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Milwaukee Bucks vs Phoenix Suns Prediction & Betting Tips 17/3/2024

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Milwaukee Bucks vs Phoenix Suns 17/3/2024:
  • Take the Bucks on the moneyline
  • The Bucks should also cover at -2
  • Projecting a combined 229 points, we like the over

Milwaukee Bucks vs Phoenix Suns Preview

At 1:00 ET, the Phoenix Suns will travel to Milwaukee to take on the Bucks in a non-conference matchup. The Bucks are currently favored by 2 points and have a record of 43-24, which is good for 2nd in the Eastern Conference. The Suns are 6th in the Western Conference with a record of 39-28.

This game can be seen on ABC and will be played at Fiserv Forum.

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Milwaukee Bucks vs Phoenix Suns Head-to-Head and Key Stats

The last three times that the Bucks have faced off vs. the Suns as the favorite, they have gone 3-0. Across the last three head to head matchups between the Suns and Bucks, the teams have averaged 214 points per game with an over/under record of 0-3. The last three times they have faced off with the Bucks as the home team, the OU record is 1-2.

  • Across the Suns last three road games, the team averaged 112 points per game while allowing 111. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 1-2, while going 2-1 straight-up.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Bucks have a straight up record of 5-5 while going 5-5 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 110 points per game in these contests.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the underdog, Phoenix has an ATS mark of 3-7 while going 3-7 straight up.
  • As the betting favorite, the Bucks have an ATS mark of just 7-3 in their last ten games. Milwaukee posted a straight up mark of 7-3 in these matchups.

Milwaukee Bucks vs Phoenix Suns Prediction

Phoenix is 6th in the Western Conference with a record of 39-28. In the Pacific Division, they are 2nd. As the underdog, the Suns have gone 6-12 this season and are 2-point underdogs today. Their ATS record as the underdog is 7-11.

This season, the Suns have gone 26-40 against the spread and are 14-18 ATS on the road. As the underdog, they have failed to cover the spread in two straight games.

In their last game, the Suns beat the Hornets by a score of 107-96. They were favored by 10.5 points in that game and improved their ATS record on the road to 12-22.

Phoenix’s O/U record for the season is 29-37-1, and their games have averaged 231 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 226, and 16 of their games have had lower O/U lines than that. This year, the Suns have gone 12-3-1 in games with lower O/U lines than 226.

The Suns are 12th in scoring at 116.8 points per game. They are 9th in road scoring at 116.7 PPG. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 5th in the NBA at 49%.

Phoenix is 15th in pace at 98.5 possessions per game. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are 9th in percentage but just 26th in attempts. Overall, the Suns are 12th in assists (26.6 APG) and 18th in offensive rebounds.

So far this season, the Suns have scored below the NBA scoring average in 44.8% of their games. They have also scored less than their own scoring average in their last two games. Heading into the game, Phoenix is 2nd in free throw attempts and 8th in two-point shooting.

Coming into the game, the Suns’ defense has finished two straight games with an increased number of points allowed. Overall, they are 16th in the league at 114.2 points per game allowed. For the season, Phoenix is ranked 23rd in fewest fouls per game. Team’s are averaging 21.4 free-throws per game vs. the Suns and have an overall field goal percentage of 46.4%.

Milwaukee is 2-point favorites today and has won their last two games against the spread as the favorite. Overall, they are 41-16 as the favorite this season and have gone 26-31 ATS as the favorite.

In their last game, the Bucks defeated the 76ers by a score of 114-105. They were favored by 7 points and covered the spread by 9 points. The O/U line for that game was 219.5.

In the Eastern Conference, the Bucks are currently in 2nd place with a record of 43-24. In their division, they are also in 1st place. Against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 30-13 and 13-11 in non-conference games.

This season, the Bucks have an average scoring differential of +6.8 points per game at home. On the road, their scoring differential is -0.1 points per game. Their straight-up record at home is 26-7, and they are 15-18 ATS at home.

Milwaukee’s O/U record for the season is 32-35, and the under has hit in their last two games. Today’s O/U line is set at 226 points, and their games have averaged 237.5 points per game.

When playing at home, the Bucks have been one of the league’s best offensive teams, averaging 122.7 points per game (4th). Overall, they are 4th in scoring at 120.4 points per game.

So far this season, Milwaukee has attempted the most free throws per game in the NBA at 25.2. In terms of pace, they are 6th in the league at 100.5 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Bucks are 7th in the league at 37% but are just 27th in two-point attempts. Overall, they are 7th in field goal percentage.

Coming into today’s game, the Bucks’ defense is giving up an average of 117.1 points per contest. Most recently, the Bucks’ defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 105 points to the 76ers.

Our prediction for this game is that the Bucks will come out on top with a projected score of 117-112.

Milwaukee Bucks vs Phoenix Suns Betting Tips

  • Take the Bucks on the moneyline
  • The Bucks should also cover at -2
  • Projecting a combined 229 points, we like the over

Milwaukee Bucks Injury Report

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo – Hamstring – Questionable
  • Malik Beasley – Back – Questionable
  • MarJon Beauchamp – Back – Questionable
  • Chris Livingston – Ankle – Out

Phoenix Suns Injury Report

  • Damion Lee – Knee – Out
  • Josh Okogie – Hip – Out

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