Is Giannis Antetokounmpo Playing Today? (Latest Injury Updates and Bucks vs Pistons on Jan. 23)

Adam Taylor McKillop
Is Giannis Antetokounmpo playing tonight? Latest injury updates and news for Bucks for Pistons on Jan. 23.
Is Giannis Antetokounmpo playing tonight? Latest injury updates and news for Bucks for Pistons on Jan. 23. / (AP Photo/Jessie Alcheh)
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The Milwaukee Bucks are back in action on Monday night as they face the Detroit Pistons at 7 p.m. ET. One player's status to keep an eye on ahead of tip-off is superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo, who hasn't played since Jan. 11 because of a knee injury.

Giannis Antetokounmpo Injury Update (1/23/2023)

Things are looking up for Antetokounmpo and the Bucks. After a five-game absence, the expectation is that Giannis will return to the lineup for Monday's contest. He finds himself as probable to return.

Milwaukee has been playing things slow with its superstar, maintaining the injury was never serious but taking extra precautions. Giannis has been able to conduct workouts and weight room work despite not playing.

It would be surprising if Giannis did not play on Monday night. Considering his absence has purely been a precaution, his probable status makes it likely he takes the court.

Giannis Antetokounmpo Fantasy Outlook and Prop Bets Today

Giannis enters tonight's slate with an over/under of 28.5 points, 12.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's NBA odds. Considering his dominance of the Bucks' offense, he offers value to hit these numbers, which all hover around his season averages of 31.0 points, 11.9 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game.

Antetokounmpo is also listed as an option on FanDuel's DFS market at a price tag of $11,400. He's the highest-price player on tonight's slate, and for good reason. Averaging a ridiculous 54.5 DFS points per night, Giannis looks to right a streak of inefficient performances.

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Adam Taylor McKillop is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Adam Taylor also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username atmckillop. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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