The Milwaukee Bucks are one win away from clinching the franchise’s first NBA championship since 1970-71 when they meet the Phoenix Suns in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. The Suns have lost three straight games and now need to win on the road to force a Game 7 at home.
Below is a look at a number of predictions ahead of Tuesday night’s game for the Free $5K DraftKings Pools - Playoff Edition (PHX-MIL).
Which team will cover the spread? Bucks -4.5 or Suns +4.5
The Suns kept Games 4 and 5 close after getting blown out in Game 3. While they were on the losing end of both results, the Suns are not losing by big margins. The Bucks are favored at home where they’ve been unstoppable this postseason, but take Phoenix to cover the spread.
How many total points will be scored? Over/under 222.5
This line has moved up consistently throughout the series as both offenses keep clicking. Three of five games have gone over this line and Game 3 was a triple away from going over. Take the over at 222.5 for Game 6, even though the Suns have struggled to score in Milwaukee.
Which team will reach 15 points first?
The Bucks have won this battle three times, but the Suns have jumped out in front early in the last two meetings. Phoenix is the more desperate team in Game 6, but take the Bucks at home to win this category.
Which team will have more 3-pointers?
The Bucks have won this battle three times, with the Suns taking one and one being a tie. Both teams are starting to heat up from deep and both have shot at tremendous volume. Take Milwaukee in this one, but with caution. The Suns are likely to get their shooters more involved in Game 6.
Will Chris Paul and Jrue Holiday both have more than 8.5 assists?
Both guards continue to distribute the ball well in the Finals and Holiday has added scoring to his arsenal over the last three games. Paul started off the series strong, but has definitely cooled off. Take both players to get at least nine assists in Game 6.
Devin Booker points, rebounds and assists? Over/under 40.5
Booker put up 40+ points in back-to-back games and could totally shatter this line. However, the Suns will likely try to get other players more involved in this game. Take the under, only because Booker’s scoring might be affected by less opportunities for the sake of playing more team basketball.
Giannis Antetokounmpo points, rebounds and assists? Over/under 51.5
This line has moved down a bit since Antetokounmpo’s last two games, where he’s combining for 47.5 points, rebounds and assists per game. We’ve seen Antetokounmpo have a signature performance in a closeout game against the Brooklyn Nets and this could be one more thing to add to his growing legacy. Take the over here.
Which team wins the 4th quarter?
This category is 2-2 with one tie over the series. The Bucks are at home and will want to close things out in style, but the Suns are the team facing elimination. Phoenix will likely get some sort of run in the fourth quarter to win this category, but who knows whether it’ll be enough to win the game.
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