NBA Player Props

Kevin Durant, Giannis Antetokounmpo Have Comparative Stat Predictions in Game 3

Peter Dewey
Jun 9, 2021, 1:33 PM EDT
Kevin Durant has had the upper hand against Giannis Antetokounmpo in the playoffs.
Kevin Durant has had the upper hand against Giannis Antetokounmpo in the playoffs. / Steven Ryan/Getty Images

Kevin Durant has been virtually unstoppable this postseason, and the Brooklyn Nets are out to a 2-0 series lead against the Milwaukee Bucks because of it. 

Despite Durant’s dominance, Vegas doesn’t view the Nets as favorites even after their 39-point blowout in Game 2, and WynnBET’s player props for tonight’s game suggest that Giannis Antetokounpo will outplay Durant in Game 3. 

Here’s a breakdown of the two superstar forwards’ props for tonight on WynnBET: 

Durant Points Projection: 32.5 -- Over (-104) | Under (-120)

Giannis Points Projection: 32.5 -- Over (-115) | Under (-105)

Durant Assists Projection: 5.5 -- Over (-140) | Under (+104)

Giannis Assists Projection: 5.5 -- Over (+100) | Under (-130)

Durant Rebounds Projection: 9.5 -- Over (+104) | Under (-140)

Giannis Rebounds Projection: 13.5 -- Over (+105) | Under (-140)

Despite Druant averaging 30.5 points per game in the series to Antetokounmpo’s 26.0, WynnBET predicts that the Bucks’ superstar will get some revenge in Game 3. 

Durant is averaging 32.0 points per game in the playoffs, but he seems to be the safer bet in terms of going over his point projection, as he’s scored 24 or more points in every playoff game this year including four games with 32 or more. 

As for Antetokounmpo, he was held to just 18 points, 11 rebounds and four assists in Game 2, which would mean that he would hit the under on all of his player props with a similar game Thursday. 

Personally, I think the two best bets out of these prop are the under on Durant’s assists (he’s gone over five dimes just once this postseason) and the under on Antetokounmpo’s points. 

While Giannis is an extremely capable scorer in the regular season, he averages just 23.8 points per game in his playoff career and is putting up just 24.3 per game in these playoffs. His lack of outside shooting (12.5 percent from 3-point territory) has certainly hurt, and the two-time MVP is getting to the line just 7.2 times per game this postseason, the lowest total since his age-20 season. 

Durant and the Nets are rolling, and I don’t expect a change in home court to cure all of the Bucks’ problems from the first two games of the series.