Suns Vs Bucks: NBA Finals Game 2 Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – July 8, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on July 7, 2021

The Phoenix Suns (51-21, 13-4) are 5-point favorites heading into Game 2 of the NBA Finals against the Milwaukee Bucks (46-26, 12-6) at Phoenix Suns Arena on Thursday, starting at 9:00 PM ET on ABC. The Suns hold a 1-0 series lead. The over/under is set at 220.5 for the matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of July 7, 2021, 1:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Suns vs Bucks Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of July 7

Suns:
Dario Saric: Day To Day (Knee)

Bucks:
Donte DiVincenzo: Out For Season (Foot)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Bucks (+5)
Total Pick Over (220.5)
Prediction Suns 115, Bucks 111

The line for this game set by DraftKings and the model’s prediction are essentially the same (within 0.5 points of each other).

The model predicts a total 5.8 points higher than the one set by DraftKings for this matchup.

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Suns Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Devin Booker 67 25.6 4.2 4.3 0.8 0.2 1.9
Chris Paul 70 16.4 4.5 8.9 1.4 0.3 1.5
Deandre Ayton 69 14.4 10.5 1.4 0.6 1.2 0.1
Mikal Bridges 72 13.5 4.3 2.1 1.1 0.9 1.9
Jae Crowder 60 10.1 4.7 2.1 0.8 0.5 2.5

Suns Player Props

  • Devin Booker’s PRA prop total for the contest is posted at 35.5, 1.4 greater than his season average of 34.1.
  • Deandre Ayton’s rebounding prop over/under for the matchup is set at 10.5 rebounds, equal to his season average of 10.5.
  • Jae Crowder’s three pointers made prop total for the game is set at 2.5, equal to his season average of 2.5.
  • Ayton’s blocks prop over/under for the game is set at 1.5, 0.3 blocks higher than his season average of 1.2.

Bucks Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Giannis Antetokounmpo 61 28.1 11.0 5.9 1.2 1.2 1.1
Khris Middleton 68 20.4 6.0 5.4 1.1 0.1 2.2
Jrue Holiday 59 17.7 4.5 6.1 1.6 0.6 1.9
Brook Lopez 70 12.3 5.0 0.7 0.6 1.5 1.4
Bobby Portis 66 11.4 7.1 1.1 0.8 0.4 1.1

Bucks Player Props

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo’s rebounding prop over/under for the contest is set at 11.5 boards, 0.5 rebounds higher than his season average of 11.0.
  • Jrue Holiday’s PRA prop total for the contest is set at 30.5, 2.2 higher than his season average of 28.3.
  • Bryn Forbes’ three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.7 shots lower than his season average of 2.2.
  • Holiday’s steals prop total for the game is set at 1.5, 0.1 steals less than his season average of 1.6.

Shooting Trends

  • The Suns make 48.8% of their shots from the field this season, which is 3.4 percentage points higher than the Bucks have allowed to their opponents (45.4%).
  • Phoenix has a 48-20-2 record against the spread and a 58-13 straight-up record in games it shoots better than 45.4% from the field.
  • Milwaukee’s record is 39-27 against the spread and 51-15 overall when its opponents make more than 48.8% of their shots from the field.
  • The Bucks are shooting 48.2% from the field, 2.2% higher than the 46% the Suns’ opponents have shot this season.
  • Milwaukee has put together a 34-24 record against the spread and a 43-15 straight up record in games it shoots above 46% from the field.
  • Phoenix is 42-14-1 against the spread and 47-11 overall in games it allows opponents to shoot over 48.2% from the field.
  • The Suns’ 37.6% three-point shooting percentage this season is only 0.1 percentage points lower than opponents of the Bucks have shot from deep (37.7%).
  • Phoenix is 29-13 against the spread and 35-8 overall when it shoots better than 37.7% from distance.
  • Milwaukee is 31-19 against the spread while putting up a 39-11 straight-up record when its opponents shoot over 37.6% from three-point range.
  • The Bucks are hitting 37.5% of their shots from beyond the arc, which is just 2.5 percentage points greater than the 35% the Suns’ opponents are averaging on the season.
  • Milwaukee is 31-27 against the spread and 42-16 overall when shooting above 35% as a team from three-point range.
  • Phoenix has a 36-14-2 ATS record and a 40-12 straight-up record this season when it hits more than 37.5% of its three-point shots.
  • The Suns’ 12.7 made three-pointers per game this season is 1.1 fewer made shots on average than the 13.8 per game the Bucks allow.
  • Milwaukee is 26-10 against the spread and 32-4 overall when it hit more threes than its opponents, while Phoenix is 16-20-1 ATS and 22-16 straight up in games when it is out-shot from deep.
  • The Bucks make the fifth-most three-pointers in the league, while the Suns allow the seventh-fewest makes from beyond the arc.

Suns vs Bucks Stat Rankings

Suns Rank Suns AVG Bucks AVG Bucks Rank
7th 114.2 Points Scored 118 1st
7th 108 Points Allowed 112.3 22nd
29th 43.1 Rebounds 48.4 3rd
28th 8.6 Off. Rebounds 10.7 12th
13th 12.7 3pt Made 13.8 5th
3rd 26.4 Assists 24.9 14th
4th 11.8 Turnovers 13.2 16th

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