The Milwaukee Bucks are one win away from clinching the 2021 NBA title after a 123-119 win over the Phoenix Suns in Game 5. The Bucks relied on their “big 3” of Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday to notch a third straight victory in the NBA Finals series, setting up a potential closeout game at home in Game 6. The Suns will look to win on the road and send the series back to Phoenix for Game 7.
Here’s an updated look at the 2021 NBA Finals MVP odds now that the Bucks have a chance to end the series Tuesday, courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.
2021 NBA Finals MVP odds
Giannis Antetokounmpo: -400
Devin Booker: +650
Chris Paul: +650
Khris Middleton: +3000
Jrue Holiday: +7000
Deandre Ayton: +18000
Antetokounmpo is the massive favorite after five games, which is not surprising. At one point, it looked like he might not play the first few games of the Finals but the Greek Freak has showed up in style. He’s averaging 32.2 points, 13.0 rebounds and 5.6 assists per game while shooting 61.2 percent from the floor. Middleton is a solid value option at +3000 as the Bucks guard is putting up 25.4 points, 6.6 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game in the Finals.
Both Suns guards are still in play as Phoenix looks to win the last two games of the series. Booker has been on fire in the playoffs and is averaging 30.0 points per game despite a brutal showing in Game 3. Paul is doing well with 21.0 points and 8.8 assists per game, but has cooled off significantly since the first two contests.
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