2021 NBA Finals: Suns vs Bucks Game 4 Predictions Against the Spread
The Milwaukee Bucks finally got a victory in the 2021 NBA Finals. They trounced the Phoenix Suns in game 3 and are now down 2-1 in the series. One of the interesting things in this series up to this point is that all of the wins have been by double-digits. It may be easy to lean towards the home team when making Suns vs Bucks Game 4 predictions, but you have to do the research.
Odds and Trends
Suns vs. Bucks spread: Bucks -4
Suns vs. Bucks over-under: 220.5 points
Suns vs. Bucks money line: Bucks -185, Suns +165
After an impressive win, the oddsmakers made the Bucks 4 point favorites in game 4. This number is rising as the early betting is on the home team. The more interesting betting odds to pay attention to, maybe the over/under. Game 3 stayed under the closing total by 1 point, depending on your line, but it dropped for game 4. The over/under is currently at 220.5 at My Bookie.
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The Suns do well after a loss against the spread (ATS) with a 20-7 ATS record after a straight-up loss. IT helps that they have covered 12 of the last 16 games overall and 6 of the last 8 games on the road. However, the Bucks have been incredible at home covering five of the last six games against the betting number. So who wins and covers game 4?
Must Win for the Suns
The Suns are up in the series, yet if you ask the leader of this team, game four is a must-win.
“For us, the biggest game of the year is tomorrow. Tomorrow. It’s a must-win game for us,” Suns guard Chris Paul said on Saturday. “We got to come out with that mindset. Know that they’re home, they’re more comfortable, they will be in front of their fans. But we got to be us. We got to be us and we got to be the hungrier team, and so that’s what we’ll do.”
Suns vs Bucks Game 4 Predictions
Giannis Antetokounmpo is crushing the Suns in the Finals. But, it is worth noting that Suns’ big man Deandre Ayton only played 24 minutes in the last game due to foul trouble. This is not something that the Bucks will be able to rely on every night. However, the Bucks did very well even when he was on the floor and were able to build an impressive lead. It is clear that home teams get more calls in the Finals and it is very clear that Giannis is going to take a more aggressive approach in the playoffs.
The role players may actually be the X-Factor. So far Chris Paul and Giannis have had impressive games in every outing, but the role players have made the difference. Whatever superstar got the most assistance from the rest of his team has won the game. That will not change in game four.
Everyone assumes that the Suns will return to form and win game four, but that is a mistake. The Bucks aggression at the rim is unstoppable. The Suns have injuries and little depth under the basket. The Bucks scored 1.24 points per possession in the last victory partly due to that aggressive posture near the rim. That is the main reason Giannis kept calling for the ball over and over again. That opened up the arc and that is why role players like Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday finally shot well.
This series is far from over and the Bucks will tie it up with another resounding win.