Milwaukee (58-31 straight up, 42-47 against the spread) advanced to the NBA Finals with a 118-107 win at Atlanta as a 3.5-point road underdog Saturday night at State Farm Arena. The 225 combined points went ‘over’ the 219.5-point total.
Khris Middleton was the catalyst for the Bucks, producing 32 points, seven assists, four rebounds and three steals. Jrue Holiday added 27 points, nine assists, nine rebounds, four steals and two blocks.
Mike Budenholzer’s squad won Games 5 and 6 without two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, who has a hyperextended knee and is listed as ‘questionable’ for Tuesday’s Game 1 at Phoenix.
As of Sunday afternoon, most books had Phoenix (63-25 SU, 53-33-2 ATS) installed as a 5.5 or six-point home favorite for the series opener. The total was 217 points and the Bucks were +200 on the money line.
The Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas has the Suns as -175 favorites to win the series, with Milwaukee at +155 on the comeback.
ABC will provide Tuesday’s Game 1 telecast at 9:05 p.m. Eastern.