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Bucks vs. Suns Game 1 picks vs. spread, total, props: Best bets for NBA Finals matchup, plus DFS advice

SportsLine NBA expert Ameer Tyree has identified several value plays in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night.
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The Phoenix Suns will host the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 1 of the 2021 NBA Finals on Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET. The home team is favored by six points at William Hill Sportsbook and the Over/Under is set at 219.5. Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) has been upgraded from doubtful to play to questionable because of an injury he sustained during the Eastern Conference Finals. His absence could make several lines very desirable.

SportsLine NBA expert Ameer Tyree has analyzed the Bucks vs. Suns Game 1 lines and has several plays he loves on the spread, total, props and DFS. One spot where he sees a clear edge for bettors: the Under.

"The Suns have limited opposing teams to a playoff-low of 103.6 points per game and the Bucks posted a 108.6 defensive rating in 11 regular-season games without their superstar. Only four teams posted better defensive ratings than that during the regular season," Tyree says about the defensive matchup.

Tyree is also backing three player props from the game, including two that would pay out plus odds if they come in. You can find out which player he expects to "impact the glass" while cashing on his Over rebounding prop, who's capable of "dominating lesser reserves off the bench" and which player the former DraftKings writer has identified as someone who could be "one of the best value plays available" for DFS gamers below.

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