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 Jul 29, 2021, 11:09 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
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Suns -5.5 -110 -110 219.5 -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
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Suns Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
7/6/2021 Bucks 118-105 PHO Yes Home -10.5 218.5 -650 475 Playoffs Yes Over
6/30/2021 Clippers 130-103 PHO Yes Away -14.5 232.5 -10000 1750 Playoffs Yes Over
6/28/2021 Clippers 116-102 LAC No Home +10.5 228.5 2500 -10000 Playoffs No Under
6/26/2021 Clippers 84-80 PHO Yes Away -2.5 167.5 -225 180 Playoffs Yes Under
6/24/2021 Clippers 106-92 LAC No Away +11.5 195.5 1900 -10000 Playoffs No Over
Suns Last 10 Games
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
8-2 5-5 7-3-0 215.9 111.4 104.5 +2.5 34.9%

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
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Bucks Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
7/6/2021 Suns 118-105 PHO No Away +10.5 218.5 475 -650 Playoffs No Over
7/3/2021 Hawks 118-107 MIL Yes Away -14.5 221.5 -10000 1700 Playoffs No Over
7/1/2021 Hawks 123-112 MIL Yes Home -13.5 228.5 -5000 1400 Playoffs No Over
6/29/2021 Hawks 110-88 ATL No Away +15.5 197.5 3300 -10000 Playoffs No Over
6/27/2021 Hawks 113-102 MIL Yes Away -2.5 224.5 -150 125 Playoffs Yes Under
Bucks Last 10 Games
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
6-4 4-6 6-4-0 218.2 111.2 107 +4.9 33.4%

Bucks Injuries

Bucks: Donte DiVincenzo: Out For Season (Foot)

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