Milwaukee Bucks host the Phoenix Suns in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, needing one win to secure the title. The last time they’ve conquered the NBA was in 1971, with the guy called Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and the other one named Oscar Robertson. You’ve might hear about them, as both would later become Hall of Famers. Though, there is one little problem here, as they have to defeat the Phoenix Suns first. Some would say that after Game 5 in Arizona, that won’t be a problem, but do know that the Suns have nothing to lose now, and are pushed to the brink. And the fear of losing is always the biggest and the best motive.
Phoenix Suns (+175) looked much better on Saturday night than in Milwaukee during Games 3 and 4. Let’s be honest, they should have won that latter match if the officiating was good, but that isn’t creating an alibi for playing terribly in Game 5. Losing a 16-point edge in any finals match is something that pretty much decides the series because the swing generated from that is colossal.
Booker had another 40-point night, but all that went down the drain because of his last possession once he lost the ball. Milwaukee won because of that in the end, you know, and that could leave some trace on the sharpshooting guard. He was facing a lot of problems in recent times, but so far, D-Book was superb. This is the match that will show he is a Hall of Fame prospect or not.
One other guy who is in the middle of every story is Chris Paul. He needs to be better as well, because Jrue Holiday stepped up and pushed the Bucks in the last two games. Paul needs to attack and overload Milwaukee’s point guard, which would decrease his impact on the game.
Milwaukee Bucks (-150) and their fans got their second superstar during this playoff. Khris Middleton was a star and a very good player, but after the last couple of weeks, we can say that the Bucks’ forward is a SUPERSTAR. The way he played in crucial moments of Milwaukee’s crucial matches is memorable. His one-on-one game was what lifted the Bucks above the rivals.
It is no wonder when Giannis scores 40 points, and during these playoffs, it became a usual thing for Middleton as well. Nobody is surprised anymore when that happens.
The above-mentioned Holiday was really a nasty factor for the Suns, and his two defenses provided two wins. In Game 4, he stole the ball from Chris Paul, and in Game 5, he did the same, only his victim was Devin Booker. Apart from that, Holiday organizes the attack perfectly, and 13 assists in the most recent game are the best proof.
The bookmakers have set the line for the total number of points at 222, and we believe that the pressure and the importance of the game will cause lower efficiency. Both teams shot incredibly well in Game 5, over 50% from the field, and that isn’t going to happen on Tuesday night, which is why we propose betting on under.
Pick: Under 222 Points
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