Phoenix Suns vs. Milwaukee Bucks Game 6 Prediction, Playoff Odds

Payton Matthews | Updated Jul 19, 2021

All eyes will be on Giannis Antetokounmpo and Devin Booker on Tuesday. The Greek Freak will try to close the series out and win his first NBA Championship, while Booker is looking to force a deciding Game 7.

Phoenix
51-21
AT
July 20, 2021, 9:00 PM ET
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Milwaukee
46-26
Pointspread +4.5 -110
Moneyline +165
Over / Under o +221

57%

Betting Action

43%

Pointspread -4.5 -110
Moneyline -195
Over / Under u +221

57%

Betting Action

43%

The 2020-21 NBA season will come to an end if the Milwaukee Bucks beat the visiting Phoenix Suns in Game 6 of the Finals on Tuesday night. The Bucks are 5-point home favourites to win on the NBA odds with a total of 222 points.

Suns vs. Bucks NBA Playoff Odds

How excited are the denizens of Wisconsin about the Bucks potentially winning their first NBA title since 1971? In a super cool move, the Brewers MLB team tweeted out: “Yes, we want to see the Bucks game, too” when announcing that the team’s home game on Tuesday vs. Kansas City was shifted from a night start to 4:10 p.m. ET. There probably wouldn’t have been many fans in attendance if the Brewers played opposite Game 6.

With the Bucks up 3-2 on the Suns, Milwaukee is -455 on the series line and Phoenix +300. That it ends on Tuesday is -227, with Suns in seven at +325 and Bucks in seven at +450. A Game 7 would be Thursday night in Phoenix. As soon as this series does end, a few guys will head to Tokyo to participate in the Olympic basketball tournament.

While the NBA season is ending this week one way or another, keep in mind that the draft is July 29 and Sports Interaction has a handful of props on that. For example, the Raptors are currently slated to pick fourth overall in the first round and former Gonzaga star Jalen Suggs is the -167 favourite to be the fourth pick (whether made by Toronto or not).

Phoenix Suns

It seems like forever ago that the Suns were up 2-0 in this series, winning both of those games at home by double digits. While Phoenix was pretty clearly outplayed in Game 3 in Milwaukee, they easily could have won Game 4 and Game 5. The Suns lost Game 5 at home 123-119 on Saturday, blowing a 16-point lead after one quarter. Phoenix shot 73.7 per cent in that quarter, which obviously is not sustainable. It finished 55.2 per cent from the field, which usually would be good enough to win any NBA game. The team was also 13-for-19 from deep, but the defence was poor.

Devin Booker finished with 40 points, his second straight game with at least 40. He’s the first Suns player ever with back-to-back 40-point games in the postseason. Chris Paul had been struggling but had 21 points, 11 assists and only one turnover. Phoenix has not lost four games in a row all season. The Suns are 20-8 ATS in their past 28 following an ATS loss.

Milwaukee Bucks

Good news for Bucks backers: Game 5 winners of a tied series have won it 21 of 29 times in the NBA Finals. Only four times previously, though, has a team won the Finals after trailing 2-0. Milwaukee did trail Brooklyn 2-0 in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Everyone knew how good Giannis Antetokounmpo was, but these Finals have completely boosted his star profile. The Greek Freak, who is going to win NBA Finals MVP if the Bucks take the series (shoot, he might even if they lose it), had 32 points, nine rebounds and six assists in Game 5. It was his 13th straight playoff game shooting at least 50 per cent from the field, tying Shaquille O’Neal in 2006 for the longest such streak in the shot-clock era (minimum 10 attempts).

Both Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday had been shooting much worse on the road in this postseason but both were great Saturday. Middleton had 29 points on 12-for-23 shooting and Holiday 27 points and 13 assists. Holiday also had the game-clinching steal in the final seconds. Milwaukee shot an incredible 57.5 per cent from the field overall. The Bucks are 0-4 ATS in their past four Tuesday games.

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