Phoenix Suns Travel to Milwaukee to Face The Bucs
The Phoenix Suns lead the Western Conference and are facing a familiar foe. Last season, the Suns went to the NBA Finals and lost in the final round to the Milwaukee Bucks. They’ll have a chance to settle the score when they face off on Sunday.
Unfortunately, they could be without their best player. There’s a chance that Devin Booker will be out for the game against the Bucks.
The Milwaukee Bucks are trying to take over the Eastern Conference. After their win over the Miami Heat, they might be able to pull it off.
Facing the Phoenix Suns will be a tough task, though, even if Devin Booker isn’t in the lineup. The Bucks will likely come into this game as favorites; the question is, by how much? Let’s look at both teams and the best bet for this game.
Game Preview: Phoenix Suns at Milwaukee Bucks March 6th
The Phoenix Suns have the fourth-best offense in the NBA, but they might be in some trouble. Without Devin Booker, they’ll lose their leading scorer, who averages 25.6 points per game. For now, he’s in health and safety protocols, with no timetable for his return.
They’ll likely rely on players like Mikal Bridges and Jae Crowder. The question is, will it be enough to stop the Bucks.
Milwaukee is right behind the Suns in terms of average points per game. Milwaukee averages 113.70 points per game, ranking fifth in the NBA.
They’re still missing a vital piece of the offense, George Hill. However, the Bucks have made do without him and are performing at a high level. Not long ago, they beat the Miami Heat, the No.1 team in the Eastern Conference.
Phoenix Suns at Milwaukee Bucks Betting Prediction
Betting on this game is going to be reliant on how heavily favored the Bucks are. The last time these two played, the Phoenix Suns overwhelmed the Milwaukee Bucks. This game was on February 10th, 2022, and the Suns won 131-107.
However, the problem this time is that Devin Booker is out. It’s also important to note that the Phoenix Suns were playing at home that game.
Unfortunately, the Milwaukee Bucks haven’t been very good against the spread this year. Currently, they’re 27-36 against the spread, a much worse record than the Suns 34-28.
Phoenix also does a good job covering the spread on the road, going 18-10 over 28 games. Against each other, the Suns have a better record going 6-4 over the course of their last ten games.
Betting on the total here can also be tough, considering each team has a great offense. In their last ten meetings, the total has gone over seven times. With Devin Booker out, you can imagine that the Suns’ offense won’t score as many points.
The Bucks, however, are pretty much at full strength and should be able to make up the difference. We’d recommend taking the over here.
* All odds provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.
**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.