The three best prop bets for NBA Playoffs Game 5 between the Atlanta Hawks and Milwaukee Bucks on FanDuel Sportsbook.
The three best prop bets for NBA Playoffs Game 5 between the Atlanta Hawks and Milwaukee Bucks on FanDuel Sportsbook. / Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

The Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks will clash in a pivotal Game 5 on Thursday. The series is tied at 2-2, and with both team's No. 1 option potentially sidelined, it's anyone's game.

Here's three of the best prop bets for Bucks-Hawks Game 5, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.

Hawks vs Bucks Game 5 Player Props

1. Khris Middleton - Points: Over 27.5 (-116)

Giannis Antetokounmpo's knee injury will have a major impact on Game 5. There's a very real possible he sits out or is several limited if he does suit up. That means it'll likely fall on Khris Middleton to carry this team to a win. Middleton has stepped up when needed this postseason, like dropping 38 points in Game 6 against the Brooklyn Nets to force a Game 7. Middleton also racked up 38 points earlier this series in Game 3 to lead the Bucks, which included a whopping 20 points in the fourth quarter alone. Three of Middleton's top four scoring performances have come at home this playoffs, and with Giannis' impact likely limited, Middleton should pour in buckets on Thursday.

2. John Collins - Rebounds: Over 8.5 (-128)

John Collins could benefit from multiple injuries that will shape Game 5. Aside from Antetokounmpo, Hawks teammate Clint Capela is nursing an eye injury that may jeopardize his playing status. Even one of those players sitting on Thursday should be the boost Collins needs to hit the over here. Giannis (12.7 RPG) and Capela (11.5 RPG) have been dominant on the boards this playoffs, and their potential absences would open up a ton of rebounding opportunities for Collins to cash in on.

3. Jrue Holiday - Assists: Over 9.5 (-144)

Jrue Holiday may be Milwaukee's No. 1 playmaker on Thursday if Antetokounmpo does sit. Holiday is already averaging 8.1 assists per game this playoffs, and that includes four outings with 10-plus assists over 15 contests. That's impressive for Milwaukee's clear third option on offense. With Middleton likely focused on scoring, it'll be on Holiday to set up his teammates for looks in this crucial Game 5. He's more than up to the task should Giannis be ruled out.

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