NBA Playoff Props: Giannis Antetokounmpo Returns To The Spotlight On Sunday

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We're targeting two player props for Bucks' star Giannis Antetokounmpo during Sunday's NBA Playoff games. (Photo by Melissa Tamez/Icon Sportswire)

Bettors can find Sunday NBA playoff props in addition to NBA odds and lines at the industry’s sportsbooks. Opening-round action continues with a trio of contests: Atlanta Hawks vs. Miami Heat, Brooklyn Nets vs. Boston Celtics, and Chicago Bulls vs. Milwaukee Bucks.

Each matchup features some of the game’s premier stars, including Trae Young, Kevin Durant, Jayson Tatum, and Giannis Antetokounmpo. We’ll focus on those four All-Stars in today’s look at Sunday’s prop offerings.

Here’s a look at point spreads, totals, and player props for Sunday’s three-game slate.

Atlanta Hawks vs. Miami Heat Player Props

Trae Young ‘Over’ 27.5 Points (-110, FanDuel)

The Heat will grind opponents to a nub defensively and make things a slog for someone like Young. Sunday’s matchup will be more challenging for Young than the final two matchups versus the Heat in the regular season. However, he did go ‘over’ 27.5 in both of those contests, doing so on only 15 shots in one of them. The sledding will be tough for Young on Sunday, but he stands to handle a heavy shot load throughout the series.

Brooklyn Nets vs. Boston Celtics Player Props

Kevin Durant ‘Over’ 2.5 Threes (+120, DraftKings)

Durant hitting three three-pointers would mark an above-average performance in this department. He’s averaging 5.5 attempts on the season at a 38.3 percent clip. However, since returning from injury in early March, he’s averaged 6.3 attempts from distance. A play on Durant here is about the expectation of volume. In a playoff game in which the Nets are underdogs, it’s reasonable to expect Durant to put a little extra on his shoulders.

Jayson Tatum ‘Over’ 3.5 Threes (+105, DK)

Four three-pointers made is a steep target, even for a player of Tatum’s caliber. However, given his form, opponent, and the plus-money odds, it’s not a bad direction for bettors to lean. Tatum attempted a staggering 15 three-pointers — and hit eight — en route to 55 points in his March 6th meeting with Brooklyn. He’s attempted double-digit three-pointers seven times overall during that span. The Nets are hardly a defensive juggernaut, so another high volume of shots from beyond the arc should be in the cards.

Chicago Bulls vs. Milwaukee Bucks Player Props

Giannis Antetokounmpo ‘Under’ 32.5 Points (-106, FD)

FanDuel is posting an aggressive number here considering Antetokounmpo averages 29.9 points on the season. He’s been even more prolific since the beginning of March, averaging 31.5 points. While Antetokounmpo is more than capable of soaring into the mid-30s, he and the Bucks are expecting a deep playoff run. It stands to reason that they’ll allow Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday, among others, to carry a healthy portion of the load in the playoffs’ early stages.

Giannis Antetokounmpo ‘Over’ 5.5 Assists (+110, DK)

Antetokounmpo is averaging 5.8 assists on the season, so reaching six dimes is well within his skillset. Bettors buying the idea of Milwaukee making a concerted effort to spread the scoring workload may lean ‘over’ in this spot. The Bulls are bottom third in defensive rating, so there will be space for the Bucks’ supporting cast to put the ball in the basket with Antetokounmpo’s assistance.

Also read: Live NBA Playoff Betting Odds

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Craig Williams

Craig Williams

Craig Williams is a Charlotte-based writer for Gaming Today, who has worked professionally in the gaming, fantasy sports, and sports business industries. He’s an avid fantasy football player, managing over 100 leagues across multiple formats. When he’s not pouring over Vegas odds and statistics, he’s indulging in soccer and enjoys anything from LigaMX to Champions League.

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