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Suns vs Bucks NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Phoenix Suns at Milwaukee Bucks
- Where: Milwaukee at Fiserv Forum
- Date: Sunday, February 26th
- Betting Odds MIL -3.5, PHO +138 | MIL -167 O/U nan
The Suns come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 33-28. So far, the team has gone 32-27-2 against the spread. Across the team’s previous 3 games, they have gone 2-1 straight-up and 2-1 vs the spread.
The Suns will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the Thunder by a score of 124-115. Heading into the game, they were 8 point favorites against the spread, giving them an ATS win. In the game, Phoenix was able to hold on to their first half lead, as they led the Thunder by 5 going into the second half. In the win, Devin Booker led the team in scoring with 25 points on a field goal percentage of 42.9%.
So far, the Bucks have put together an overall record of 42-17, while going 33-23-3 vs the spread. In today’s game, Milwaukee will look to extend their 13 game winning streak. Over this stretch, they have an average scoring margin of 13.0 points.
In their previous game, the Bucks took down the Heat by a score of 128-99. Not only did they come away with a straight up win, but they also covered the spread as 6 point favorites. In the game, Milwaukee outscored their opponent in every quarter. In the win, Jrue Holiday led the team in scoring with 24 points on a field goal percentage of 64.3%.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
In last season’s head-to-head matchups, the teams split the season series. In these games, each team won on their home floor. In last year’s head-to-head meetings, the Suns averaged 126.5 points per game vs Milwaukee, which was an increase over their season-long average. While the Suns saw a boost in scoring, the Bucks averaged 119.5 points per contest in head-to-head meeting vs Phoenix. This figure was similar to season-long average. Through the last 5 matchups between the teams, Milwaukee has an ATS mark of 4-1. But, looking at the scoring margin in these games, an average of just 1 points per game separates the teams. In these contests, they averaged a combined 229 points per game, leading to an over-under mark of 3-2.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
Through 61 games, Phoenix is averaging 112.9 points per game (22nd). The Suns come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 12.3 made 3’s per game. If the Phoenix offense is going to improve, they would benefit from attacking the basket and generating looks at the line. So far, they are ranked just 25th in made free-throws per game.
Defensively, the Suns are one of the top performing units in the league, giving up 107.33 points per contest (9th).
Deandre Ayton is expected to play a key role in Phoenix’s scoring efforts against the Milwaukee today, as Kevin Durant is unavailable. Durant is the team’s leading scorer this season with 29.7 points per game. Ayton is 2nd in scoring for the team with 18.7 points per game, which ranks him 65.0th in the NBA. In his 52 games, he has hit 59.3% of his field goal attempts and is grabbing 10.1 rebounds per game.
Milwaukee will look to continue with their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 115.1 points per game (11th). The Bucks come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 14.5 made 3’s per game. If the Milwaukee offense is going to continue to produce at a high level, they will need to do a better job taking care of the ball as they are turning the ball over at an above-average rate.
On defense, the Bucks will look for some improved play, as they are currently the 19th ranked unit in points allowed per game.
In this game against the Suns, Jrue Holiday is expected to take on a larger offensive role for the Bucks. In his 48 games this season, Holiday has averaged 19.5 points per game and hit 46.5% of his field goal attempts. The team’s leading scorer, Giannis Antetokounmpo, is listed as doubtful for this game, making Holiday the top candidate to lead the team in scoring. He is 70th in the league in usage rate this season. He will be matched up against a Phoenix defense that has struggled against point-guards, ranking 15th in the league in points allowed to players at that position.
Suns vs Bucks Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Suns +3.5
- Free Total Prediction: Under nan