Moore: Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Christmas Day Points Prop vs. Knicks Is a Nail-Biter

Moore: Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Christmas Day Points Prop vs. Knicks Is a Nail-Biter article feature image

Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34).

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo's Christmas day points prop is set at 27.5 points agains the New York Knicks.
  • Matt Moore digs into the value of betting the MVP-contenders over/under for today's noon tip.

Calling Giannis Antetetokounmpo “freak” is played out at this point. It’s just so hard to avoid considering his insane physiological advantages over every other human trying to play basketball.

When I wrote on his MVP chances in preseason, it stood out that teammates said he was bigger, faster, stronger this year. So far, it has held true.

Antetokounmpo is on pace to absolutely shatter dunk records this season, averaging 4.3 per game. The highest total for dunks in a season in Basketball-Reference’s database is 269 by Dwight Howard in 2007-08 (followed by about four seasons of early to mid-00’s Shaq around the 250 mark).

Antetokounmpo has 130 dunks in 30 games.

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