clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Best Bucks player prop bets in Game 2 of 2021 NBA Finals vs. Suns

We go over the best player prop bets on DraftKings Sportsbook to consider for the Milwaukee Bucks heading into Game 2 of the 2021 NBA Finals.

Khris Middleton of the Milwaukee Bucks shoots against Deandre Ayton of the Phoenix Suns during the second half in Game One of the NBA Finals at Phoenix Suns Arena on July 06, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona.  Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

The Milwaukee Bucks are in a must-win situation on Thursday night in Game 2 of the 2021 NBA Finals vs. the Phoenix Suns. After getting Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) back in the lineup, Milwaukee was unable to do much on offense in a 118-105 loss in Game 1. Giannis lacked aggressiveness and his team suffered. You know who didn’t suffer? Bettors who backed a few Bucks props. Brook Lopez went O14.5 points while Khris Middleton went O25.5 points, the top 2 bet on props for Game 1 on DraftKings Sportsbook.

Let’s take a look at some player props on DKSB for the Bucks for Game 2 on Thursday.

Milwaukee Bucks, Game 2 player props

Giannis Antetokounmpo O26.5 point (-113)

I’ll start this off by saying this feels like an “All-in on Giannis” type of situation in Game 2. He looked fine in Game 1 but you could tell he was a bit timid coming back from the knee injury after missing a week. I expect Giannis to be much more aggressive in Game 2. He only took 11 shots! I mean, come on, you’re a two-time MVP in your first Finals game! So yes, Giannis doing more in the paint would go a long way. If we look back to the second round, Giannis scored at least 30 points in each game following a loss to the Nets. I view this as a similar situation.

Khris Middleton O2.5 3-pointers (-139)

This line may end up being one of the more popular player props for Game 2 when we get that info before the game. Middleton was forced to take on more of the scoring load with Giannis struggling and Jrue Holiday not being much of a factor. There’s no real reason to believe Middleton won’t continue to chuck, especially if the Bucks get down again in Game 2. He took 12 outside shots on Tuesday and hit 5 of them. The volume alone makes this prop a pretty safe one.

Giannis Antetokounmpo to outscore Devin Booker (+110)

The only reason Booker got to 27 points in Game 1 was because he got some calls and got to the line. The Bucks did a good job disrupting Booker, holding him to 8-of-21 shooting and 1-of-8 from downtown. Really, this bet would have less to do with Booker and more to do with Giannis having a big game. CP3 took over in Game 2 and we could see that again. Antetokounmpo will almost definitely take more shots in Game 2. I think this will be a close call but give me the juice on Giannis.

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL).Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER (NJ/WV/PA/MI), 1-800-9-WITH-IT (IN), 1-800-522-4700 (NH/CO), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-888-532-3500 (VA) or call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN).21+ (18+ NH). CO/IL/IN/IA/NH/NJ/PA/TN/VA/WV/MI only. Eligibility restrictions apply. See for full terms and conditions.