Bucks vs. Knicks best NBA prop bets for Christmas Day (Bet on Jalen Brunson)

Breaking down the best prop bets to bet in the New York Knicks' Christmas Day game against the Milwaukee Bucks.

New York Knicks guard Jalen Brunson.
New York Knicks guard Jalen Brunson. / Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
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The New York Knicks and Milwaukee Bucks face off on Christmas Day for the fourth time this season and the second time in as many games. 

New York has yet to beat Milwaukee this season, so my favorite bets in this game are coming in the prop market. 

With Jalen Brunson dominating against the Bucks this season, he’s a great target in the prop market on Monday.

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Bucks vs. Knicks best NBA prop bets

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo OVER 32.5 points
  • Jalen Brunson OVER 26.5 points
  • RJ Barrett UNDER 17.5 points

Giannis Antetokounmpo OVER 32.5 points

This is a great matchup for Giannis Antetokounmpo, although he did go under this in the Bucks’ win over the Knicks on Saturday. 

With Mitchell Robinson and Jericho Sims out, the Knicks severely lack size on the inside, as they are forced to play Taj Gibson as their backup center. 

Gibson simply isn’t enough to handle Antetokounmpo in the paint, and the Bucks star did have 35 in a meeting earlier this season with the Knicks. I like him to go OVER on Monday. 

Jalen Brunson OVER 26.5 points

Jalen Brunson was magnificent against the Bucks on Saturday, shooting 15-for-26 from the field on his way to a 36-point game. Brunson also has a 45-point game against the Bucks and has taken at least 22 shots in every meeting against them this season. 

Milwaukee loves to play with pace, so it helps scorers like Brunson get plenty of chances to fill up the stat sheet. 

He’s my favorite Knick to go OVER his prop on Monday.  

RJ Barrett UNDER 17.5 points

I’m fading RJ Barrett on Monday, as he’s simply been awful over his last several games. 

Barrett has scored 17 or fewer points in four of his last six games, and he shot just 5-for-17 from the field on Saturday. 

I can’t trust him to clear this prop on Christmas, especially since UNDERs in the early game on Christmas have been a winning trend in recent seasons.


Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.

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