Suns vs. Bucks Game 6 Prediction
With a win in Game 5 on Sunday night, the Bucks are now one win away from securing their first NBA championship since 1971. Will Milwaukee finish off the Suns in Game 6 tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET or will Phoenix force a Game 7?
511 Phoenix Suns (+5) at 512 Milwaukee Bucks (-5); o/u 222
9:00 p.m. ET, Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Milwaukee Bucks DFS Spin
Giannis Antetokounmpo had 32 points, nine rebounds and six assists in a massive Game 5 win against the Suns on Saturday evening. Giannis looked gassed at various points in the game, but if you looked at his stat line you wouldn’t be able to figure that out. He followed up his late Game 4 block on Deandre Ayton with a game-sealing alley-oop dunk from Jrue Holiday in this one, and he just continues to do things that humans shouldn’t be able to do. He didn’t have any defensive stats (he should have had a block early in the game that was incorrectly called a goal tend), but he also didn’t turn the ball over, so we’ll call it a wash. The Bucks are now just a single victory away from winning their first championship since 1971, and the 50-year drought could finally be over. Pat Connaughton continues to impress off the bench with 14 points, six boards, and four 3-pointers in 33 minutes.
Phoenix Suns DFS Spin
Devin Booker went off in a tough Game 5 loss to Milwaukee on Saturday, scoring 40 points and also chipping in four boards, three assists, two steals, one block, two 3-pointers and two turnovers in 42 minutes. He’s the first Suns player ever with 40 points in consecutive playoff games, and he just continues to give it his all in this series. Make that 41.0 points per game on 55.7% shooting in these last two games, and he continues to look more Kobe-esque by the second with the way he creates and takes his shots. Being down 3-2 is obviously not ideal, as teams that lead 3-2 in the NBA Finals go on to win 80.9% of the time. If anyone were to go against the odds, however, Booker and the consistently hungry Suns could do it without anyone being surprised. Chris Paul looked much better tonight and finished with 21 points, 11 assists, and three triples, while Deandre Ayton notched a 20-10 double-double with two swats in 45 minutes. It’s officially win-or-go-home time for Phoenix, and Game 6 in Milwaukee on Tuesday should be a treat.
Bucks vs. Suns Game 6 NBA Finals Prediction
The Suns are 8-3 against the spread in their last 11 games versus the Bucks and have covered in four of their last five meetings in Milwaukee. They’re also 4-1 at the betting window in their last five games as an underdog, are 6-2 against the number in their last eight road games and have covered in 12 of their last 17 games overall. Phoenix is also 14-6 against the spread in its last 20 games coming off a loss and has cashed in 20 of its last 28 games coming off an ATS loss as well.
NBA FINALS GAME 5 BETTING PREDICTION: PHOENIX SUNS +5