Suns vs. Bucks Game 3 Prediction
The Suns are up two games to none on the Bucks in the 2020-21 NBA Finals but with the series shifting to Milwaukee, will Giannis and Co. take a game back tonight in Game 3 at 8:00 p.m. ET.?
505 Phoenix Suns (+4) at 506 Milwaukee Bucks (-4); o/u 222
8:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, July 11, 2021
Venue: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee Bucks DFS Notes
Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer said that Giannis is “in a good place” physically after Thursday’s Game 2 loss to the Suns. Despite bumping knees and experiencing some cramping in Thursday’s Game 2, according to Budenholzer, there is no need to worry about the health of The Greek Freak. Giannis notably missed two games in the Eastern Conference Finals due to a hyperextended left knee that looked a lot worse than it actually turned out to be. But through two games, Giannis has shown no real ill effects of the injury. The Bucks will need a full-strength Giannis if they hope to avoid falling into a 3-0 hole on Sunday in Milwaukee.
Phoenix Suns DFS Notes
Devin Booker led the Suns to a dominant 2-0 Finals lead in Thursday’s Game 2, scoring 31 points to go with five boards, six assists, seven 3-pointers and three turnovers in 44 minutes. He shot just 4-of-12 in the first half but really turned it on in the second, and he continues to show just how well-rounded his game is quickly becoming with some great defense and facilitating throughout. The 24-year-old is a legend in the making, and is just two wins away from bringing Phoenix its first title in the history of the franchise. For what it’s worth, teams that go up 2-0 in a playoff series go on to win the series 91.9% of the time, but as the late great Kobe Bean Bryant would say, the job’s not finished. Chris Paul had an uncharacteristic six turnovers but was fantastic otherwise with 23 points, four rebounds, eight dimes and a steal in 41 minutes. The Bucks will host the Suns for Sunday’s Game 3, which is basically a must-win for Milwaukee.
Bucks vs. Suns Game 3 NBA Finals Prediction
The over is a perfect 6-0 in the last six meetings between these two teams, is 4-0 in the Suns’ last four games overall and has cashed in 12 of the last 17 road games. On the other side, the over is 4-0 in the Bucks’ last four games overall, is 37-18 in their last 55 games playing on two days of rest and is 16-4-1 in their last 21 games versus a team with a winning record.
NBA FINALS GAME 1 PREDICTION: SUNS/BUCKS OVER 222