The Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks square off in Game 5 with Giannis Antetokounmpo out for the home team due to a knee injury. The Bucks will look to maintain home-court advantage while the Hawks try to set up an opportunity to clinch the series in Game 6 in Atlanta.
Here are the most popular player props among bettors for Game 5.
Jrue Holiday over 23.5 points (-121)
With Antetokounmpo out, it makes sense for bettors to back Holiday. He’s been fine in the series, averaging 20.0 points per game. The guard did go for 33 in the opener and should be more involved as a scorer Thursday night.
Khris Middleton over 2.5 3-pointers (-143)
Middleton is Milwaukee’s second star and could be considered the best player on the floor even if the Hawks have Trae Young available. The guard is a marksman from deep, but is struggling in this series so far. He’s taking 8.8 attempts per game and should get even more shots with Antetokounmpo out. Middleton is a good bet to make three triples.
PJ Tucker over 5.5 points (+100)
Tucker is not someone you’d think of as a scorer, but bettors like this prop at + odds and a low line. The forward is only averaging 4.0 points per game, but had eight in Game 4 when Antetokoumpo missed most of the second half.
John Collins over 8.5 rebounds (-120)
Collins is a monster on the glass, averaging 9.5 rebounds per game. The Hawks are a superb rebounding team and Collins is a big reason why, so this prop makes sense for bettors. Clint Capela will take away a decent amount of rebounds, but Collins should pay off on this wager.
Jrue Holiday under 10.5 assists (-155)
It appears the public expects Holiday to be more assertive as a scorer tonight. The guard is averaging 9.5 assists per game in the series and has hit double-digit assist totals twice in the four games. Even though the public expects Holiday to score, he will still be responsible for getting others involved. This is a risky prop for bettors.
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