The Milwaukee Bucks tied the series 2-2 in Game 4 of the NBA Finals in a 109-103 thriller. It was a close call for Mike Budenholzer and his team this time around, but they were able to pull off an incredible run in the final quarter of the game. `ough Devin Booker had a spectacular game with 42 points, it was not enough to extinguish Middleton, who ended his night with 40 points. This is a good way to build momentum after losing the first two games of the series, and the Bucks are expected to come in hot as they return to the Phoenix Suns Arena for Game 5 of the NBA Finals.
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Bucks vs. Suns Game 5 Information
- When: Saturday, July 17, 2021, 9:00 PM ET
- Where: Phoenix Suns Arena, Phoenix, Arizona
- TV: NBA TV / ESPN
- Radio: WTMJ 620 AM (Bucks) // 98.7 FM. KSUN (Suns)
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Betting Odds: Phoenix Suns (-175) // O/U 218.0
Why Bet on the Milwaukee Bucks?
The Milwaukee Bucks were off to a slow start in their first NBA Finals appearance in 50 years, but their first two home games were crucial in their comeback. Now that they tied the series 2-2, Giannis Antetokounmpo and company get more breathing room as they hit the road to return to Phoenix.
In their last two games, they were able to get ahead of the Suns in rebounds, assists, averaging 47 and 23, respectively. Although they are behind in free throw percentage (72.3%) and field goal percentage(34.8%), the Bucks made it clear that they can stay competitive.
The ‘Greek Freak’ continues to lead his team in scoring with 32.3 points per game while topping rebounds at 14 per game. But what makes all the difference for the team is if Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday can deliver. True enough, both players stepped up in their efforts to bounce back from a disappointing Game 1 and 2. Ultimately, now that the Bucks are able to gain some traction in the last two games, the pressure is on the Suns if they can recover from this slump.
Why Bet on the Phoenix Suns?
Devin Booker put up another fantastic scoring night in Game 4, and he could have more if it were not for his getting into foul trouble. This forced Monty Williams to put him back on the bench and let the rest of the lineup put up the numbers. However, they turned the ball over too much, which allowed their opponents to get easy buckets. The Suns turned the ball over 17 times in this game alone, resulting in 24 points off turnovers. Chris Paul was responsible for the five turnovers and matched the Bucks’ five total turnovers for the entire game.
What hit the Suns hard in Game 4 was Paul’s off night. It was one of his worst performances in the entire playoffs, recording an underwhelming 10 points to go along with 4 rebounds and 7 assists. After playing well in the first three games of the Finals, it was surprising to see the ‘Point God’ fall short of expectations.
Nonetheless, he remains one of the key players of the Suns in Game 5 as they try to retake the lead. If they can protect the paint as they did in the first two games and at the same time put more effort into closing down Khris Middleton, there’s a good chance that they get the upper hand in front of their home crowd on Saturday night.
Bucks vs. Suns Betting Trends
- The Bucks are 2-3 in their last 5 away games.
- The Bucks are 2-3 against the spread in their last 5 away games.
- The totals have gone over 3 times in the Bucks’ last 5 games.
- The Suns are 4-1 in their last 5 home games.
- The Suns are 3-2 against the spread in their last 5 home games.
- The totals have gone under once in the Suns’ last 5 games.
Bucks vs. Suns Expert Betting Prediction
With the series tied, we have ourselves a classic NBA Finals in the making. It’s anyone’s ballgame right now, and there’s very little separation between the two teams at the moment. If momentum shifts back to the Suns, they can build upon that and try to close the series away from home. Nevertheless, if the Bucks can capitalize on their two straight wins, there’s a good chance that they can close the series in front of the ‘Deer Garden’ in Game 6.
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