Bucks vs. Suns: The best Giannis prop bets for Game 5

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July 17th, 2021

A pivotal Game 5 will take place in the desert on Saturday night (9:00 p.m. ET, ABC) as the Milwaukee Bucks visit the Phoenix Suns. The Bucks are the underdogs, so they’ll need yet another huge performance from superstar forward Giannis Antetokounmpo if they expect to take a 3-2 NBA Finals edge to Wisconsin.

We have a litany of available prop wagers on Giannis for Game 5, so let’s not waste any more time and dive right into the action.  

Sun, July 18 2021, 1:10 AM

PHO Suns






O 219

MIL Bucks






U 219

Over/Under 33.5 points

Giannis surprisingly scored “only” 26 points in the Bucks’ Game 4 victory, recording his fewest made field goals (11) and free throws (four) since returning from injury in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

But his performances in Games 2 and 3 of this series were the stuff of legends. After dropping 42 points in defeat in the former, Giannis backed that effort up with 41 points in what felt like a must-win game in the latter.

This line is ambitious, but bettors shouldn’t be bearish on “The Greek Freak” at this point.

Pick: Over

Over/Under 13.5 rebounds

As usual, Giannis has the highest available rebound line in the prop wagering market. However, the 13.5-rebound line is awfully ambitious, even for a former NBA Defensive Player of the Year.

Giannis has averaged fewer than 13 rebounds per game in this postseason, and only 11 per game during the regular season. He should record yet another double-double, but will probably fall just short of the Over in this department.

Pick: Under

Over/Under 5.5 assists

Giannis’ assist line is set a bit higher than usual here after he notched six assists in Game 3 and eight in Game 4. But since a 15-assist outburst in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Miami Heat, Giannis has been held in check in this department in road playoff games.

He’s failed to top five assists in eight straight postseason tilts away from home, averaging just four dimes per game in that span. Expect Giannis to stick to his strongest suits in this pivotal Game 5, and dip under 5.5 assists on Saturday night.

Pick: Under