NBA Finals: Phoenix Suns vs Milwaukee Bucks Game 4 Odds

The Milwaukee Bucks won their first game of the 2020-21 NBA Finals on Sunday as Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 41-point effort helped them to a 120-100 win over the Phoenix Suns. Now, the Bucks have a chance to even on Wednesday as Game 4 is scheduled for 9:00 p.m. EST in Milwaukee, WI.

Here’s a look at Bovada’s odds for Wednesday’s Game 4 of the NBA Finals.

NBA Finals Odds: Phoenix Suns vs Milwaukee Bucks Game 4

Odds via Bovada as of Tuesday, July 13

  • Series: PHX leads 2-1
  • Time: 9:00 p.m. EST
  • Moneyline: Suns (+160) vs Bucks (-180)
  • Point Spread: Suns: +4.5 (-115), Bucks: -4.5 (-105)
  • Total: 220.5 — Over (-110), Under (-110)

Can the Suns Regain the Two-Game Series Lead?

Through most of the first two games of the NBA Finals, it looked like the Suns were going to cruise to a championship victory. However, after back-to-back 40-point performances by Antetokounmpo, it’s obvious that Phoenix needs to tighten up its interior defense. For context, the Suns were outscored 54-40 in the paint in Game 3. It certainly doesn’t help that that Milwaukee also outrebounded them 47-36. One way the Suns can address that issue is if Deandre Ayton starts to get going. He’s averaging 14.0 PPG and 10.0 RPG over the past two games, which is a disappointment compared to how he was playing as he came out of the third-round series against the Los Angeles Clippers.

The Suns are also going to need Devin Booker to have a bounce-back performance following a disappointing showing in Game 3. Booker ended the night with just 10 points on .214/.143/.600 shooting. The shots just weren’t falling for him, as he hit just three of his 14 attempted field goals. Considering how he was talked about as being a potential NBA Finals MVP candidate after Game 2, Booker better look like his old self on Wednesday.

Bucks Looking to Even NBA Finals

A lot of people had their doubts about Antetokounmpo ahead of the 2020-21 NBA Finals. After all, he had sustained a knee injury against the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference Finals and nobody knew how he’d perform with the championship on the line. Well, those worries are a think of the best as the ‘Greek Freak’ has looked nothing short of elite over the past two games. He’s averaging 41.5 points, 12.5 rebounds and 5 assists between Games 2 and 3, which shows you exactly what level Antetokounmpo is playing on. If he can keep that up on Wednesday, Milwaukee has got to like its odds (-180) of winning.

Respect also has to be given to a guy like Jrue Holiday, who finished Game 3 with 21 points, 9 assists and was a team-high +22 on the night. In fact, the Bucks played some great defense as a team, forcing the Suns to turn over the ball 14 times while only turning it over nine times themselves.

Aside from defense, Milwaukee just played better as a whole team on Sunday. The Bucks finished the game with .478/.389/.769 shooting splits, which was a lot better than how the Suns performed (.482/.290/.688). As long as Milwaukee can continue scoring from the paint and being at least average from the 3-point line, they have a pretty realistic shot at tying up the NBA Finals. All that’s left for them to do is go out there and do it on Wednesday.

Devon Platana
Devon Platana

After graduating with a Masters degree in Journalism, Devon joined USGS to improve his sports writing skills. As a lifelong sports fan, one of Devon’s favorite things to do is analyze statistics across all sports.