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Phoenix Suns vs Milwaukee Bucks: Prediction and Betting Tips
Phoenix Suns showing great determination as they start the series with a win
The Phoenix Suns couldn’t hope for a better start in the NBA Finals series against the Bucks. Chris Paul put on an incredible display and controlled the game from start to finish scoring 32 points and helped his teammates with nine assists. Paul is looking for his first NBA title and the 36-year-old looks very determined to give his best to achieve that.
It was a very tactical game as the Suns used the pick-and-roll in almost all of their offensive maneuvers giving Chris Paul And Devin Booker the chance to be defended by the likes of Brook Lopez who was too slow to defend against two of the fastest players in the NBA. Booker himself plying in his first NBA finals scored 27 points shooting 10/10 from the free-throw line.
Suns Key Stats
- The Suns made 26 of 25 free throws in game one
- The Suns are averaging 109.4 points per game in the playoffs
- The average field goal percentage by the Suns is 47.7 in the playoffs
Milwaukee Bucks need some defensive adjustments
The good news in game one for the Milwaukee Bucks is that Giannis Antetokoumnpo was fit and played the whole game looking sharp. The bad news was that they couldn’t stop Chris Paul from playing with their defense the way he liked to. Coach Mike Budenholzer has some homework to do before game two to come up with a better defensive organization.
Giannis’s 20 points weren’t enough to help his team grab the first crucial win in the series. The Greek collected 17 rebounds, 15 of them defensive as he looked to be in good shape. The Bucks’ best scorer was Khris Middleton with 29 points making five out of 12 from the arc. Defensively, Bydenholzer’s players looked slow and couldn’t keep up with the Suns’ fast game.
Bucks Key Stats
- 109.6 is the average points scored by the Bucks in the playoffs
- The average field goal percentage per game by the Bucks is 46%
- The Bucks are shooting 38.1% from the arc in the playoffs
Phoenix Suns vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction
Great players shine when playing in crucial games and are under pressure. This is true for Chris Paul who may not get another chance to grab his first career NBA ring. At 36, the Suns point guard looks very determined to guide his team to their first-ever NBA title.
Without Giannis in the last three games of their series against the Hawks, coach Budenholzer’s team played a very collective game and all players were involved in scoring and defense. The Hawks are relying too much on Giannis, probably Budenholzer should spread the tasks among his players.
We had predicted correctly a Suns win in game one and they are the favorite to win the second game as well. Vbet is paying 1.47 for a Suns win. We will surely see a tougher defense by the Bucks though and we think the score of game two will be low.
Phoenix Suns vs Milwaukee Bucks Betting Tips
Under 222.5 Total Points 1.71 at Vbet
Bucks to win the first quarter 2.34 at Vbet
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