Game 2 featured another dominating performance by the Phoenix Suns as they extended their series lead to 2-0 before heading out to Milwaukee. Once again, they beat the Bucks by double digits in a 118-108 victory that puts them in a comfortable position and two games away from the franchise’s first NBA Championship title.
Mike Budenholzer and his team were off to a good start in the early game, leading the game by as much as nine points. But, the Suns easily closed down on the lead following tremendous shooting from the 3-point line. By the end of the game, the Suns were 20 of 40 in Game 2. Although Giannis Antetokounmpo showcased an incredible scoring of 42 points, his efforts weren’t enough to stop the Suns’ momentum. If this goes on, their hopes of winning another NBA Championship title might be sent to the backburner once again.
With all that, NitroBetting gives you a preview of the Suns vs. Bucks Game 3 as the next clash gives the No. 3 Eastern Conference seed a chance to hit back in front of their home crowd. Find the latest information on both sides, NBA odds, betting trends, and expert betting predictions.Don’t forget to check out for more Basketball betting odds and lines at our online Bitcoin sportsbook.
Bucks vs. Suns Game Information
🏆 SUNS vs. BUCKS 🏆— NBA (@NBA) July 11, 2021
▪️ D-Book's 31 PTS fueled PHX Game 2 win
▪️ Giannis posted 42 PTS (20 in Q3)
▪️ Suns buried #NBAPlayoffs franchise-record 20 threes
2-0 Phoenix lead… the #NBAFinals presented by @YouTubeTV continue TONIGHT with @Suns vs. @Bucks Game 3 at 8:00pm/et on ABC! pic.twitter.com/bOXjlTDoxh
- When: Sunday, July 11, 2021, 8:00 PM ET
- Where: Fiserv Forum
- TV: NBA TV / ESPN
- Radio: 98.7 ARIZONA SPORTS (Suns ) / Newsradio 620 WTMJ (Bucks)
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Betting Odds: Phoenix Suns (+3.5) // O/U 221.0
Why Bet on the Phoenix Suns?
It initially looked like the Bucks were going to pull away from the Suns during the early stages of the game. However, the home team was shooting lights out from beyond the arc and kept this going until the dying minutes of the game. The Suns drained eight three-pointers in the first quarter alone. More than that, they made multiple tough shots and beat the gritty defense of the Bucks. They locked down the Suns on multiple occasions, or so they thought. Despite orchestrating quality defensive measures, Phoenix would still make shots with the clock winding down. Quality ball movement made sure that they kept the Bucks on their toes.
Game 2 saw Devin Booker erupt for 31 points, 5 rebounds, and 6 assists. It looks like the 24-year-old guard took on much of the scoring responsibility in this bout after Chris Paul handled the first game of the series for them. Mikal Bridges put on a show of his own as he ended his night with 27 points, 7 rebounds, and 1 assist. Meanwhile, Jae Crowder and Deandre Ayton took care of the boards when the two combined for 21 rebounds and 21 points. Ultimately, this is what Monty Williams’ team is capable of when they are on full throttle, and the Suns look forward to bringing this momentum in Game 3 of the Finals.
Why Bet on the Milwaukee Bucks?
It was a malfunctioning Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday that held the Bucks back from leveling the series. After a stellar NBA Finals debut, Khris Middleton’s performance dipped in Game 2. He hardly made shots during the game and shot an underwhelming 5 of 16 from the field and 1 of 6 from the 3-point line. On the other hand, Jrue Holiday did great defensively against the Phoenix Suns, specifically on Chris Paul. He was able to keep up with the rotations and blocked 2 shots in the process. Ironically, he did the complete opposite on offense, taking multiple wild shots in the first quarter, going 3 of 9 from the field. By halftime, he attempted five more shots and missed them all. This allowed the Suns to take advantage of the openings and take the lead at the half.
The ‘Greek Freak’ closed his night with a new NBA playoff record, scoring 20 of his 42 points in the third quarter. He was also the top rebounding player for the Bucks in Game 2, collecting 12 rebounds and dishing out 4 assists. The forward was exhausted in the dying minutes of the game, and we need to see his teammates step up right away if they want to overcome the Phoenix Suns in Game 3.
Suns vs. Bucks Betting Trends
- The Suns are 4-1 in their last 5 away games.
- The Suns are 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 away games.
- The totals have gone under in 3 of the Suns’ last 5 games.
- The Bucks are 9-1 in their last 10 home games.
- The Bucks are 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 home games.
- The totals have gone over in 4 of the Bucks’ last 5 games.