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Best Monkey Knife Fight NBA Picks for Thursday’s Bucks vs. Suns NBA Finals Game 2 | Tonight, 7/8

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Turning attention back to the NBA Finals for tonight’s Monkey Knife Fight fantasy picks, Game 2 between the Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns carries plenty of intrigue. The following includes a couple of intriguing contests to get you started, featuring Devin Booker.

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Bucks vs. Suns NBA Finals ‘More or Less’ Contest (3.6x Buy-In)

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This first Monkey Knife Fight contest looks at two statistical totals for a pair of stars. First up is a prediction on whether Devin Booker will go over or under 27.5 points. Booker finished with exactly 27 points in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. However, it was far from a great shooting night. Booker shot just 8-for-21 from the field and was 1-for-8 from 3-point range. Looking back over his last nine games, Booker’s ability to exceed the Monkey Knife Fight line has correlated directly with whether or not he makes multiple 3-pointers. With the Bucks likely to focus more on Chris Paul after his Game 1 scoring outburst, Booker should be able to squeak over this line.

The second leg of this contest looks at whether Milwaukee’s Khris Middleton will finish with at least 7.5 rebounds. Again, this total is right in line with Middleton’s Game 1 box score, which saw him grab seven boards. With that outing, he has now fallen short of the total in each of the last two games. With Giannis Antetokounmpo firmly back in the mix for the Bucks, this could negatively impact Middleton in the rebounding department. Also note that he only averaged six rebounds per game over the course of a full season. While NBA picks in the Finals are different than any old regular-season game, the preferred option here is under. The Awesemo NBA Player Props Tool firmly agrees, with a projection for Middleton to finish with 7.04 rebounds tonight.


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Bucks vs. Suns NBA Finals ‘Double Doubling’ Contest (1.2x Buy-In)

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In this second contest, users are tasked with drafting three players to post a double-double in tonight’s game. The only stipulation is that at least one player must be included from both the Bucks and Suns rosters. There are a handful of capable players to achieve this feat, but here are the three best.

The first selection is an easy one: Giannis Antetokounmpo. Many were not even expecting Giannis to play when making their NBA picks for Tuesday’s Game 1. Not only did Antetokounmpo play, but he posted a double-double in his return from a knee sprain. His Game 1 stat line included 20 points, 17 rebounds and four assists. Antetokounmpo has now achieved a double-double in six of his last eight games played. One of the two in which he fell short was Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals in which he exited early after suffering the knee injury. He is a must-have in this Monkey Knife Fight “Double Doubling” contest.

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Next up is Deandre Ayton. Speaking of double-double machines, Ayton has been just that this postseason. It has really been a coming-out party of sorts for Ayton, who had a double-double in five of the last six games. The run includes his monstrous 22-point, 19-rebound performance in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday. Look for Ayton to once again be very active on the boards against one of the best rebounding teams in the league.

The last pick is Chris Paul. Paul nearly had a double-double himself in Game 1 on Tuesday, finishing with 32 points and nine assists. Double-digit points figure to be no problem for him once again tonight. Assuming the Bucks make some defensive adjustments to limit his scoring production, Paul should be able to find that one additional assist needed to post a double-double.

Between these three players, Monkey Knife Fight players are advised to either play over 0.5 or 1.5 double-doubles. Since it is the Finals, it is good to go the bullish route to earn 1.5 times the buy-in on this contest.


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