The Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks face each other in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Tuesday night in Atlanta. The Bucks are coming off a win in Game 3 thanks to a big night from Khris Middleton, who scored 20 of his 38 points in the fourth quarter. The big question mark heading into Game 4 is the status of PG Trae Young, who is questionable due to a bone bruise on his foot. Young will almost certainly play, but the injury could hold him back a bit.
Update: Trae Young has been ruled out for Game 4 vs. the Bucks due to a bone bruise, ESPN is reporting prior to the game.
Here we’re going to take a look at the top 5 most popular player prop bets via the public on DraftKings Sportsbook.
Giannis Antetokounmpo to record a double-double (-480)
Giannis Antetokounmpo to not record a double-double (+325)
Trae Young over 2.5 3-pointers made (-143)
Giannis Antetokounmpo to record a triple-double (+1200)
Jrue Holiday under 19.5 points scored (-122)
So there’s clearly a lot of action on Giannis props for this game. We’ve seen the Hawks drop two games in the second round only to come back when we thought they’d kind of lay over and let the Sixers take control of the series. We can’t underestimate ATL. Still, the Bucks will need a big game from Antetokounmpo because relying on Middleton again seems foolish.
There’s some conflict on whether or not Giannis can get to a double-double. It’s odd there’s action on him not to get a double-double considering he’s done so in 13 of 14 playoff games in 2021. The Bucks would be wise to run some lineups featuring Giannis at center with how ineffective Brook Lopez has been in the postseason. If that’s the case, another double-double seems likely.
If Young plays, he likely won’t be held back minutes-wise in a must-win game for the Hawks. Going down 3-1 heading back to Milwaukee would not bode well. So Young should get the minutes and usage for him to get to 3 treys tonight. The Holiday under isn’t a bad prop to pair in a parlay along with Young’s line. Both of those feel pretty safe and we could see a lower scoring contest or one-sided bout if Young is held back at all.
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