Phoenix Suns vs Milwaukee Bucks: NBA Finals Game 2 Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights, and Trends for July 8, 2021

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BetMGM Oct 02, 2021, 2:03 AM

The Phoenix Suns (51-21, 13-4) are 5.5-point favorites heading into Game 2 of the NBA Finals against the Milwaukee Bucks (46-26, 12-6) at Phoenix Suns Arena on Thursday, starting at 9:00 PM ET on ABC. The Suns have a 1-0 lead in the series. The over/under in the matchup is set at 219.5.

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Suns vs Bucks Betting Information
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
Suns-5.5-110-110219.5-110-110

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Point Total Insights

  • Phoenix's games this year have gone over the point total for Thursday's matchup total (219.5 points) in 52.8% of opportunities (47 out of 89 matchups).
  • In 66 out of Milwaukee's 90 games this year (73.3%), the competing teams combined for more points than the point total in Thursday's matchup.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 232.2 points per game, 12.7 points more than the point total of 219.5 for this matchup.
  • This matchup's total is 0.8 fewer points than the 220.3 these two teams combine to give up per game in 2020-21.
  • This season, the average total for Suns games is 222.2 points, 2.7 more than the over/under of 219.5 points for this contest.
  • Bucks' games have a total points bet of 230.3 points this season, 10.8 points more than the over/under for this game.

Suns Betting Data

  • Phoenix has a 49-39-1 record against the spread this year.
  • The Suns' record against the spread as at least a 5.5-point favorite is above .500 at 26-21.
  • Phoenix and its opponents have hit the over in 53.9% of games (48 out of 89 matchups).

Suns Key Players

  • The Suns scoring leader is Devin Booker, who contributes 25.6 points per game.
  • Deandre Ayton paces Phoenix with 10.5 rebounds per game and Chris Paul leads the squad with 8.9 assists per contest.
  • Jae Crowder is the top three-point shooter for the Suns, hitting 2.5 per game.
  • Phoenix's steals leader is Paul, who grabs 1.4 per game. Ayton leads the team averaging 1.2 blocks an outing.

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Suns Last 10 Games

Suns Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalSuns MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
7/6/2021Bucks118-105 PHOYesHome-10.5218.5-650475PlayoffsYesOver
6/30/2021Clippers130-103 PHOYesAway-14.5232.5-100001750PlayoffsYesOver
6/28/2021Clippers116-102 LACNoHome+10.5228.52500-10000PlayoffsNoUnder
6/26/2021Clippers84-80 PHOYesAway-2.5167.5-225180PlayoffsYesUnder
6/24/2021Clippers106-92 LACNoAway+11.5195.51900-10000PlayoffsNoOver
Suns Last 10 Games
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
8-25-57-3-0215.9111.4104.5+2.534.9%

Suns Injuries

Suns:Dario Saric: Out For Season (Knee)

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Bucks Betting Data

  • Milwaukee has failed to cover the spread in more than half of its contests, going 35-55 ATS.
  • The Bucks have not fared well when playing as an underdog by 5.5 points or more, going 25-33 against the spread.
  • Milwaukee and its opponents have hit the over in more than half of their games this year -- 52 of 90 (57.8%).

Bucks Key Players

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo collects 28.1 points and 11.0 rebounds per game for the Bucks, making him the leading scorer and rebounder on the squad.
  • Jrue Holiday's assist statline paces Milwaukee; he dishes out 6.1 assists per game.
  • Bryn Forbes is reliable from three-point range and leads the Bucks with 2.2 made threes per game.
  • Milwaukee's leader in steals is Holiday with 1.6 per game, and its leader in blocks is Brook Lopez with 1.5 per game.

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Bucks Last 10 Games

Bucks Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalBucks MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
7/6/2021Suns118-105 PHONoAway+10.5218.5475-650PlayoffsNoOver
7/3/2021Hawks118-107 MILYesAway-14.5221.5-100001700PlayoffsNoOver
7/1/2021Hawks123-112 MILYesHome-13.5228.5-50001400PlayoffsNoOver
6/29/2021Hawks110-88 ATLNoAway+15.5197.53300-10000PlayoffsNoOver
6/27/2021Hawks113-102 MILYesAway-2.5224.5-150125PlayoffsYesUnder
Bucks Last 10 Games
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
6-44-66-4-0218.2111.2107+4.933.4%

Bucks Injuries

Bucks:Donte DiVincenzo: Out For Season (Foot)

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