Game 3 of the NBA Finals is tonight and the stars are aligning in Milwaukee. The Bucks desperately need to win this game to keep their realistic hopes of winning the series in tact. On the other side is a Phoenix team waiting to get this series over with as fast as possible.
For the Bucks, their success will be determined by Giannis Antetokounmpo. His 42-point Game 2 was met with a loss, as the Suns had Devin Booker who went for 31 points.
Although Antetokounmpo started off this series slowly, Game 2 proved that he is healthy and ready to go for the rest of the way.
WynnBET has set the player prop for points for both Antetokounmpo and Booker and by the looks of it, we should expect them to go after each other.
Antetokounmpo’s line is set at 31.5, with the over (-120) favoring the under (+100). Booker’s line is set at 28.5, with the over (-112) slightly favoring the under (-110).
Both of them are going to be involved in every part of the offense, but I’m taking Giannis tonight to outduel Booker.
Antetokounmpo has the entire city of Milwaukee on his back and he has answered the call time and time again this postseason. Antetokounmpo gets to the free throw line more often than Booker, which gives him the leg up on easier points (even though his free throw percentage is less than what you’d want).
Booker's Game 2 was the first time since Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals that he shot over 41% from the field. He’d been struggling, and I’m not confident that last game will be the norm going forward. Booker is a talented scorer, but he has to prove that his shot is back in order for me to pick him.
For that reason, I’m siding with the Greek Freak tonight.