Bucks vs. Suns Odds, Spread & Predictions (March 14th)
February 26, 2023; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Bucks center Brook Lopez (11) battles for a loose ball with Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (3) in the second half at the Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports
- The Milwaukee Bucks are in their NBA game scheduled for Tuesday, April 14
- The Bucks have beaten the Suns 6-1 in their last seven games
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Matchups between the Milwaukee Bucks (49-19, 38-26-4 ATS) and the Phoenix Suns (37-31, 36-30-2 ATS) tend to work in a similar way to the real estate market. It’s all about location, location, location.
Overall, the Bucks hold a 6-1 advantage in their last seven games against the Suns. However, if the game location is Phoenix specifically, the pendulum will swing 180 degrees in the opposite direction. It’s the Suns who retain a 6-1 SU advantage over Milwaukee.
In this game, the odds makers put the Bucks as 1-point straight favorites. Milwaukee is 2-3-1 against the spread in their last six games.
Bucks vs. Sun’s Odds
|team||spread||money line||In total|
|Milwaukee Bucks||-1 (-110)||-120||O 232 (-110)|
|Phoenix Suns||+1 (-110)||+100||U 232 (-110)|
The Bucks went into the NBA odds as a 1.5-point favorite. The total is currently 232 points. Milwaukee recorded a 104-101 home court decision over Phoenix on February 26.
This game will be broadcast on NBA TV in the US and NBA League Pass in Canada. Tip-off is scheduled for 10:00 p.m. ET at the Footprint Center.
The Suns and Bucks are the co-second markets at the NBA championship odds at +400. Odds makers currently have Phoenix chalked up as +190 to win the Western Conference title.
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Bucks vs Suns betting trends
People agree with the odds makers on this game. In the public spread splits, Milwaukee gets 82% of the handle and 77% of the bets. The action is also with the bucks in the public moneyline splits. There, the handle is 58% for Milwaukee while the Bucks get 73% of the bets.
The over draws 64% of the handle and 54% of the bets. The total has expired in five of Milwaukee’s last seven games and in each of the last six meetings between the Bucks and the Suns.
Milwaukee vs Phoenix Injury Report
Phoenix is still missing small forward Kevin Durant (ankle) from the NBA starting lineup. Point guard Landry Shamet (Foot) is out indefinitely.
Though listed as questionable, Bucks power forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (right hand pain) played against the Sacramento Kings on Monday and scored 46 points. Shooting guard Wesley Matthews (Wade) watched but didn’t play. SG Joe Ingles (knee) was out. Veteran PG Goran Dragic is still yet to make his Bucks debut after missing the last eight games — four with Chicago and four with Milwaukee — due to a knee condition.
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Bucks don’t stop there
Milwaukee recently overtook the Boston Celtics for both the Eastern Conference No. The Bucks are the NBA’s third-biggest team in defensive efficiency with 1,074.
Giannis Antetokounmpo returns from injury:
-2/2 3 pts
— 🥤 (@34for2) March 14, 2023
However, should they be worried about Antetokounmpo? A two-time NBA MVP and a contender for this season’s NBA MVP ratings, injury has only stopped five of Milwaukee’s last 11 games. The Bucks’ big three, the Greek Freak, Jrue Holliday and Khris Middleton, have played just 166 minutes together this season.
Saturday’s overtime loss at the Golden State marked the first time all season that Milwaukee allowed an opponent to score 20 goals from 3-point range in a game. The Bucks also squandered an eight-point lead in the final two minutes of regulation.
Sunset without Durant
In Phoenix the suns rise like Durant. They’ve been 7-5 SU since acquiring him from the Brooklyn Nets. However, Phoenix is 3-0 SU with Durant in the lineup. Saturday’s loss to Sacramento put the Suns on a four-game winning streak. Coupled with Monday’s setback at the Golden State, Phoenix has lost back-to-back.
Phoenix is 2-3-1 ATS in the club’s last six home games. However, the Suns face an Eastern Conference opponent in their last 13 games with a 9-3-1 ATS. Their road loss on February 26 in Milwaukee ended as a push.
30 for book. pic.twitter.com/1LN9whObnX
— Phoenix Suns (@suns) March 14, 2023
Shooting guard Devin Booker has scored at least 24 points in each of his last eight games. He’s averaged 27.8 points per game this season.
Bucks vs Sun’s prediction
This game challenges the #3 (Milwaukee) and #4 NBA teams in defensive efficiency. Phoenix is sixth at 1.090. The Suns (111.3 points per game) and Bucks (112.1 ppg) are also 4-6 in the league when it comes to goal defenses. Milwaukee is the NBA’s #1 team in effective field goal defense (51.4%). Phoenix is sixth (53.3%).
The Bucks are 9-1-1 ATS in their last 11 away games. They are also 14-5-2 ATS as an away favorite. Both teams are playing their third game in four nights. In this scenario this season, Milwaukee is 8-3 SU while Phoenix is 5-7 SU. The Bucks are 6-2 SU this season against Western Conference teams with winning records.
Pick: Milwaukee Bucks -1 (-110)
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