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Giannis puts up his first triple-double of 2020 [UPDATE]

Giannis is looking for another MVP award. He helped his case after receiving his Player of the Month Award for December.

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo drives to the basket against the Brooklyn Nets during the second half at Barclays Center. Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Giannis Antetokounmpo fantasy basketball, player prop recap vs. Bulls

Fantasy basketball stats: 28 points, 14 rebounds, 10 assists — 65.5 FPTS
Player Prop Record: 4-3

Triple double! The Bucks put away the Bulls late behind a huge fourth quarter from the Greek Freak. He shook off early foul trouble and didn’t pick up a single foul in the second half. This allowed Giannis to end his night with a 28-14-10 line and 65.5 DKFP. Milwaukee is running away with the Eastern Conference.

Third Quarter Update: The Bulls are hanging around, but the Bucks opened up their lead to 84-77. Antetokounmpo is in the mix for a triple-double, scoring 19 points to go along with 11 rebounds and six assists. Foul trouble has held him to 21 minutes, but he’s still managed to put up 42.75 DKFP. Khris Middleton is chipping in a solid effort, as he is up to 30 DKFP on a 19-4-4 line.

Second Quarter Update: Foul woes are looking like an issue for Giannis tonight. After picking up three fouls, he played limited minutes in the second quarter and is only at 14 minutes for the game. The good news for his fantasy production is that the Bucks are only up 53-52 at halftime. 24.75 DKFP is fairly weak considering his price, but he might need to play in the fourth quarter if the Bulls stick around. Four of the last five Bucks’ game have been decided by 20+ minutes, limiting the minutes Giannis has needed to play.

First Quarter Update: Giannis came close to a double-double in the first quarter with the Bucks leading 30-23. He scored eight points with five boards for 15.75 fantasy points at $11,200 on DraftKings. His price is lower than it usually is for a strong matchup vs. the Bulls, who have little frontcourt depth at the moment. We’ve looking good for the point and rebound props so far. Brook Lopez had the first field goal of the game.

Giannis Antetokounmpo is on pace to take home another MVP award with the Milwaukee Bucks on top of the NBA at 38-6. The Bucks will host the Chicago Bulls on MLK Day at Fiserv Forum at 5:00 p.m. ET. As you prepare to take in plenty of basketball, we’ll be keeping you updated on Antetokounmpo’s fantasy basketball and DFS stats, while also seeing how he does against his player props on DraftKings Sportsbook for the game. Here are the lines for Giannis:

Giannis Antetokounmpo player prop bets in Bucks vs. Bulls

Point Total: Over 30.5 (-107)
First Field Goal: +290 — Brook Lopez
3-Pointers: Over 1.5 (-115)
Rebounds: Over 12.5 (+100)
Assists: Over 5.5 (-120)
Top Point Scorer: -155
Points, Rebounds, Assists Total: Over 48.5 (-110)

*Giannis has hit the OVER in each of the bolded props

The Greek Freak ($11,200) has been running away with MVP this season and it’ll take a lot for him to lose out. He’s posting some INSANE numbers both in RL and fantasy basketball. Over the past four games, Giannis has had a usage rate above 40%. Yes 40%. Last game against the Nets it was over 50%, which is pretty much uncharted territory. Giannis has scored at least 32 points in three of the past four games and has a double-double in eight of his past 10.

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