Milwaukee Bucks
Phoenix Suns
Tue, Jul 6 - 9:00p ET   |   ABC   |   PHX Arena
By Landon Smith

Milwaukee Bucks vs Phoenix Suns NBA Finals Game 1 Odds, Picks and Prediction 7/6/2021

Milwaukee Bucks Will Try to Get a Win When Meet Phoenix Suns from Phoenix Suns Arena, Phoenix, AZ - NBA Basketball - NBA Finals - Game 1 Match Preview and Prediction Game on Tuesday, July 4, 2021.

Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL - SF
28.1 PPG, 11.0 RPG, 5.9 APG

Devin Booker PHX - SG
25.6 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 4.3 APG


The Milwaukee Bucks faced the Atlanta Hawks in a 118-107 victory in their final game. Milwaukee finished with a 46.1% field goal percentage (41 of 89) and made 17 of his 45 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the free throw line, the Bucks made 19 of 21 attempts for a rate of 90.5%. As for rebounding, they have compiled a total of 46, including 12 offenses. They also distributed 24 assists in that game while forcing the opposition to make 16 turnovers and get 11 interceptions. On defense, Milwaukee allowed his opponent to shoot 41.3% from the field on 38 of 92 shots. Atlanta distributed 22 assists and made 11 interceptions in that game. On top of that, Atlanta lost 43 rebounds (13 on offense, 30 on defense) and added 5 rejections. Atlanta ended up going 82.6% on the charity strip, nullifying 19 of 23 shots. They passed 12 of their 32 attempts away.

Khris Middleton is one of the players who passed this contest. He finished with 32 points on 10 of 22 shots. She played 40:56 minutes and took 4 rebounds. Middleton ended up losing 45.5% of the ground and also gave up 7 cents. Someone else who was in that game against the Bucks was Jrue Holiday. He had 9 rebounds in his 42:12 minutes played on the night. He finished the contest with 47.8% of the ground in that match by connecting 11 of 23 (27 points). At the end of this match, Holiday had 9 assists.

Milwaukee is treading hardwood with a 46-26 win-loss record on the year. The Bucks hit 38.9% from 3s (1,038 of 2,669) and 76.0% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 120.1 pts per game (1st in the league) in 48.7% of the field. They turn it around 13.8 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 17.3 fouls per game. As a unit, Milwaukee shoots 48.1 boards per game and has 1,834 assists for the season, which is 14th in the NBA in terms of assists. Defensively, the Bucks can force 13.2 turnovers per game while shooting 18.3 fouls. The Bucks defense is giving up a 45.6% shooting percentage (947 of 1,320) and allowing 43.4 rebounds per team game. They rank 17th in basketball for assists their opponents with 1,804 retirements for the year. They give up 38.4% in long distance shots and rank 22nd in basketball in points allowed per game (114.2).


In their last game, the Phoenix Suns came home victorious with a score of 130-103 against the Los Angeles Clippers. The Suns managed to land 37 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 47 in the game. They also spit it out 9 times, getting 5 flights for this contest. The Clippers committed 11 fouls in the game, bringing the Suns to the free throw line for 11 attempts. They managed to take down 7 of them for a 63.6% clip. When it comes to shooting from a 3-point range, Phoenix made 17 of 31 attempts (54.8%). In the end, the Suns were 53 of 94 from the field, which saw them shoot 56.4 percent. The Suns allowed the Clippers to bury 33 of their 79 attempts from the ground, giving them a 41.8% rate for the contest. They shot 30.8% from the center with 12 of 39 and got away from the center shooting 25 of 32 from the free throw line (78.1%). As for rebounding, Phoenix allowed Los Angeles to drop 32 overall (7 offenses).

Chris Paul ended up being a major contributor to the Suns in this game. He converted 16 of 24 for the game for a 66.7% field goal percentage and scored 4 rebounds. Paul had 41 points in his 34:56 minutes on hardwood and accumulated 8 cents for this contest. Another kid who came for Phoenix was Devin Booker. He finished the game with 4 assists in 42:04 minutes from the field, and shot 10 of 26 from the ground. Booker ended up shooting 38.5 percent from the field in addition to totaling 22 points and 7 total rebounds.

Phoenix is ??51-21 for wins and losses this season. The Suns commit 19.1 fouls per game and shoot 83.4% from the free throw line. His attendance rate to his teammates is 26.9 times per game (third in the NBA) and they return it 12.5 times per game. Phoenix totaled 8,300 pts this season (115.3 per game) and landed 42.9 boards per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Suns are shooting 49.0% from the field, which ranks second in the NBA. The Suns on the defensive end of the field are seventh in the league in retired PPGs at 109.5. They force 13.6 turnovers per night and have allowed teams to shoot 46.7% from the ground (15th in the NBA). Phoenix's defense concedes 35.4% on 3 points (836 out of 2359) and opponents reverse 77.8% of their free throw attempts. They allow 22.9 assists and 42.7 rebounds per game, ranking fourth and ninth in the NBA.

WINNER: Milwaukee Bucks @ +5.5

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By Landon Smith, on 9:00p ET