Milwaukee Bucks vs Phoenix Suns Prediction, 7/6/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Tuesday, July 6, 2021
Location: Phoenix Suns Arena in Phoenix, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (+6)
The Phoenix Suns (51-21) play the Milwaukee Bucks (46-26) at Phoenix Suns Arena on Tuesday in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Milwaukee opens this matchup as 6-point underdogs. The O/U has been set at 217.
The Milwaukee Bucks faced off with the Atlanta Hawks and took home the win by a score of 118-107 in their last contest. Milwaukee finished with a 46.1% FG percentage (41 out of 89) and made 17 of their 45 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the free throw line, the Bucks made 19 of 21 attempts for a rate of 90.5%. In reference to rebounding, they compiled a total of 46 with 12 of them being offensive. They also distributed 24 assists in this contest while forcing the opposition into 16 turnovers and getting 11 steals. When it comes to the defense, Milwaukee allowed their opponent to shoot 41.3% from the field on 38 out of 92 shooting. Atlanta distributed 22 assists and had 11 steals in this matchup. On top of that, Atlanta pulled down 43 rebounds (13 offensive, 30 defensive) and added 5 rejections. Atlanta ended up going 82.6% at the charity stripe by knocking down 19 of 23 shots. They made 12 of their 32 tries from distance.
Khris Middleton is one player who came through in this contest. He ended up with 32 points on 10 of 22 shooting. He played 40:56 mins played and pulled down 4 rebounds. Middleton ended up going 45.5% from the floor and also dished out 7 dimes. Someone else that came through in this matchup for the Bucks was Jrue Holiday. He had 9 rebounds in his 42:12 minutes played on the night. He finished the contest at 47.8% from the floor in this matchup by connecting on 11-of-23 (27 points). At the conclusion of this game, Holiday accounted for 9 assists.
Milwaukee steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss record of 46-26 for the year. The Bucks are connecting on 38.9% on three-point shots (1,038 of 2,669) and 76.0% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 120.1 pts per game (1st in the league) on 48.7% from the field. They turn it over 13.8 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 17.3 fouls per game. As a unit, Milwaukee is pulling down 48.1 boards per game and has earned 1,834 assists for the season, which is 14th in the NBA in terms of passing. Defensively, the Bucks are able to force 13.2 turnovers per game while drawing 18.3 fouls. The Bucks defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 45.6% (947 of 1,320) and they relinquish 43.4 rebounds per game as a squad. They are ranked 17th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,804 surrendered for the year. They surrender 38.4% on shots from distance and they are ranked 22nd in basketball in points per game allowed (114.2).
For their last game, the Phoenix Suns went home victorious with a score of 130-103 against the Los Angeles Clippers. The Suns were able to snag 37 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards for a total of 47 in the game. They also coughed it up 9 times, while getting 5 steals for this contest. The Clippers had 11 fouls in the matchup which took the Suns to the free throw line for 11 tries. They were able to knock down 7 of them for a clip of 63.6%. Pertaining to shooting from 3-point land, Phoenix converted 17 of 31 attempts (54.8%). When all was said and done, the Suns went 53 for 94 from the field which had them shooting 56.4%. The Suns permitted the Clippers to bury 33 of their 79 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 41.8% for the contest. They shot 30.8% from downtown by hitting 12 out of 39 and walked away from this one shooting 25 out of 32 from the free throw line (78.1%). Concerning rebounding, Phoenix allowed Los Angeles to pull down 32 overall (7 offensive).
Chris Paul ended up being a major contributor for the Suns in this game. He converted 16 of 24 for the game for a field goal percentage of 66.7%, and tallied 4 rebounds. Paul earned 41 points in his 34:56 mins on the hardwood and accumulated 8 dimes for this contest. Another guy who came through for Phoenix was Devin Booker. He wrapped the game up with 4 assists in his 42:04 mins on the court, and he shot 10 out of 26 from the floor. Booker ended up shooting 38.5% from the field in addition to totaling 22 points and 7 total rebounds.
Phoenix has a win-loss mark of 51-21 on the campaign. The Suns are committing 19.1 fouls per contest and they shoot 83.4% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 26.9 times per contest (3rd in the NBA) and they are turning it over 12.5 times per game. Phoenix has tallied 8,300 pts this season (115.3 per game) and they snag 42.9 boards per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Suns are shooting 49.0% from the field, which has them ranked 2nd in the NBA. The Suns on the defensive side of the court are 7th in the league in PPG given up with 109.5. They are forcing 13.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 46.7% from the floor (15th in the NBA). The Phoenix defense concedes 35.4% on 3-pointers (836 of 2,359) and opponents are knocking down 77.8% of their free throw attempts. They relinquish 22.9 assists and 42.7 rebounds per game, which is ranked 4th and 9th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Milwaukee (+6)
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