Tip-off: 0200, 21/07/2021
Stadium: Fiserv Forum
TV: Sky Sports
Milwaukee Bucks are only one win away from their first NBA title in 50 years when they face Phoenix Suns in Game 6 in the early hours of Wednesday.
The Bucks were trailing 2-0 to Phoenix after Monty Williams’ side won back-to-back home games but Milwaukee are on a roll after three straight triumphs to leave them on the cusp of their first success since 1971.
A return to the Fiserv Forum will boost their hopes and we’re backing them to get the job done at 8/15 and lift the Larry O’Brien NBA Championship Trophy as our opening Bucks vs Suns prediction.
A Look At Milwaukee Bucks’ Betting Odds
The Bucks will be in buoyant mood on their return to Wisconsin as they edge closer to ending their long drought.
Mike Budenholzer’s side almost threw away their advantage in Game 5 as Phoenix fought back from 10 points down with three minutes remaining to pull within one inside the final minute before a Giannis Antetokounmpo alley-oop secured victory.
The Greek superstar top-scored for his team once again, racking up 32 points and nine assists. Khris Middleton added 29 points and Jrue Holiday recorded only his sixth double-double thanks to 27 points and 13 assists.
This trident have been prolific in the NBA Finals and will be key if they are to prevail on Wednesday and their home record will also help.
Milwaukee have only lost one of their 11 NBA play-off matches in Wisconsin and it will be difficult for Phoenix to overcome their Eastern Conference foes.
Antetokoumpo registered 41 points, 13 rebounds and six assists in Game 3 before 26 points and 14 rebounds and eight assists last time in Milwaukee.
The two-time NBA MVP’s total tally is what we will look at in the Bucks vs Suns betting odds, and he is priced at 20/23 to score over 51.5 in the combined total of points, rebounds and assists.
A Look At Phoenix Suns’ Betting Odds
Phoenix will need to do something they have yet to achieve in the series to deny Milwaukee and that is win in Wisconsin.
The NBA Finals were locked at 2-2 after both sides had won their respective two home matches before the Bucks secured a last-gasp victory on Sunday.
Devin Booker was the star once again with 40 points, while Chris Paul and Deandre Ayton added crucial double-doubles as they nearly stole an unlikely victory.
Only a win will extend their first NBA Finals appearance since 1993 and another Paul double double would be a huge contribution towards the much-needed victory.
The 36-year-old great has yet to lift the title in his 16-year NBA career and he will be motivated to keep his team in the race, and he is 23/20 for his fifth double-double of the season to wrap up our Bucks vs Suns betting tips.
SUNS 119-123 BUCKS
Previous head-to-head: Bucks 109-103 Suns, Bucks 120-100 Suns, Suns 118-108 Bucks, Suns 118-105 Bucks.
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