The Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns face off in Game 6 of the NBA Finals at 6 p.m. Arizona time on Tuesday.
Will the Suns force a Game 7 in the series or will the Bucks take home the title with a win in Milwaukee?
Check out what the odds are saying about the game, as well as some picks and predictions for the contest, which can be seen on ABC.
BetMGM: Bucks a 5-point favorite against Suns at home
It writes: “Milwaukee holds a losing record against the spread this year, going 39-55 ATS. The Bucks have not fared well as a 5-point favorite, going 26-33 against the spread when favored by at least 5 points. Phoenix has covered the spread in more than half of its outings, going 49-43-1 ATS. When they play as at least 5-point underdogs, the Suns have a record ATS of 26-22.”
Sports Betting Dime: Bucks a 4.5 favorite vs. Suns in Game 6
Chris Amberley writes: “The early juice is shaded towards the Bucks which makes sense. They’ve won three straight and casual bettors will want to get down on the home team with a chance to win the title. However, if the line gets pushed up to -5, money is bound to come back in on Phoenix.”
Draft Kings: Bucks a big favorite in moneyline over Suns
The site has Milwaukee at -210 to win the game and Phoenix at +175. Benjamin Zweiman writes: “Game 5 was the first instance of the road team winning in this Finals. The Bucks have been insanely good at home and more importantly are in a groove. The Suns are looking stagnant at times offensively and haven’t made the defensive adjustments necessary to counter Milwaukee. Take the home team to close out the Finals Tuesday.”
ESPN: Bucks haven’t fared well as big favorites this season
It writes: “Milwaukee is under .500 against the spread this season with a record of 45-48-1. The Bucks have a losing record against the spread when favored by at least 5 points, going 26-29-1 this season.”
CBS Sports: Take the Suns (with the points) in Game 6 vs. Bucks
Michael Kaskey-Blomain writes: “The Suns have been a resilient team all season, and it’s hard to imagine their season ending with four consecutive losses to the same squad. Plus, Chris Paul can be better than he has been, and with his shot at winning a title fading away, you have to believe that he’s going to come out focused and motivated.”
FanDuel: Suns have fared well against spread vs. Bucks
Adam Taylor McKillop writes: “Phoenix is 8-4 against the spread (ATS) in its last 12 games against Milwaukee.”
The Lines: Suns have met expectations as big underdogs
It writes: “Phoenix has a 55-37-1 record ATS this season. When they play as at least a 5-point underdog, the Suns routinely meet expectations with a 21-18 record against the spread.”
Oddschecker: Take the Bucks to cover in Game 6 vs. Suns
Brian Good writes: “Win or lose, we better never hear about how Giannis Antetokounmpo doesn’t have the “killer instict”, whatever that is. In Game 4, it was his block on Deandre Ayton that won the Bucks the game. In Game 5, it was his alley-oop in transition that capped the victory for Milwaukee. Giannis Antetokounmpo has been fantastic, playing on an injured knee nonetheless. If he, Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton give another performance like they did on Saturday, the NBA title is as good as theirs.”
Big on Sports: Bucks will take home title in Game 6
Jake Flynn writes: “All I can say is what a game! Game 5 had all the drama with comebacks, lights out shooting and a key defensive play that sparked the Bucks. With the Suns on the ropes you can bet they’ll play with an added intensity. But the Bucks overcame a big deficit on the road for their third straight victory and they certainly don’t want a Game 7. With the chance to close it out on Tuesday, Giannis and Co. will rise to the occasion.”
Sports Chat Place: Go with the Suns with the points in Game 6
Randy Chambers writes: “I’m not nearly as confident in the Suns as I was before the series began and a lot of that has to do with the way CP3 has looked lately. He’s having issues holding onto the ball. The Suns also aren’t getting consistent play overall outside of anyone but Booker. With that said, the Bucks have lacked a killer instinct all playoffs long. Right when it looks like the Bucks have things figured out, they take the foot off the gas. Also, no team has won four straight after trailing 0-2 in the NBA Finals since the 2006 Miami Heat. I also refuse to believe CP3 is going to let things end like this after being so close to a legacy defining championship. Also, no matter what you think of the Bucks winning, we’re getting 5 free points with a Suns team that’s covered 12 of their last 17 games. Give me the points, and hopefully we see a game 7. If not, see you guys next season!”
ESPN: Bucks have a 57.8% chance to win Game 6
The site’s Basketball Power Index gives the Suns a 42.2% chance to force a Game 7.
The Ringer: Milwaukee has a 54% chance to close out series in Game 6
The site gives the Suns a 46% chance to win the game and have Milwaukee’s expected margin of victory at one point.