The 2020-21 NBA Playoffs continue on Tuesday, June 15 with an exciting Game 5 matchup between the Milwaukee Bucks and Brooklyn Nets. This series is tied 2-2, and tonight's winner will gain a serious edge in advancing to the Eastern Conference Finals.
Here's a look at the three best player prop bets heading into Game 5, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.
Bucks vs Nets Player Props
1. Kevin Durant - Points: Under 35.5 (-116)
The story of tonight's game will be the Nets' injuries, as Kyrie Irving has been ruled out ahead of Game 5. That leaves Kevin Durant as the likely last one standing from Brooklyn's Big 3. However, a huge scoring night isn't a given. KD recorded more than 36-plus points only six times over 35 regular season appearances, and he's hit that mark just twice in nine postseason games thus far. The potential for James Harden to also make his return on Tuesday makes the under on Durant much more attractive.
2. Giannis Antetokounmpo - Assists: Under 5.5 (-144)
Giannis Antetokounmpo is making his presence felt in the scoring (26.6 PPG) and rebounding (13.5 RPG) departments, but his playmaking numbers aren't on the same level. Antetokounmpo has just one game with double-digit assists this playoffs and is averaging 5.5 APG over eight contests so far. Against the Nets, his APG have fallen to 3.3, with the two-time MVP failing to record more than 4 assists in the first four games of the series. It's clear Giannis' role for Milwaukee is to shoulder the scoring burden rather than rack up assists.
3. Brook Lopez - Rebounds: Over 6.5 (-106)
Brook Lopez reemerged as a factor for the Bucks during their two recent wins. Lopez has only scored a combined 9 points over his last two games, but he played 30-plus minutes in both contests thanks to his impact on the boards. Lopez comes into Game 5 with two straight games of 11 rebounds, and he should continue to feast as Brooklyn lacks a strong interior presence. His rebounding and minutes trending upward make the over here especially appealing.
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