The Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns are even at 2-2 in the 2021 NBA Finals, and the championship series will return to Phoenix on Saturday for Game 5. The Suns appeared to be running away with the series after securing back-to-back double-digit wins against at home, but the Bucks fought back by winning two straight at Fiserv Forum. Phoenix is still favored to win the title, but that could change if Milwaukee kicks off the weekend by stealing a game on the road. Can Milwaukee overcome the odds?
Tip-off is set for 9 p.m. ET at Phoenix Suns Arena. The home team is a -175 favorite on the money line and a four-point favorite at William Hill Sportsbook. The Bucks are +155 underdogs, and the over-under is installed at 218.5.
SportsLine NBA expert Ameer Tyree has analyzed the Bucks vs. Suns Game 5 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 Over.
"The Suns underachieved on the road, but no team has been better offensively against the Bucks than Phoenix at home. Games 1 and 2 cleared 222 points despite two below-average performances from Milwaukee, and I expect them to keep up the pace now that they've found their rhythm," Tyree told Sportsline.
Tyree is also backing two other player props from the game. You can find out which bench player from each team seems likely to thrive here. You can see his best bet for the Bucks' first player off the bench, his thoughts on Jae Crowder's point, rebound, and assist total, and what big man could get more involved as a playmaker here.
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