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Bucks NBA Championship Odds Explode Following Pivotal Game 5 Win on FanDuel Sportsbook

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Milwaukee Bucks NBA Championship odds are exploding following their pivotal Game 5 win over the Phoenix Suns.
The Milwaukee Bucks NBA Championship odds are exploding following their pivotal Game 5 win over the Phoenix Suns. / Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks have flipped the 2021 NBA Finals complete on its head. After falling down two games to none, Milwaukee rattled off three straight wins against the Phoenix Suns including a pivotal Game 5 victory on the road. Now, the Bucks lead the series 3-2 with a chance to clinch the championship hardware in Game 6 on their home court.

As a result of their latest win, the Bucks' NBA Championship odds have exploded on FanDuel Sportsbook.

Bucks NBA Championship Odds

Entering Game 5 of the NBA Finals, the Bucks' championship odds sat at +125. Now, with a pivotal 3-2 series lead and the series heading back to Milwaukee, the Bucks own heavily favorited odds of -390. The Suns now hold just +330 odds to win the NBA Finals.

The Bucks' thrilling 123-119 Game 5 victory came on the backs of their trio of stars: Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday. The three combined for 88 points with Giannis leading the way with 32. Not to mention, Holiday dropped 13 assists and 3 steals while Antetokounmpo recorded 9 rebounds and 6 assists.

It was Holiday's steal and the ensuing Giannis alley-oop dunk that was the cherry on top for the Game 5 victory.

Heading back home to the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, the Bucks enter Game 6 as 5-point favorites. All eyes will be on Milwaukee as the Bucks look to secure their first league title since 1971 on Tuesday, July 20.

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