Capper Penguin's Monday NBA Combo Pick - 1/9
Milwaukee Bucks @ New York Knicks
Giannis is headed to Madison Square Garden on an elongated rest playing just 22 minutes on January 6th.
First of all, the longer Giannis rests the more his stats increase. When resting 3+ days he's averaging a LEAGUE HIGHEST 37.6 points per game with 11 rebounds and 5 assists per game.
Second, he's headed to MSG to go against a Knicks team that he's cooked in both meetings this year for 57 (@ MSG) and 53 points, rebounds and assists and they are without RJ Barrett again.
Third, Giannis only played 22 minutes last game. In his last two games following a low minute outing in the 20 minute range, he bounced back for 53 and 57 (game vs Knicks @ MSG).
With Giannis dropping 61 and 74 PRA in his last two away games, hitting each game vs the Knicks, and an elongated rest in a bounce bounce back spot, give me Giannis to do it all in one of the most legendary arenas in the country.
Capper Penguin's Pick
GIANNIS ANTETOKOUNMPO OVER 48.5 PRA @ -120