Milwaukee Bucks vs Phoenix Suns Game 1 Odds
And then there were two. After a long, drama-filled NBA playoffs, we have two teams left for the NBA finals and two teams not accustomed to being in this position.
The Milwaukee Bucks last won the NBA Championship in 1974 while the Phoenix Suns have never won the Championship in their 53 year history. We may not have the biggest franchises competing for the 2021 NBA Championship, but we’ve got two sets of teams and two sets of fans that want this desperately.
In the regular season, these two sides met twice. Phoenix came out on top both times, but only by the narrowest of margins, winning by just 1 single point both times. This included an incredible 128-127 win in April that went to overtime. Let’s hope for more of the same in this series!
Heading in to the series, the Phoenix Suns are the favorites to win the Championship. The best odds available on that happening are -175, which implies a 63.6% probability chance. The Bucks are the dogs and can be backed at odds of +150.
For game 1, however, the odds are stacked more firmly in Phoenix’s favor of getting off to a 1-0 start. Obviously it’s starting as a home game for the Suns, so they’re stronger in the betting. The odds on a game 1 win for Phoenix are -225 with the Bucks available at over 2/1.
On the spread, the Suns are unsurprisingly giving 5.5 to Milwaukee. Stay tuned on OddsChecker for the latest odds movement as we get closer to tip off in game 1. Where will the sharp, late money go?
Milwaukee Bucks vs Phoenix Suns Game 1 Moneyline Odds
Phoenix Suns -225
Milwaukee Bucks +205
Milwaukee Bucks vs Phoenix Suns Game 1 Spread
Phoenix Suns -5.5
Milwaukee Bucks +5.5
Milwaukee Bucks vs Phoenix Suns Championship Odds
Phoenix Suns -175
Milwaukee Bucks +150
Milwaukee Bucks Preview
Having fended off Miami Heat, Brooklyn Nets and the Atlanta Hawks, the Bucks are finally here in the NBA finals. The Giannis-era has finally led to Milwaukee making it all the way, but will it be without their star man? Giannis missed the final two games of their Eastern Conference finals series with Atlanta, but the supporting cast at the Bucks held their nerve and finished the job without him. It looks like they made need to step up to the plate again as doubts continue to surround Giannis’ injured knee. Can they contend with their franchise leader against a side that has taken out both LA teams and the Nuggets? It’s hard to say, but you can see why the Bucks are the dogs heading into the series and especially game 1.
Phoenix Suns Preview
Talking of franchise-stars, the 2021 playoffs has been the birthplace of a new one in Phoenix, with Devin Booker’s performances making him a household name. No doubt, he was always a promising player, but Booker has lifted his game to new levels in the playoffs and the Suns will be hoping this form continues as they search for their first ever Championship. With the support of Booker, Chris Paul will look to put the finishing touches to his incredible career and finally get a ring. Paul has been a huge part of the NBA for the past 16 years and his career no doubt deserves a Championship, can he deliver when his team needs it most? The Suns have the talent to take this title, they need to stay fit and strike early in the series before Giannis can get back to 100% fitness.
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Milwaukee Bucks vs Phoenix Suns Game 1 Key Information
Date: July 6
Time: 9:10pm ET
Milwaukee Bucks vs Phoenix Suns Game 1 TV Channel & Live Stream
TV Channel: The national broadcast partners of the NBA are ABC, TNT, ESPN and NBA TV
Live Stream: NBA League Pass
Milwaukee Bucks vs Phoenix Suns Game 1 Prediction
Phoenix Suns -5.5 @ -109