The semifinals of the NBA In-Season Tournament will take place at T-Mobile Arena on Las Vegas tonight and the first matchup will feature Indiana Pacers battling the Milwaukee Bucks. Tipoff is set for 5 p.m. ET and the game will air on ESPN.
Below, we’ll go over some of our favorite player prop bets for this semifinal matchup, courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.
Giannis Antetokounmpo over 0.5 threes (+170)
Antetokoumpo has not been a factor from downtown this season, averaging just 1.8 attempts per game and shooting just 25% in that category. However, in what should be a high-scoring fireworks show like tonight, I think the two-time MVP can get at least one this evening.
Aaron Nesmith over 11.5 points (+100)
Nesmith has been stepping up for the Pacers off the bench this week. He dropped 20 points against the Heat last Saturday before putting up 14 in Monday’s quarterfinals against the Celtics. Both of those performances came in games where he clocked around 30 minutes of action and I’d imagine Indiana would want to utilize his production in a high-stakes game like the one it has this evening. Take the over.
Damian Lillard under 0.5 steals (+145)
Lillard has been averaging 1.1 steals per game and has four in his last three games combined. However, that sleight of hand is going to be tough to utilize against a Pacers team that is yielding just 5.8 steals per game, the lowest average in the league heading into tonight. I’ll predict that he ends tonight’s game with no steals, so take the under.