Milwaukee Bucks at Phoenix Suns - 7/17/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Phoenix Suns (65-27) vs Milwaukee Bucks (60-33)
Game Info: Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Phoenix Suns Arena)
Betting Odds: Phoenix Suns -4 -- Over/Under: 218 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns meet Saturday in game 5 of the NBA Finals at the Phoenix Suns Arena. The Bucks and Suns meet in a crucial game 5 with the series tied at 2-2.
The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 110 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 104.9 points on 45 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 29.1 points and 12.9 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 23.6 points and 5.1 assists. Jrue Holiday is the third double-digit scorer and Brook Lopez is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 31.8 percent from beyond the arc and 71.5 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49.3 rebounds per game.
The Phoenix Suns are averaging 109.1 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 103.6 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 27.1 points and 4.6 assists while Chris Paul is averaging 18.7 points and 3.7 rebounds. Deandre Ayton is the third double-digit scorer and Mikal Bridges is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 86 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.4 rebounds per game.
The Bucks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Suns are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games and 10-3-1 ATS in their last 14 games as a favorite. The over is 4-1-1 in Bucks last 6 overall. The over is 4-1-1 in Suns last 6 overall. The Bucks are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Phoenix and 3-8 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
It feels like the Bucks have all the momentum in this series and Antetokounmpo is on a historic run through four games. The Suns are watching players drop due to injury and CP3 looks hurt, as he was awful in game 4. There's value with the Bucks and the points here. However, the home team has won every game in this series and despite their recent struggles, the Suns have still covered 12 of their last 17 games and 36 of their last 52 home games. The Suns haven't lost three straight games since January 22-27. I'll lay the reasonable number with the home team.