Milwaukee Bucks vs Phoenix Suns 7/6/2021 NBA Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Milwaukee Bucks vs Phoenix Suns 7/6/2021 – This is for all the marbles as the Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns cast in the 2021 NBA Finals. Game 1 of this best-of-seven series begins this Tuesday, July 6 at the Phoenix Suns Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. ABC will have the honor of covering the game live on television at exactly 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time. NBA League Pass subscribers can also enjoy the match through an online live stream. The Phoenix Suns will be having the home court advantage in Game 1 and with the injuries surrounding the Milwaukee Bucks, they are the best bet to take the early 1-0 lead as seen in the best NBA game odds.
Milwaukee Bucks vs Phoenix Suns 7/6/2021
Milwaukee Bucks vs Phoenix Suns 7/6/2021 Betting Odds
Milwaukee Bucks Betting
The Milwaukee Bucks have been resilient, to say the least, and have made their first NBA Finals appearance since 1973 with a young Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Oscar Robertson leading the team. This time around, the Bucks biggest star is questionable because of a lingering injury. His health will be the key to the team’s victory but with that aside, Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday will have to fill in. Both players have been doing well by sending home the Atlanta Hawks in the NBA Eastern Conference title. Brook Lopez and Bobby Portis are going to be the huge x-factors in this series.
Players to watch: G. Antetokounmpo PF 15 GP 15 GS 37.4 MIN 28.2 PTS 2.3 OR 10.3 DR 12.7 REB 5.2 AST 0.9 STL 0.9 BLK 3.3 TO 2.9 PF 1.6 AST/TO 21.61 PER
K. Middleton SF 17 GP 17 GS 39.2 MIN 23.4 PTS 1.4 OR 6.6 DR 8 REB 5.1 AST 1.5 STL 0.2 BLK 3.2 TO 2.6 PF 1.6 AST/TO 15.16 PER
J. Holiday PG 17 GP 17 GS 38.9 MIN 17.6 PTS 1.5 OR 4.1 DR 5.6 REB 8.4 AST 1.5 STL 0.4 BLK 2.5 TO 2.2 PF 3.3 AST/TO 13.7 PER.
Phoenix Suns Betting
The Phoenix Suns are now the last team standing with a healthy roster. Chris Paul has a minor injury but he assured that he will be ready come Game 1. His leadership is the biggest factor on the Suns run in this series and this will be very special for his legacy. Devin Booker now has a chance to put himself as one of the best players in the world by making a mark against the Bucks. This team is loaded from the starters and to the bench players. DeAndre Ayton controlling the paint will be huge while the extra push from Cameron Payne from the bench will play a huge role as well.
Players to Watch: D. Booker SG 16 GP 16 GS 40.4 MIN 27 PTS 0.6 OR 5.9 DR 6.4 REB 4.8 AST 0.8 STL 0.1 BLK 3.9 TO 3.3 PF 1.2 AST/TO 13.82 PER
C. Paul PG 14 GP 14 GS 32.8 MIN 18.1 PTS 0.4 OR 3.5 DR 3.9 REB 8.7 AST 1.4 STL 0.1 BLK 1.6 TO 2.1 PF 5.5 AST/TO 18.55 PER
D. Ayton C 16 GP 16 GS 36 MIN 16.2 PTS 3.4 OR 8.4 DR 11.8 REB 0.9 AST 0.6 STL 0.9 BLK 1.3 TO 2.5 PF 0.7 AST/TO 17.29 PER.
Milwaukee Bucks vs Phoenix Suns 7/6/2021 Betting Numbers
Milwaukee are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
Phoenix are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games.
Giannis Antetokounmpo PF Knee is downgraded to doubtful Tuesday vs Phoenix
Chris Paul PG Hand is probable Tuesday vs Milwaukee
Milwaukee Bucks vs Phoenix Suns Betting Picks
The Milwaukee Bucks with or without Giannis Antetokounmpo will be the riskier bet in this matchup according to the top online sportsbook. Putting your faith in the Phoenix Suns will be the safe pick for Game 1.
Moneyline: The ML given to the Suns if they hold home court is at -225 while the Suns are at +185 if they pull an upset win.
ATS: It is 5.5 points across the spread for Game 1 with the Bucks getting the +5.5 while the Suns sit on the -5.5.
TOTALs: The total set for this game is at 217 points with the Suns the team under and the Bucks are over.
Score Prediction: 108 – 104, Suns