Is Giannis Antetokounmpo Playing Tonight? (Latest Injury Updates and News for Bucks vs Pacers on Jan. 27)

Isaiah De Los Santos
Is Giannis Antetokounmpo playing tonight? Latest injury updates and news for Bucks vs Pacers on Jan. 27.
Is Giannis Antetokounmpo playing tonight? Latest injury updates and news for Bucks vs Pacers on Jan. 27. / (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

The Milwaukee Bucks are back in action Friday night as they face the Indiana Pacers at 7 p.m. ET. One player's status to keep an eye on ahead of tip-off is Giannis Antetokounmpo, who's listed on the injury report due to a knee injury.

Giannis Antetokounmpo Injury Update (1/27/2023)

The latest update on Antetokounmpo is very encouraging. He's projected as probable with right knee soreness, so there shouldn't be any major concerns about him missing Friday's contest.

Of course, Milwaukee will keep an eye on Antetokounmpo in pregame warmups and exercise caution if he's not 100%. There's no point in making the issue worse, especially in a meaningless game against the sub-.500 Pacers.

Antetokounmpo just returned from a five-game absence due to this knee injury. He's looked great after the time off, putting up at least 29 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists in each of his first outings back in the lineup.

Considering how he's showing no signs of this problem affecting him, and his probable tag, it'd be a surprise if Antetokounmpo sits.

Giannis Antetokounmpo Fantasy Outlook and Prop Bets Today

Giannis has a plethora of props available tonight, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's NBA odds, which is another good sign regarding his status on Friday. His rebounding total of 13.5 is especially intriguing in this matchup. The Pacers have allowed the fifth-most RPG to opponents this season, setting the two-time MVP up for a potentially huge night on the boards. Indiana also has a few injuries in its frontcourt, which should make Antetokounmpo's life even easier in the paint. I like the over at -104 here.

Antetokounmpo is far and away the most attractive premium-priced player ($11,500) on tonight's FanDuel DFS slate. The Pacers are fantasy blessing as an opponent, ranking No. 7 in most PPG allowed, No. 5 in most APG and No. 5 in most RPG. That gives an all-around talent like Antetokounmpo massive triple-double potential in this one. A ton of points are expected with this game boasting the highest over/under among Friday's game, and Giannis figures to be at the center of the action.

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