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Milwaukee Bucks vs Phoenix Suns 7/8/2021 Spread Picks and Previews

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Milwaukee Bucks vs Phoenix Suns 7-8-2021 Spread Picks and Previews

Milwaukee Bucks vs Phoenix Suns 7/8/2021 – The Phoenix Suns did what they were expected to do and took Game 1 on their home floor against the Milwaukee Bucks. The Suns take the early 1-0 lead and will try to keep their edge when Game 2 of this best-of-seven series begins this Thursday, July 8 at the Phoenix Suns Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. ABC has the exclusive broadcast rights for this match and the live coverage starts at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The same feed will also be seen by NBA League Pass subscribers. It is seen in the best NBA betting lines that the Phoenix Suns are the safe pick to win Game 2 against the Bucks.

Milwaukee Bucks vs Phoenix Suns 7/8/2021

When: July 8, 2021 9:00 PM ET
Where: Phoenix Suns Arena, Phoenix, Arizona
TV: ABC
Stream: NBA League Pass

Milwaukee Bucks vs Phoenix Suns 7/8/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Milwaukee Bucks +5.5 (-110) 221.5 o (-110) +200
Phoenix Suns -5.5 (-110) 221.5 u (-110) -240
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Milwaukee Bucks Betting

The Milwaukee Bucks came in Game 1 with two-time league MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and it was a great sign of things to come. This team lost to the Phoenix Suns by 13 points with the “Greek Freak” tallying 20 points, 17 rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block. It looks like Antetokounmpo is not bothered by the injury anymore heading to the rest of the series. However, Jrue Holiday needs to improve his shooting moving forward as he just had 4-of-14 from the field and got outclassed by Chris Paul. The Bucks also need Bobby Portis and Pat Connaughton to be factors coming off the bench.

Players to watch: G. Antetokounmpo PF 16 GP 16 GS 37.3 MIN 27.7 PTS 2.3 OR 10.6 DR 12.9 REB 5.1 AST 1 STL 0.9 BLK 3.3 TO 3 PF 1.5 AST/TO 20.84 PER

K. Middleton SF 18 GP 18 GS 39.6 MIN 23.7 PTS 1.3 OR 6.6 DR 7.9 REB 5 AST 1.4 STL 0.2 BLK 3.3 TO 2.5 PF 1.5 AST/TO 14.43 PER

J. Holiday PG 18 GP 18 GS 38.9 MIN 17.2 PTS 1.4 OR 4.3 DR 5.7 REB 8.4 AST 1.4 STL 0.3 BLK 2.6 TO 2.1 PF 3.3 AST/TO 12.73 PER.

Phoenix Suns Betting

The Phoenix Suns were able to take Game 1 of this series thanks to Chris Paul. The “Point God” led the team with 32 points, nine assists, four rebounds and four three-pointers. He even shot a good 12-of-19 from the field. Devin Booker was not far behind with 27 points, and six assists while DeAndre Ayton is tallying up elite big man numbers with 22 points and 19 boards. Mikal Bridges was a good factor in the game as well as birthday boy Jae Crowder who only had 1 point but grabbed nine rebounds. Cam Johnson and Cameron Payne did their part coming off the bench with 10 points each.

Players to Watch: D. Booker SG 17 GP 17 GS 40.5 MIN 27 PTS 0.5 OR 5.6 DR 6.2 REB 4.8 AST 0.9 STL 0.1 BLK 3.8 TO 3.3 PF 1.3 AST/TO 13.92 PER

C. Paul PG 15 GP 15 GS 33.1 MIN 19 PTS 0.4 OR 3.5 DR 3.9 REB 8.7 AST 1.3 STL 0.1 BLK 1.6 TO 1.9 PF 5.5 AST/TO 19.41 PER

D. Ayton C 17 GP 17 GS 36.2 MIN 16.5 PTS 3.3 OR 8.9 DR 12.2 REB 0.8 AST 0.6 STL 0.9 BLK 1.2 TO 2.5 PF 0.7 AST/TO 17.72 PER.

Milwaukee Bucks vs Phoenix Suns 7/8/2021 Betting Numbers

Trends

Milwaukee Bucks

Milwaukee are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games.
Bucks are 12-6 SU in their last 18 games.
Milwaukee are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games against Phoenix.
Milwaukee are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games against Phoenix.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Phoenix.
Milwaukee are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Milwaukee are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Pacific Division division.
Milwaukee are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games played on a Thursday.

Phoenix Suns

Phoenix are 11-3 ATS in their last 14 games.
Suns are 12-2 SU in their last 14 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Phoenix’s last 5 games against Milwaukee.
Phoenix are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Phoenix’s last 6 games when playing at home against Milwaukee.
Phoenix are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Phoenix’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Phoenix are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games against an opponent in the Central Division division.
Phoenix are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games played on a Thursday.

Injuries

Milwaukee Bucks

Donte DiVincenzo SG Ankle is out for season

Phoenix Suns

Dario Saric PF ACL is out for season

Head-to-Head
Milwaukee Bucks Phoenix Suns
42-48-0 Against the Spread 54-33-2
48-40-2 Straight Up 49-39-1
110 Points per Game 109
105 Points Allowed per Game 102
48.18 Offensive FG% 48.81
75 Offensive FT% 84.14
37.51 Offensive 3PT% 37.62
45.38 Defensive FG% 46.01
78.46 Defensive FT% 77.15
37.64 Defensive 3PT% 35.01

Milwaukee Bucks vs Phoenix Suns Betting Picks

The Milwaukee Bucks are still picking it up having Giannis Antetokounmpo back from the injury while the Phoenix Suns look like a well-oiled machine. The top online sportsbook sees another victory for the Suns in Game 2 and they will take a commanding 2-0 lead.

Moneyline: The Bucks are having an ML of +200 if they even up the series while the Suns at home are at -240.

ATS: 5.5 points is in between both teams across the spread. Suns are still at -5.5 while the Bucks are +5.5.

TOTALs: The total given to Game 2 is at 221.5 points with the Suns the team under and the Bucks are over.

Score Prediction: 113 – 107, Suns