Phoenix Suns vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, 7/14/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Phoenix Suns vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Phoenix (+3.5)
Fiserv Forum is the venue where and the Milwaukee Bucks (46-26) will play the Phoenix Suns (51-21) on Wednesday in Game 4 of the NBA Finals. Phoenix leads 2-1. Milwaukee opens this game as 3.5-point favorites. The total is set at 220.5.
The Suns took a loss by a score of 120-100 in Game 3. Phoenix ended the contest having earned a 48.2% field goal percentage (40 out of 83) and converted 9 of their 31 3-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Suns buried 11 of their 16 shots for a rate of 68.8%. In regard to hauling in rebounds, they compiled 36 with 6 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 21 assists for this game in addition to forcing 9 turnovers and getting 3 steals. With regard to defense, Phoenix allowed the other team to shoot 47.8% from the field on 43 of 90 shooting. Milwaukee earned 28 assists and had 8 steals for this contest. Furthermore, Milwaukee grabbed 47 rebounds (13 offensive, 34 defensive) and earned 3 blocks. Milwaukee ended up shooting 76.9% from the charity stripe by converting 20 of 26 tries. They also converted 14 of their 36 attempts from 3-point range.
Chris Paul is someone who was a major factor in the game. He ended up walking away with 19 points on 8 out of 14 shooting. He played for 33:40 minutes but concluded the game with no rebounds. Paul went 57.1% from the field and totaled 9 dimes. An additional guy that was a major contributor in the game for the Suns was Jae Crowder. He collected 6 rebounds in his 32:57 min played. He ended up shooting 85.7% from the field for this game by shooting 6-of-7 (18 points). When the final whistle was blown, Crowder had accumulated 1 assist.
Phoenix will enter this game with a mark of 51-21 so far this season. They turn it over 12.5 times per contest and as a team are committing 19.1 fouls per contest. As a team, Phoenix is collecting 42.9 boards per contest and has accounted for 1,939 dimes this season, which has them ranked 3rd in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Suns are connecting on 37.8% on 3-pointers (940 of 2,490) and 83.4% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 115.3 pts per contest (7th in basketball) while shooting 49.0% from the field. On the defensive end of the court, the Suns have forced 13.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.0 fouls. They give up 35.4% on shots from downtown while they are 7th in the league in points per game allowed (109.5). The Suns defense is allowing a FG percentage of 46.7% (981 of 1,294) and they relinquish 42.7 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 4th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,652 surrendered on the season.
In their Game 3 win, the Bucks earned 34 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive boards for a total of 47 in the game. They also coughed it up 9 times, while getting 8 steals in the matchup. The Suns committed 24 fouls in this contest which got the Bucks to the charity stripe for a total of 26 shots. They were able to make 20 of the free throws for a rate of 76.9%. When talking about shooting from downtown, Milwaukee buried 14 of 36 tries (38.9%). When the final whistle was blown, the Bucks went 43 for 90 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 47.8%. The Bucks permitted the Suns to bury 40 of 83 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 48.2% for the matchup. They went 29.0% from 3-point land by going 9 out of 31 and walked away from this one shooting 11 of 16 from the free throw line (68.8%). Concerning how they rebounded, Milwaukee allowed Phoenix to snag 36 in all (6 on the offensive glass).
Giannis Antetokounmpo ended up being important for the Bucks for the matchup. He buried 14 out of 23 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 60.9%, and earned 13 rebounds. Antetokounmpo accumulated 41 points in his 37:40 mins of playing time and accounted for 6 assists for the game. One more player that was important for Milwaukee was Jrue Holiday. He ended up finishing with 9 dimes in his 40:09 mins on the hardwood, and he shot 8 of 14 from the floor. Holiday finished going 57.1% from the field in addition to contributing 21 points and 5 total rebounds.
Milwaukee has a win-loss record of 46-26 so far this season. Milwaukee has earned 8,649 pts on the year (120.1 per contest) and they collect 48.1 boards per contest. The Bucks are responsible for committing 17.3 personal fouls every game and they shoot 76.0% from the free throw line. As an offense, the Bucks are hitting on 48.7% from the floor, which is ranked 3rd in basketball. They are assisting teammates 25.5 times per game (14th in the league) and they turn it over 13.8 times per game. The Bucks are ranked 22nd in basketball in PPG given up with 114.2. They have forced 13.2 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 45.6% from the field (5th in basketball). The Milwaukee defense surrenders 38.4% on 3-pointers (1,068 of 2,778) and opponents are knocking down 78.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have surrendered 25.1 dimes and 43.4 boards per contest, ranking them 17th and 13th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Milwaukee (-3.5)
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