NBA betting: Pick against the spread for Game 2 of the NBA Finals between the Bucks and Suns

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The NBA Finals are here. Yahoo Sports' Minty Bets has the pick you need for Game 2 between the Bucks and Suns. Odds are via BetMGM.

Milwaukee Bucks at Phoenix Suns (-5.5), Total: 219.5

Will Milwaukee be able to avoid a 2-0 series deficit?

The Bucks are looking to even the NBA Finals at 1-1 after losing Game 1 on Tuesday night. While Milwaukee got Giannis Antetokounmpo back for Game 1, they were overmatched by a Suns team that got to the free throw line with far more regularity.

Milwaukee was a six-point underdog heading into Game 1 and the line isn’t much different ahead of Thursday night’s contest. The Bucks are 5.5-point underdogs entering Game 2 and are 6-3 against the spread in their last nine contests. With a 118-103 final score on Tuesday, Phoenix easily covered the spread.

That cover continued a recent trend for the Suns. Phoenix is 8-3 against the spread in its last 11 games as a favorite. Phoenix has been on fire this playoffs and took 2-0 leads against both Denver and the Los Angeles Clippers on their way to series wins.

It's worth noting that the total moved down a point overnight into Thursday. The over/under as of Thursday morning sat at 219.5.

Yahoo Sports’ Minty Bets likes the Bucks to cover the points in this game. She suggests you take the Bucks plus the points.

Prop bet we like: DeAndre Ayton under 12.5 rebounds (-120)

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