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When is Game 1 of the NBA Finals? 2021 NBA Finals Schedule, TV Channel, How to Watch and Odds on FanDuel

Adam Taylor McKillop
When is Game 1 of the NBA Finals? NBA Finals schedule, tv channel, how to watch and odds on FanDuel Sportsbook.
When is Game 1 of the NBA Finals? NBA Finals schedule, tv channel, how to watch and odds on FanDuel Sportsbook. / Christian Petersen/Getty Images
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After more than a month of thrilling NBA Playoffs action, including upsets galore, the 2021 NBA Finals are finally here. The 2021 NBA Finals features two up-and-coming basketball teams in the No. 3 Milwaukee Bucks and No. 2 Phoenix Suns, two franchises owning just one NBA Championship between them.

When is Game 1 of the NBA Finals?

Game 1 of the 2021 NBA Finals is set to tip-off on Tuesday, July 6 at 9 p.m. EST. The Suns, who finished with a better regular-season record of 51-21 compared to the Bucks' 46-26, will host Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

Where to Watch Game 1 of the 2021 NBA Finals?

The 2021 NBA Finals will be broadcast live on ABC. NBA fans can catch Tuesday night's Game 1 matchup between the Suns and Bucks on ABC at 9 p.m. EST.

When is Game 1 of the 2021 NBA Finals?

The NBA Finals will feature multiple days off between each game of the series. Check out the full schedule for the 2021 NBA Finals below.

Game 1: Tuesday, July 6 (9 p.m. EST on ABC)
Game 2: Thursday, July 8, (9 p.m. EST on ABC)
Game 3: Sunday, July 11 (8 p.m. EST on ABC)
Game 4: Wednesday, July 14 (9 p.m. EST on ABC)
Game 5 (if necessary): Saturday, July 17 (9 p.m. EST on ABC)
Game 6 (if necessary): Tuesday, July 20 (9 p.m. EST on ABC)
Game 7 (if necessary): Thursday, July 22 (9 p.m. EST on ABC)

2021 NBA Finals Game 1 Odds

Heading into Game 1 of the NBA Finals, the Phoenix Suns are favored by six points according to the Game 1 spread on FanDuel Sportsbook. FanDuel also gives the Suns -235 odds as the favorite to take an early 1-0 series lead. Chris Paul and Devin Booker will look to lead the charge in a battle against the Bucks, who may still be without their superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo due to injury.

Moneyline: MIL: (+200) | PHX: (-245)
Spread: MIL: +5.5 (-106) | PHX: -5.5 (-114)
Total: 217— Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

2021 NBA Finals Series Odds

Overall, the Phoenix Suns are favored to take home the 2021 NBA Championship. According to NBA odds on FanDuel Sportsbook, Phoenix holds -185 odds to win the series, compared to the Milwaukee Bucks' +155 underdog odds.


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Adam Taylor McKillop is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Adam Taylor also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username atmckillop. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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