Phoenix Suns vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, 7/11/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Phoenix Suns vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Sunday, July 11, 2021
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Phoenix (+4)
Fiserv Forum is the venue where and the Milwaukee Bucks (46-26) will take on the Phoenix Suns (51-21) on Sunday in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. The Suns lead 2-0. The spread on this contest has Milwaukee as 4-point favorites. The total has been set at 222.
The Suns took home the win by a score of 118-108 in Game 2. Phoenix wrapped up the game having earned a 48.9% FG percentage (43 out of 88) and made 20 out of their 40 shots from beyond the arc. From the charity stripe, the Suns made 12 of their 14 tries for a percentage of 85.7%. Concerning getting rebounds, they earned 43 with 11 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 26 assists for the contest in addition to forcing the other team into 9 turnovers and getting 7 steals. With regard to defending, Phoenix allowed the other team to shoot 45.2% from the field on 42 of 93 shooting. Milwaukee dished out 21 assists and had 8 steals for this contest. Moreover, Milwaukee grabbed 46 boards (18 offensive, 28 defensive) and added 2 blocks. Milwaukee finished the contest at 65.2% when shooting free throws by knocking down 15 of 23 shots. They knocked down 9 out of their 31 attempts from three-point range.
Devin Booker is someone who was a factor for this game. He had 31 points on 12 of 25 shooting. He played 44:05 mins played and snagged 5 rebounds. Booker finished shooting 48.0% from the field and recorded 6 assists. One more player that played a role in this game for the Suns was Mikal Bridges. He collected 7 rebounds in his 37:37 minutes on the court. He finished the contest at 53.3% from the floor for the matchup by connecting on 8-of-15 (27 points). Overall, Bridges tallied 1 assist.
Phoenix comes into this game with a mark of 51-21 on the campaign. They are turning it over 12.5 times per game and as a team are committing 19.1 fouls per game. As a unit, Phoenix is pulling down 42.9 rebounds per game and has accounted for 1,939 assists on the campaign, which has them ranked 3rd in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Suns are hitting 37.8% on shots from 3-point land (940 of 2,490) and 83.4% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 115.3 pts per contest (7th in the league) while connecting on 49.0% from the floor. On the defensive end, the Suns are able to force 13.6 turnovers every game while drawing 18.0 fouls. They are ranked 4th in basketball in allowing assists with 1,652 relinquished this year. The Suns defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 46.7% (981 of 1,294) and they concede 42.7 boards per game as a team. They surrender 35.4% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 7th in the league in PPG allowed (109.5).
In their Game 2 loss, the Bucks snagged 28 defensive rebounds and 18 offensive boards totaling 46 for this game. They gave up possession 9 times, while getting 8 steals in the game. The Suns earned 19 fouls in this game which got the Bucks to the free throw line for a total of 23 attempts. They were able to convert 15 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 65.2%. Pertaining to 3-pointers, Milwaukee converted 9 of 31 tries (29.0%). When this game wrapped up, the Bucks shot 42 out of 93 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.2%. The Bucks allowed the Suns to convert 43 out of their 88 attempts from the field which had them shooting 48.9% in the matchup. They finished 50.0% from three-point range by connecting on 20 of 40 and walked away from this one shooting 12 out of 14 at the free throw line (85.7%). Regarding how they attacked the glass, Milwaukee permitted Phoenix to pull down 43 in total (11 on the offensive glass).
Giannis Antetokounmpo ended up being a major contributor for the Bucks in the matchup. He converted 15 of 22 for this contest for a rate of 68.2%, and added 12 rebounds. Antetokounmpo scored 42 points in his 40:08 minutes on the hardwood and accumulated 4 assists for this contest. Another guy that ended up playing a role for Milwaukee was Jrue Holiday. He accumulated 7 assists in 39:26 minutes played, and he knocked down 7 out of 21 from the floor. Holiday ended up shooting 33.3% from the floor in addition to earning 17 points and 5 total rebounds.
Milwaukee has a win-loss mark of 46-26 so far this season. The Bucks are responsible for committing 17.3 fouls every game while shooting 76.0% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 25.5 times per game (14th in the league) and they are turning it over 13.8 times per game. Milwaukee has earned 8,649 pts for the campaign (120.1 per game) and they pull in 48.1 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Bucks are shooting 48.7% from the field, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. The Bucks on the defensive end are ranked 22nd in the NBA in PPG given up with 114.2. They are able to force 13.2 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.6% from the floor (5th in the NBA). The Milwaukee defense gives up 38.4% on shots from beyond the arc (1,068 of 2,778) and opponents are connecting on 78.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They concede 25.1 dimes and 43.4 boards on a nightly basis, which is 17th and 13th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Phoenix (+4)
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