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The second game of the Suns vs Bucks NBA Finals is nearly here and we expect to see another great duel between these two teams. If you want to learn more about this game, check some of our best Suns vs Bucks predictions and picks, and our close look at betting odds and lines for Game 2 of the NBA Finals.
Our Free Suns vs Bucks Predictions, Tips and Picks
After the Suns took the lead in the series, the Bucks will try to get right back in it with a win in Game 2. If you are not sure what is the best bet for this game, check our premier Suns vs Bucks predictions:
- Moneyline: Suns to Win @ -190 – BetRivers
- Chris Paul Total Assists: Over 8.5 @ -135 – BetMGM
- Khris Middleton Total Points: Over 25.5 @ +112 – DraftKings
Betting odds and lines can change at all times, so remember to check these with your bookmaker before you place your bet.
Suns to Win on Moneyline
As we expected, the Suns justified their favorite tag by covering the spread in Game 1. While our prediction for that game was made under the impression that the Greek Freak will not be playing, the two-time NBA MVP did take the floor in Game 1 but he couldn’t help the Bucks avoid defeat. With that in mind, we expect to see the Suns win Game 2 as well since they’ve shown that they are the best team in these playoffs.
Chris Paul Over 8.5 Total Assists
The experienced playmaker took over the reins in Game 1 and finished with 32 points and 9 assists while scoring most of his points in the second-half to keep the Bucks at distance in crucial moments. As the true leader of this young team, Chris Paul has averaged 8.7 assists per game in the playoffs and our top Suns vs Bucks prediction is for Paul to have at least nine assists in Game 2 as well.
Khris Middleton Over 25.5 Total Points
After struggling with his shot for the most of the Eastern Conference Finals, Khris Middleton was great in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. He scored 29 points on 12-26 shooting and led his team in scoring in Phoenix. While he wasn’t really consistent in these playoffs, we expect him to repeat his performance in Game 2 of the series and score at least 26 points.
Suns vs Bucks Game 2 preview – Can the Bucks do better in Game 2?
After the Suns took Game 1 in a confident and convincing fashion, the Bucks will have to show a lot more to claim a win in Game 2 of the Suns vs Bucks series. So, let’s take a more detailed look at both teams ahead of this game:
The Suns were completely in control in Game 1 of the NBA Finals and they’ve won the game by double digits in the end. So, once again, the Suns proved that they deserve to be in the position to fight for their first NBA title in history. Led by the experienced Chris Paul who scored 32 points and added 9 assists, the Suns played great as a team and we saw young players like Booker, Ayton, and Bridges contribute. Unfortunately, we also saw Dario Saric suffer a serious foot injury that will keep him off the court for months, but the rest of the team is healthy and prepared for Game 2 of the Suns vs Bucks Finals.
While the Bucks had a surprising boost of confidence after it was announced that their superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo will be able to play, they ultimately fell short of expectations and lost Game 1 in a convincing manner. Their second chance of stealing the Suns’ home-court advantage will be in the upcoming Game 2, but the Bucks will have to play much better if they are to keep the game within their reach. The team is almost completely healthy as well, with only DiVincenzo missing.
FAQ for Suns vs Bucks Game 2
Who Won the First Game of the Suns vs Bucks 2021 NBA Finals?
The Phoenix Suns won Game 1 of the series 118-105.
Which Players Led the Teams In Scoring In Game 1 of the NBA Finals?
Chris Paul scored the most points for the Suns – 32. Meanwhile, Khris Middleton led the Bucks in scoring with 29 points in Game 1.
When Is Game 2 of the Suns vs Bucks Series Scheduled For?
Game 2 of the 2021 NBA Finals is scheduled for Thursday, July 8th, at 9 pm ET.