After the Milwaukee Bucks tied the series against the Phoenix Suns, we are headed back to Arizona. However, the drastic performance differences from game to game for others in the matchup may lead to some avoiding the typical NBA fantasy sites since it is tough to construct a full lineup you have confidence in.
Luckily, Monkey Knife Fight can be a great alternative for Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Saturday. MKF features props for users to pick fantasy points, actual points, rebounds and more. You will be competing only against yourself. Also, the payout increases with contests that require more picks.
While there are far too many contests to include them all in this article, let’s go through some of the best NBA fantasy Monkey Knife Fight picks to make for Saturday’s Bucks vs. Suns Finals Game 5 matchup.
Monkey Knife Fight NBA Fantasy Picks | Bucks vs. Suns
It is important to note that, much like odds that update throughout the day, contests at MKF are subject to change. So if you like these NBA picks below, it is wise to jump on them quickly.
Double-Doubling — Goal: Over 1.5 | Prize: 1.2x
This contest may not pay out much, but it should be an automatic win. For this contest, gamers pick three players in this game, with the goal being to select players to finish with a double-double. Only two need to finish with a double-double for users to earn 1.2 times the entry fee. Raising the goal over 2.5 doubles the payout.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is the most obvious pick. He has four straight double-doubles, totaling 20-plus points and 12-plus rebounds in each game, so he has never been at risk of missing the mark. Giannis has too high of a usage not to score 10 points, and he also likes to grab the defense rebound and start the break, so his rebounds are also safe.
Deandre Ayton is the next most obvious choice. He is a rebounding monster, grabbing 17 in Game 4. He has double-digit rebounds in six of his last seven games, with the one failed attempt being nine rebounds in 24 minutes. Prior to last game Ayton also scored double-digit points in 13 straight games.
The third pick gets trickier, but Chris Paul seems to be the best choice. While he does not have a double-double in the NBA Finals, he has dished nine assists in two of the four games. It is possible he will finally get to double-digits.
MKF NBA Fantasy Picks: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Deandre Ayton, Chris Paul
Dropping Dimes — Goal: Over 22.5 | Prize: 1.8x
For this NBA fantasy contest, gamers pick three players with the goal being to select players to combine for over 22.5 assists. Doing this will earn 1.8 times the entry as a payout. Users can raise the assist total to earn a payout up to four times.
Paul was discussed above, and he is the clear first pick. He has eight-plus assists in 10 of his past 13 games. Jrue Holiday has also been dishing assists a high rate, totaling nine-plus in six of his last eight games, including Games 1 and 3 of the NBA Finals.
The final pick is where it gets difficult, but Khris Middleton earns the spot. Middleton has operated with a high usage rate (30% or more in three of the last five games). He also plays alongside Giannis, who is getting easy buckets in the paint. For these reasons, he has totaled six-plus assists in six of his past nine games.
MKF NBA Fantasy Picks: Chris Paul, Jrue Holiday, Khris Middleton
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More or Less — More/Less for Each Player | Prize: 2x
Chris Paul: More than 8.5 Assists
Paul has featured heavily in this article, and he has a good chance to push for 10 total. Awesemo’s projections currently have Paul at 9.78 for Game 5.
Khris Middleton: More than 2.5 Made 3’s
Throughout this entire postseason Middleton’s scoring has been inconsistent. The same has held true in the NBA Finals. However, Middleton has still buried three-plus shots from deep in three of the four games. With the Bucks projected to be trailing, the game script would point to more 3-point attempts from the Bucks, pointing to the over.
Deandre Ayton: More than 13.5 Rebounds
Again, Ayton’s rebounds were featured above. All he needs is floor time. With the Suns projected to win, he should not be pulled for a shooter. The Suns playing with a lead also leads to the Bucks chasing points and shooting more jump shots, leading to easy rebounds.
Giannis Antetokounmpo: More than 32.5 Points
Giannis was less aggressive in Game 4, which was interesting to see. On top of that, the Suns fouled him less; his eight free throws were a dramatic decrease from the three other NBA Finals games. The Suns may send him to the line more often in Phoenix, though, leading to more chances for points. While this should be close, Giannis’ scoring should go over this total.
More or Less — More/Less for Each Player | Prize: 100x
This is another More or Less contest, but picking this big contest correctly wins 100 times the entry. It will not be easy; eight players’ points need to be correct. However, it is worth sprinkling a little bit on since the payout is so great.
Giannis Antetokounmpo: More than 32.5 Points
Devin Booker: More than 28.5 Points
Khris Middleton: More than 25.5 Points
Chris Paul: More than 21.5 Points
Jrue Holiday: Less than 18.5 Points
Deandre Ayton: More than 15.5 Points
Brook Lopez: More than 11.5 Points
Jae Crowder: More than 11.5 Points
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