Suns vs. Bucks: NBA Finals Game 6 betting odds, preview, and pick
The Milwaukee Bucks have won three straight games and are one win away from an NBA championship. Can the Phoenix Suns stay alive with a road win?
We have the betting odds and preview you need before Game 6 tips off on Tuesday at 9:00 p.m. ET at Fiserv Forum.
Wed, July 21 2021, 1:10 AM
Milwaukee's mini "Big 3"
For the Bucks to overcome their hump of being a contender, but not a champion, they needed more help outside of just Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton. They are finally starting to get that from Jrue Holiday, and it's showing in the turn of this series.
In Milwaukee’s 0-2 start, Holiday shot a dreadful 11-for-35 from the field for 27 total points combined. Since then, he has shot 24-for-54 from the field, and averaged 20.3 points per game to go along with 9.9 assists and 5.3 rebounds.
Milwaukee's mini "Big 3" is averaging 82.3 points, 21.3 assists, and 24.0 rebounds per game over this three-game winning streak. The difference has been clear in the Bucks' success in this series.
Where is Chris Paul?
After playing incredible basketball in the closeout of the Western Conference Finals and the first two games of the NBA Finals, "CP3" seems to have disappeared. After averaging 27.5 points, 8.5 assists, and 4.0 rebounds per game on 56.4% shooting in the first two games, he has averaged just 16.7 points, 9.0 assists, 2.0 rebounds, and 3.3 turnovers per game in the past three games. Paul has also only gone 4-for-9 from the free throw line.
The Suns will need the Chris Paul from the first two games to show up in Game 6 if they hope to win on the road. In Game 4, Devin Booker went off for 42 points and it still wasn't enough to get the win. He will need the help of his future Hall of Fame point guard to send this series to a seventh game.
Deer District will be rocking
It's always tough to win on the road in the playoffs, but it's been especially tough at the Fiserv Forum. The Bucks are 9-1 at home this postseason, with the lone loss being a Game 1 shocker to the Atlanta Hawks.
After scoring 118 points in each of the first two games and 119 points in Game 5, the Suns only scored 100 points in Game 3 and 103 points in Game 4. The Bucks' defense really clamps down at home, and Holiday has been a menace to both Paul and Booker on the perimeter.
The Suns will need to overcome a raucous crowd and a hot Bucks team to send this series back to Phoenix for a Game 7. This will be a mammoth task for Booker and Paul to take on.
It's hard to go against the Bucks at home, but this series just feels destined for another close game and ultimately a Game 7 finale. I sense a massive Devin Booker on Tuesday night in which he wills the Suns back home for one last game to get CP3 that elusive title.
I honestly would take this prop at 40.5 points. Booker is going to have a killer mentality in Game 6 and it will show in his scoring numbers. Do not be shocked if he hits 50.