The 2021 NBA season entered its last phase with the two Conference Finals taking part. In the Eastern Conference the Milwaukee Bucks play against the Atlanta Hawks. While in the Western Conference the Los Angeles Clippers meet the Phoenix Suns. The 2021 NBA Conference Finals predictions favor the Bucks and the Suns to win their ties. Let’s see their odds to do so.
Both finalists in the Eastern Conference fought a big battle in the semi-finals. Both teams had to play 7 games to decide the winner. The Hawks knocked out the Philadelphia 76ers 4-3 at the end, causing much surprise for basketball fans. Now they can continue their great season against the Bucks, who also won 4-3 against the Brooklyn Nets. In the Western Conference the Clippers got the unexpected 4-2 victory against the Utah Jazz. While the Suns proved to be too strong for the Denver Nuggets and got through to the final with a 4-0 win. They are favored to win their tie against the Clippers as well who are already 1-0 down.
2021 NBA Conference Finals predictions favor Bucks against the Hawks
Most basketball experts along with the online sportsbooks in the US expect the Bucks to win the Eastern Conference final. With players like Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton, the team has a great scoring pair. They’ve already won twice against Atlanta in the season. And they have the odds of -300.00 to win again on Wednesday. With winning this tie, Milwaukee could finally reach the final after 1971. And after knocking out the top favorites, the Nets, they have every chance of doing so.
Even though the Hawks have been amazing so far. Their team defeated the strongly favored 76ers in the semi-final. But they lost a key player, De’Andre Hunter, while some other players haven’t been in top form. So now Trae Young might not be enough to get the victory for them. Especially as he has to face a great defender in Jrue Holiday. Of course, the team can still win some games in the final. Their odds to win the first game at home is +250 in the 2021 NBA Conference Finals predictions. But to knock out the Bucks and reach the NBA final after 1961 would be a huge surprise.
The Suns should get over the Clippers
In the Western Conference the final started last Sunday with the first game. Where the Suns won 120-114 at home. Even though they had to miss their star player Chris Paul. But his teammate, Devin Booker scored 40 points and led the team to victory. Now their odds to win the second game is -215.00 on BetOnline. Which makes sense as the team has been superb all season. The Suns knocked out the defending champions, the Los Angeles Lakers and the Denver Nuggets in the playoff. And can easily do the same with the Clippers now.
Who will try everything to reach their first NBA final in the club’s history. Their 2-1 record against the Suns can be a good sign. Just as their comeback against the Utah Jazz from a 2-0 deficit in the semi-final. But being without Kawhi Leonard might take its toll now. Unless other players like Paul George and Marcus Morris can perform their best. The Clippers also have more experience in the playoff as their rivals which might favor them at the end. Online gambling sites in the US still favor the Suns to win this tie and offer the odds of +130 for their NBA title.