The Phoenix Suns took Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Milwaukee Bucks by the score of 118-105. In that win, the Suns were able to cover the -5 spread and the 219.5-point total went over as well. Heading into Game 2, not much has changed, in terms of what the bookmakers believe.
Most NBA betting sites have listed the Suns as -5.5 favorites and the total set at 220. As I just mentioned, we’re seeing a mirror image of the series opener. I went heavy on the Suns in Game 1, and it appears like that’ll be the case once again. There wasn’t much from Tuesday night that gave me any hope that things will change.
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NBA Finals Game 2 Prop bets
Phoenix Suns ML + Under 220.5 Points (+160)
We did something similar on Tuesday, and it can certainly work once again. I believe the Suns have the much better coach with Monty Williams, so we should expect to see an even better defensive performance. That will be key, considering Phoenix did nothing but run and push the tempo on possessions in which Milwaukee doesn’t score. I could very well see another drubbing coming from the Suns to the tune of double digits.
Milwaukee Bucks – Under 107.5 Points (-108)
Given my optimism for the game total going under, I’d love to see the Bucks stumble and contribute to my winnings. Not to mention, I do still have that possible Suns 4-0 series win in my back pocket. Nevertheless, I do believe Phoenix will bring an even better defensive effort now that it has seen it work to perfection. There’s no defense for Khris Middleton getting hot and popping shots in defenders’ eyes, but the Suns can certainly make him work for it. You can also tell that Giannis Antetokounmpo is a little bit rattled at the free-throw line — that Phoenix crowd is legit.
NBA Finals Player Prop Bets – Game 2
Brook Lopez – First Basket (+1000)
For my best NBA prop bets today, I’ll start it off with a familiar face from Tuesday’s article. I took Lopez to score over 15.5 points, which he did. In addition, he made a lot of people money by scoring the first basket of the game. Lopez has the same +1000 odds that he did in Game 1 for the same task. Phoenix has not done well at defending bigs this season, so I’m certainly willing to go back to it here.
Devin Booker – Over 2.5 Made 3-Pointers (+120)
There’s a saying I learned a long time ago: “If it looks too good to be true, it usually is.” I already know this is a sucker’s bet (for whatever reason), but we’re really just asking Booker to make three shots from behind the arc at plus-odds. Surprisingly, Booker has only made one 3-pointer or fewer in five of his last six games. Something has got to give.