The Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks meet in Game 4 of the NBA Finals with the Suns looking to recover from a Game 3 loss and go up 3-1. The Bucks will attempt to win another game at home to ensure the series does come back to Milwaukee.
Below is a look at a number of predictions ahead of Wednesday night’s game for the Free $5K DraftKings Pools - Playoff Edition (Suns vs. Bucks).
Which team will cover the spread? Suns +4.5 or Bucks -4.5
The Bucks have only lost one playoff game at home and Giannis Antetokounmpo looks locked in. Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday have stepped up to play great complementary basketball. The Suns struggled in Game 3 and should shoot better, but Milwaukee is the pick here.
PHO Suns vs. MIL Bucks: Total Points: Over/Under 220.5
Games 1 and 2 in the series went over this line and Game 3 was a bucket away from going over. There’s no reason to think Game 4 will go under. Take over 220.5 here.
Race to 15 Points - 1st Quarter: Suns, Bucks or Neither
This has been a close contest in the last three games, but the Bucks have the edge in Game 4 at home. They’ll come out with the same fire they had in Game 3 and win the race to 15.
Which team will have more 3-pointers made? Suns or Bucks
The Suns have made one more triple than the Bucks in the series, but Milwaukee has the 2-1 edge when it comes to this category. Phoenix did all its damage from deep in Game 2, but the Bucks are the pick at home.
Will both Chris Paul and Jrue Holiday record over 8.5 assists? Yes or No
Paul has been great scoring the ball and he’s managed to maintain his assist totals as well. There’s no reason to think he won’t keep that up, especially if Deandre Ayton stays out of foul trouble and gets more minutes. Holiday has also been dishing the rock well, hitting nine or more assists in seven of the last nine games. Both should go over 8.5 here.
Devin Booker total points, rebounds, assists: Over/Under 37.5
Booker is averaging 22.7 points, 4.7 assists and 4.3 rebounds per game and that includes his 10-point dud in Game 3. Expect him to bounce back from that performance and his ability to score could make this number look silly. Take the over.
Giannis Antetokounmpo total points, rebounds, assists: Over/Under 52.5
Antetokounmpo doesn’t look like a player who had a hyperextended knee early in the series. He’s completely healthy and dominating, putting up 40+ points in back-to-back games. Take the over here, as the Suns have not shown they can stop him.
Which team will win the 4th Quarter? Suns or Bucks
Both teams have won the final frame once, with a tie in Game 2. This game should be closer than Game 3 late, meaning both teams won’t be able to unload the benches at the end of the contest. Take the home team to close things out strong in this one.
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