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

Isaiah De Los Santos
Best prop bets for NBA Opening Night game between the Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks.
Best prop bets for NBA Opening Night game between the Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks. / Mitchell Leff/GettyImages

The 2021-22 NBA season tips off with an exciting matchup between the Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks.

Here's three of the best prop bets for this regular season game, according to odds from FanDuel Sportsbook.

Nets vs Bucks Players Props

1. Kevin Durant - Assists: Over 4.5 (-134)

Kevin Durant has averaged at least 4.6 assists in every season dating back to the 2012-13 campaign. He kept up his playmaking last year (5.6 APG) while shouldering the scoring load (26.9 points per game) for Brooklyn. His assist numbers notably jumped in contests without Kyrie Irving, though. Durant averaged 6.9 APG last season in Irving-less games, and the star point guard is out for this matchup (and the foreseeable future). Durant will be leaned upon to make plays with one of the Nets' Big 3 out tonight.

2. Jrue Holiday - Points: Under 18.5 (-106)

Jrue Holiday saw his scoring average (17.7 PPG) drop to the lowest it's been since 2016-17 in his first year with the Bucks. Holiday is, at minimum, the third option in this offense behind Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton. Milwaukee also made moves this offseason to bolster its guard rotation by adding George Hill and deep threat Grayson Allen. Holiday will likely be relied on even less to score in the early going given the Bucks' more well-rounded roster to begin the year.

3. Patty Mills - Points: Over 8.5 (-102)

Patty Mills' scoring ability is showing no signs of falling off as he enters his age-33 season. In fact, Mills' two top seasons in terms of PPG have come in the last two camapigns. He's shot 37.9% from deep and 88.4% from the free throw line over those two seasons as well, demonstrating that his touch is still very alive. Mills will likely be Brooklyn's sixth man off of the bench and looked to provide a scoring spark with less experienced options behind him on the depth chart. Irving's absence also opens up a need for scoring that Mills is easily able to fill.

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