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The 2021 NBA Finals are heating up and with the Suns having a 2-0 lead, Game 3 will be crucial for the outcome of the Bucks vs Suns series. With that in mind, we have for you a detailed preview of the game, along with our favorite Bucks vs Suns predictions and picks. We will also take a look at the current betting lines and odds for Game 3 of the Bucks vs Suns NBA Finals.
Our Top Bucks vs Suns Predictions, Picks and Tips
If you are struggling to decide on the right bet for Game 3 of the NBA Finals, check some of our best bucks vs Suns predictions:
- Spread: Suns to Win (+4.5) @ -108 – FanDuel
- Devin Booker Total Points: Over 28.5 @ -108 – DraftKings
- Giannis Antetokounmpo Total Points: Over 32.5 @ -105 – BetMGM
Betting lines and odds change all the time, so check them with your bookie before placing a bet.
Suns to Win on Spread (+4.5)
After winning the first two games, the Suns can get out and play Game 3 without any pressures, unlike the Bucks who have to win this game or they can basically say goodbye to their chances of becoming the NBA champions. We are not sure that the Bucks can deal with this pressure, which is why we expect a very close game and why our top Bucks vs Suns prediction for Game 3 is for the Suns to win the game on spread, i.e. to win, or lose the game by fewer than five points.
Devin Booker Over 28.5 Total Points
While Chris Paul is the leader of these Suns due to his experience and his on-court leadership, Devin Booker is right behind him as the most important player of the team. The young shooting guard is having a great run in these playoffs with an average of 27.2 points. In the first two games against the Bucks, Booker averaged 29 points per game. So, we expect Booker to score at least 29 points in Game 3 as well.
Giannis Antetokounmpo Over 32.5 Total Points
While the Greek Freak was a late and surprising addition to Game 1 after he suffered a knee injury in the Eastern Conference Finals, he seemed more than ready in Game 2 in which he dropped 42 points. Overall, he averaged 31 points per game in the first two games of the Bucks vs Suns series, while his playoff average is 28.5 points per game. With Game 3 basically being a do-or-die game for the Bucks, we expect Giannis to play heavy minutes and score at least 33 points.
Bucks vs Suns preview – Can the Bucks get their first win in the series?
The Suns have won the first two games of the 2021 NBA Finals, which puts the Bucks in a very dangerous situation since no team came back to win a series after going down 3-0 in the history of the NBA league. With that in mind, let’s take a more detailed look at both teams:
The Bucks have already been down 2-0 once in these playoffs, in the Eastern Conference semis against the Nets. So, the Bucks are not in an unfamiliar territory and they do have a much better record in Milwaukee so far in the playoffs. It remains to be seen whether they can whether the pressure and get the much-needed win in Game 3. The team will, once again, be without DiVincenzo, who will miss the rest of the playoffs.
Two more wins are all that the Suns need to become the NBA champions for the first time in the history of the franchise. After the first two games in Phoenix in which the Suns dominated and won both of them with double-digit differences, the series will now move to Milwaukee for the next two games. The Suns are mostly healthy, but the will be without Dario Saric who got injured in Game 1 and who will miss the rest of the season.
The most common questions for Bucks vs Suns
Which Team Has the Lead in the Bucks vs Suns Series?
The Phoenix Suns are leading the series after winning the first two games in Phoenix.
Where and When Will Game 3 of the Bucks vs Suns Finals Be Played?
Game 3 of the series will start at 8 pm ET, on Sunday, July 11th. The game will be played at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Who Is the Best Scorer after the First Two Games in the Series?
Giannis Antetokounmpo is the top scorer in the series with 62 points in the first two games, or 31 points per game.