Phoenix Suns vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, 7/20/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Phoenix Suns vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Phoenix (+5)
Fiserv Forum is the site where and the Milwaukee Bucks (46-26) will take on the Phoenix Suns (51-21) on Tuesday in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. The Bucks lead 3-2. Milwaukee opens this game as 5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 222.
The Suns ended up losing by a score of 123-119 in Game 5. Phoenix ended having earned a 55.2% FG percentage (48 of 87) and converted 13 of their 19 three-point attempts. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Suns converted 10 of 11 attempts for a rate of 90.9%. In relation to rebounding, they compiled 35 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 23 dimes for the contest as well as creating 11 turnovers and getting 9 steals. When it comes to the defense, Phoenix allowed 57.5% from the floor on 50 of 87 shooting. Milwaukee distributed 26 assists and had 7 steals for the matchup. Furthermore, Milwaukee collected 37 boards (11 offensive, 26 defensive) and had 5 blocked shots. Milwaukee finished the game at 52.9% at the charity stripe by knocking down 9 of their 17 attempts. They converted 14 out of their 28 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Devin Booker is one player who had an impact in the matchup. He finished with 40 points on 17 of 33 shooting. He played for 41:32 mins and snagged 4 rebounds. Booker ended up shooting 51.5% from the floor and dished out 3 assists. Someone else that was a factor in this game for the Suns was Chris Paul. He totaled 2 rebounds in 35:21 min played. He finished 60.0% from the field for the game by shooting 9-of-15 (21 points). When the time ran out, Paul collected 11 assists.
Phoenix will take the court with a win-loss record of 51-21 for the campaign. They turn the ball over 12.5 times per game and as a group are committing 19.1 personal fouls per game. As a unit, Phoenix is pulling down 42.9 boards per game and is sitting with 1,939 assists so far this year, which ranks 3rd in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. The Suns are connecting on 37.8% on shots from distance (940 of 2,490) and 83.4% from the free throw line. They average 115.3 points per outing (7th in the NBA) while shooting 49.0% from the field. On the defensive end, the Suns are able to force 13.6 turnovers per game while drawing 18.0 fouls. The Suns defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 46.7% (981 of 1,294) and they surrender 42.7 boards per game as a unit. They currently rank 4th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,652 relinquished on the season. They concede 35.4% on shots from distance and they are 7th in the league in PPG allowed (109.5).
In their Game 5 win, the Bucks were able to corral 26 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards for a total of 37 for this contest. They also coughed up the ball 11 times, while getting 7 steals in this contest. The Suns were called for 20 fouls in this matchup which got the Bucks to the free throw line for a total of 17 shots. They were able to knock down 9 of the free throw tries for a rate of 52.9%. Concerning shots from distance, Milwaukee buried 14 of 28 tries (50.0%). When this game wrapped up, the Bucks ended up shooting 50 for 87 from the field which gave them a percentage of 57.5%. The Bucks allowed the Suns to convert 48 of 87 attempts from the field which left them shooting 55.2% for this contest. They shot 68.4% from 3-point land by shooting 13 out of 19 and finished the game at 10 out of 11 at the free throw line (90.9%). With respect to rebounds, Milwaukee permitted Phoenix to grab 35 overall (8 on the offensive glass).
Giannis Antetokounmpo was important for the Bucks in this matchup. He made 14 of 23 in this matchup for a rate of 60.9%, and tallied 9 rebounds. Antetokounmpo totaled 32 points in his 40:34 mins on the court and had 6 dimes in this matchup. Someone else that ended being a contributor for Milwaukee was Khris Middleton. He ended up finishing with 5 dimes in his 44:23 mins played, and he knocked down 12 out of 23 from the floor. Middleton ended the game having shot 52.2% from the floor and also totaling 29 points and 7 rebounds.
Milwaukee has a record of 46-26 so far this season. Milwaukee has scored 8,649 points for the year (120.1 per game) and they pull in 48.1 boards per game. The Bucks have committed 17.3 personal fouls every game while shooting 76.0% from the charity stripe. As an offense, the Bucks are shooting 48.7% from the field, which ranks 3rd in basketball. Their rate of earning assists is at 25.5 times per game (14th in the NBA) and they turn it over 13.8 times per game. The Bucks on the defensive end are ranked 22nd in basketball in PPG allowed with 114.2. They have surrendered 25.1 dimes and 43.4 total rebounds per game, which ranks 17th and 13th in the league. The Milwaukee defense surrenders 38.4% on 3-pointers (1,068 of 2,778) and opponents are converting on 78.0% of their free throw attempts. They have forced 13.2 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.6% from the floor (5th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Phoenix (+5)
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