The Milwaukee Bucks (33-17) travel to face off against the Phoenix Suns (29-21) on Tuesday, February 6th. This game will be played at Footprint Center in Phoenix and televised on TNT. The Suns are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Bucks are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Wizards. Tip-off is set for 10:00 ET.
Bucks vs Suns
The Bucks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Bucks is coming off a loss to the Jazz in their latest game, ending with a score of 123-108. The Bucks were leading the game going into the second half 63-53.
With an overall record of 33-17, the Bucks are above .500 as they prepare to face the Suns. In non-conference play, the Bucks are 9-5 while going 24-12 against Eastern Conference opponents.
Milwaukee currently has an ATS record below .500, sitting at 19-31 at this point. During this season, Milwaukee has a 18-28 record against the spread as favorites and 1-3 as underdogs.
The Suns Are Coming Off A Win
The Suns notched a win against the Wizards in their most recent game, concluding with a score of 140-112. Suns’ victory in this game wasn’t just a straight-up win; they also covered the spread as -10.5-point favorites. The over/under line for this matchup was set at 241 points, and the teams managed to exceed that total.
Coming into today’s game against the Bucks, the Suns are looking to stay above .500. Their current record is 29-21 and they are currently 6th in the Western Conference. In the Pacific Division, they are in 3rd place.
Phoenix’s ATS record is currently below .500 at 19-30 for the season. The Suns maintain an ATS record of 12-13 on the road, while they have a 7-17 record vs. the spread when playing at home.
Bucks Offense Breakdown
Leading up to today’s matchup, the Bucks are one of the NBA’s top offenses, averaging 123.7 points per game (2nd).
This season, the Bucks have been one of the most potent offenses in the NBA, averaging 123.7 points per game (2nd). On the road, they have scored 121.5 points per game (2nd).
In terms of pace, Milwaukee is 2nd in the league at 101.9 possessions per game. This has helped them get up a lot of shots, as they are 8th in three-point attempts (37.6 per game).
Overall, the Bucks are shooting 49% from the field (4th) and have made 14.2 threes per game (5th). In terms of free throws, they are 2nd in both attempts (26.4) and makes (20.4).
Suns Offense Breakdown
The Suns arrive for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top offensive teams, scoring an average of 117.3 points per game (12th).
The Suns have been one of the NBA’s best shooting teams this season, ranking 3rd in field goal percentage and 5th in three-point shooting percentage. They are also 3rd in true shooting percentage. In terms of scoring, Phoenix is 12th in the league at 117.3 points per game.
At home, the Suns are averaging 116.9 points per game, which is 14th in the NBA. Overall, they have outscored the league average in 56% of their games. In terms of pace, Phoenix is 23rd in the league.
When it comes to free throws, the Suns are 3rd in made free throws per game and 4th in free throw attempts. In terms of offensive rebounding, they are 24th in the league. So far, Phoenix has made an average of 26.7 assists per game.
Bucks Team Defense
As they prepare for the upcoming game, the Bucks is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 119.9 points per game (24th). In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Bucks defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 54.7% while allowing 34.7% from downtown.
Suns Team Defense
Currently, the Suns’ defense holds the 15th rank in the NBA, allowing 114.6 points per game. Opponents are hitting 53.6% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 36.8% of their three-point attempts.
Key Players For The Bucks And Suns
For today’s matchup, we project Giannis Antetokounmpo to lead the scoring for the Bucks, putting up 31 points and shooting at a rate of 12/19. For the season, he has been averaging 31.3 points per game, in addition to 11.4 rebounds.
On the opposing side, we anticipate Devin Booker to be the top scorer for the Suns. Our projection has him finishing the game with 26, and he is expected to secure 4 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 50% and is averaging 27.8 points per contest.
Bucks vs Suns Trends
- In their last five games away from home, the Bucks have a straight up record of 2-3 while going 1-4 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 116 points per game in these contests.
- Across their last five home contests, Phoenix has been good against the spread posting a mark of 3-2. Their overall mark in these games was 3-2, while averaging 122 points per game.
- Spanning across their last three games as the betting underdog, the Bucks have gone 0-3 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 0-3.
- Going back to their last ten games as the favorite, the Suns have a straight up record of 7-3. But, their mark vs the spread was just 3-6-1.
Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +4.5, the Bucks is our point spread pick. Our projections not only see them covering the spread but also indicate a solid chance of an outright victory. This is a good choice for those looking for a higher moneyline payout.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 244.5, and our model projects the Bucks and Suns to reach a combined total of 240 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
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