Game 1 of the NBA Finals featured a surprise appearance from Giannis Antetokounmpo, but a spectacular third quarter from Chris Paul stole the show. We have Game 2 of the NBA Finals tipping off at 9 p.m. EST yet again, airing on ABC. These two teams have contributors all over the floor, which makes it fun for player props and parlays. Let’s take a look at a few parlays that are interesting to place for tonight.
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Bucks vs Suns Game 2 Parlay Bet Picks & Predictions
The Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns met twice during the regular season, with Phoenix winning both games by one point. Accordingly, this series should be full of close, high-scoring games.
Total Parlay Odds: +333
Wager: $50 (win would pay $216.50)
Double Result - Suns/Suns
We picked the Suns to win both halves in Game 1, which was successful. While Game 2 should be more competitive, there’s little reason to think the Suns don’t do it again. They have covered the spread in seven of their last eight games against the Bucks and in 11 of their last 14 games overall. Phoenix is just as talented as Milwaukee, but they also have a deeper bench, they’re better coached and they seem to out-wit them at every turn.
Game Total - Over 220.5
All three games between these teams this season have gone over the projected total, with Game 1 of this NBA Finals series totaling 223 points. This was with many players shooting poorly for both sides. Not only should this game go over 220.5, but it could very well result in more than 223 points. The Bucks will figure out more ways to score, and Giannis will certainly attempt more than 11 shots.
Team Points - Each Over 104.5
Again, both of these teams can score, and their regular-season matchups were both exceptionally high scoring. The Bucks scored 105 points in their Game 1 loss. They have also scored more than 104.5 in seven of their last eight games. The Suns confused the Bucks defense in Game 1, and Paul should continue to give Milwaukee headaches tonight.
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NBA Finals Game 2 Parlay Player Prop Picks
As stated previously, both organizations play great team basketball. This means role players are more vital to each team’s success, which makes the player prop bets far more intriguing. While Antetokounmpo returning from injury does increase the risk involved on both sides, the odds typically increase with it.
Total Parlay Odds: +300
Wager: $50 (win would pay $200)
Player Rebounds - Deandre Ayton 12+
Deandre Ayton has been living up to his draft stock during this postseason run, averaging 16.5 points and 12.2 rebounds per game. The Bucks love to throw up contested jumpers when they are down, and this greatly benefits Ayton, who can grab every rebound. He does not have much competition for boards either since Brook Lopez does not battle in the paint like that, and Giannis is obviously not 100% healthy. This resulted in 19 rebounds for Ayton last game, with 17 coming on the defensive end. He has 17 or more rebounds in three of his last four games. Ayton also has at least 13 rebounds in three of his last four games against Milwaukee.
Player Points - Deandre Ayton 14+
Building off of that last point, Ayton does not face much resistance. Paul also sets the defense up perfectly, resulting in easy buckets for the big man. It resulted in him shooting 8-10 last game, scoring 22 points. He has scored 17 or more points in all six career matchups against Milwaukee, and there is no reason to believe this doesn’t continue tonight.
Player Points - Chris Paul 20+
We have seen how important Paul is to this Phoenix team. When they win, Paul’s performance in the box score typically reflects this. He has scored 22 or more points in three straight games. Paul also has 22 or more in four of his last five wins. With the Suns favored tonight, it points to another good game for the veteran guard.
Player Rebounds - Giannis Antetokounmpo 10+
Giannis looked pretty good in Game 1, and he certainly dominated the boards, finishing with 17 rebounds. He likes to grab the defensive rebound and quickly start the break. This should continue again today, as he and the rest of Milwaukee look to be a bit more assertive. All he has to do is grab 10 rebounds, which he has done in 14 of his last 16 games.
Bucks vs. Suns Game 2 Parlay Longshot
What’s an NBA Playoffs parlay article without a longshot parlay? Something that looks good on paper and would look even better to cash out, although the level of risk is clearly really high. Still, it’s worth sprinkling a little on this parlay since the screenshots you send your friends will be more than worth it!
Total Parlay Odds: +600 at BetMGM
Wager: $10 (win would pay $70)
Result - Bucks Win
Starting this longshot parlay out is a Milwaukee win. The Bucks are underdogs, but it’s possible they respond in a big way like they did after their previous two Game 1 losses during this NBA Playoffs run. The other three props in this parlay will reflect a Bucks win.
Player Points - Chris Paul Under 23
We discussed above how Paul’s great performances lead to Suns wins. However, the opposite could occur tonight if the veteran guard is having an off night. Jrue Holiday is also a terrific defender and could easily give Paul trouble. He has scored under 23 points in all four of his 2021 postseason losses.
Player Rebounds - Giannis Antetokounmpo 14+
It was noted above how Giannis likes to grab defensive rebounds and quickly start the break. In this projected game script, he does this with success. We are also projecting the Suns to lose, which means they will be missing shots, leading to more rebounds for Giannis.
Player Points + Rebounds - Giannis Antetokounmpo 40+
Along the same line, the Bucks will need to score more points than the Suns, and Giannis would be a big reason why they are able to do this. After grabbing a minimum of 14 rebounds, Giannis needs to score 26 points for this to hit. He scored just 20 last game and was hurt the game prior. However, he scored over 26 points in seven of the eight games prior to that.