Milwaukee Bucks vs Phoenix Suns 7/17/2021 – The Milwaukee Bucks deadlocked this series at 2-2 and they will look to replicate the same result on the road against the Phoenix Suns. The pivotal Game 5 in the 2021 NBA Finals takes place this Thursday, July 17 at the Phoenix Suns Arena in Phoenix Arizona. ABC is getting the television rights and the live coverage begins at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time. NBA League Pass subscribers can enjoy the game through an online live stream. This is a match that gives birth to basketball heroes and according to NBA game odds, the Phoenix Suns take a step closer to winning the 2021 NBA championship.
Milwaukee Bucks vs Phoenix Suns 7/17/2021
|When:||July 17, 2021 9:00 PM ET|
|Where:||Phoenix Suns Arena, Phoenix, Arizona|
|Stream:||NBA League Pass|
Milwaukee Bucks Betting
The Milwaukee Bucks maximized homecourt advantage and tied the series at 2-2 after winning Game 4, 109-103. Khris Middleton had an offensive outburst with a 40-point performance along with six rebounds and four assists. Giannis Antetokounmpo also had a good game contributing across the board with 26 points, 14 rebounds, eight assists, three steals and two blocks. Brook Lopez was able to contribute 14 points but Jrue Holiday had a bad night shooting only 20% of his 20 shots. Pat Connaughton summed up the double-digit scorers with 11 points and nine boards coming off the bench.
Players to watch: G. Antetokounmpo PF 19 GP 19 GS 37.7 MIN 29.1 PTS 2.6 OR 10.3 DR 12.9 REB 5.3 AST 1.1 STL 1.1 BLK 3.1 TO 3 PF 1.7 AST/TO 22.82 PER
K. Middleton SF 21 GP 21 GS 39.9 MIN 23.6 PTS 1.2 OR 6.5 DR 7.7 REB 5.1 AST 1.5 STL 0.2 BLK 3.1 TO 2.5 PF 1.7 AST/TO 14.35 PER
J. Holiday PG 21 GP 21 GS 39.2 MIN 17.1 PTS 1.4 OR 4.2 DR 5.7 REB 8.3 AST 1.5 STL 0.4 BLK 2.4 TO 2 PF 3.4 AST/TO 12.7 PER.
Phoenix Suns Betting
The Phoenix Suns were trying to win just one game on the road but failed on that task. Devin Booker led all scorers in Game 4 with 42 points but it was not enough to lift the team to victory. Chris Paul had a subpar night doing only 10 points, seven assists and four rebounds. Jae Crowder was able to contribute doing 15 points, eight rebounds, three assists, three steals and three blocks while DeAndre Ayton controlled the boards with 17 rebounds and three blocks but only scored six. The Suns needed more from Chris Paul and this will be a very important game to determine his NBA legacy.
Players to Watch: D. Booker SG 20 GP 20 GS 40.1 MIN 27.1 PTS 0.7 OR 5.2 DR 5.9 REB 4.6 AST 0.8 STL 0.2 BLK 3.7 TO 3.4 PF 1.3 AST/TO 14.12 PER
C. Paul PG 18 GP 18 GS 33.8 MIN 18.7 PTS 0.4 OR 3.2 DR 3.7 REB 8.6 AST 1.2 STL 0.1 BLK 2.2 TO 2.1 PF 4 AST/TO 17.53 PER
D. Ayton C 20 GP 20 GS 36 MIN 15.8 PTS 3.2 OR 9.1 DR 12.2 REB 1.2 AST 0.8 STL 1 BLK 1.2 TO 2.7 PF 1 AST/TO 17.26 PER.
Milwaukee Bucks vs Phoenix Suns 7/17/2021 Betting Numbers
Milwaukee are 8-4 ATS in their last 12 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee’s last 6 games.
Milwaukee are 10-5 SU in their last 15 games.
Milwaukee are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games against Phoenix.
Bucks are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games against Phoenix.
Milwaukee are 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games on the road.
Milwaukee are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Phoenix.
Bucks are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Milwaukee’s last 10 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee’s last 7 games against an opponent in the Pacific Division division.
Phoenix are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix’s last 6 games.
Phoenix are 13-4 SU in their last 17 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Phoenix’s last 8 games against Milwaukee.
Phoenix are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games at home.
Phoenix are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games when playing at home against Milwaukee.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Phoenix’s last 9 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Phoenix are 10-3 SU in their last 13 games against an opponent in the Central Division division.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Phoenix’s last 10 games played on a Saturday.
Phoenix are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games when playing as the favourite.
Donte DiVincenzo SG Ankle is out for season
Dario Saric PF ACL is out for season
|Milwaukee Bucks||Phoenix Suns|
|44-49-0||Against the Spread||55-35-2|
|110||Points per Game||109|
|105||Points Allowed per Game||104|
Milwaukee Bucks vs Phoenix Suns Betting Picks
The Phoenix Suns have the home-court advantage once again and have been doing well protecting their turf. Chris Paul and Devin Booker should go crazy in this game as the Milwaukee Bucks are the underdogs according to the best sportsbook.
Moneyline: The Suns have an ML of -165 if they manage to win Game 5 while the Bucks are +145 on the road.
ATS: 3.5 points separate both teams in the ATS with the Bucks taking the +3.5 while the Suns sit on the -3.5.
TOTALs: It is 218 points on the total with the Bucks expected to go over and the Suns will be the team under.
Score Prediction: 108 – 105, Suns