Bucks vs. Suns Prediction
The Bucks’ west coast road trip continues on Monday night in Phoenix where they’ll visit the lowly Suns at 9:00 p.m. ET. As lopsided as this matchup is, are the Bucks laying too many points as a double-digit favorite tonight?
9:00 p.m. ET, Monday, March 4, 2019
Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, Arizona
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Bucks are 12.5-point favorites to beat the Suns. The total, meanwhile, sits at 233.5 points and as of this writing, 55% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Bucks to cover the point spread.
Milwaukee Bucks Fantasy Spin
Giannis Antetokounmpo made 15-of-26 from the field for 43 points during a 115-111 loss to the Jazz on Saturday, adding 14 rebounds, eight assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers in just 32 minutes. So much for the knee soreness. Even with the questionable tag, Giannis got the start at guard today, but he had Rudy Gobert on him to start this one. Antetokounmpo made Gobert look like Rudy from Notre Dame with some buckets on his head, and making 11-of-19 from the line in this loss. One positive for fantasy owners is that the Bucks lost this one, so they only have a two-game lead. His fantasy owners will be rooting for Bucks losses and Raptors wins to help prevent late rest.
Phoenix Suns Fantasy Spin
Devin Booker accounted for 25 points (8-of-18 FGs, 9-of-9 FTs), four rebounds, four assists and one steal in Saturday's win over the Lakers. Booker, who was dealing with a toe injury going into Friday's game against the Pelicans, managed to play in both ends of the back-to-back. If there's been an issue of late for the scoring guard it's his perimeter shooting, as he's making just 26.5% of his three-point attempts over the last five games. Booker's scoring hasn't dropped off however, thanks in large part to his ability to get to the foul line. Over the last five he's averaging 9.0 free throws per game, making them at a 93.3% clip.
NBA Betting Trends
The Bucks are 19-9-1 at the betting window in their last 29 games when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
The Suns are 4-10 against the number in their last 14 games when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous contest.
There is no value in this line so I’m backing the better team in a lopsided matchup. The favorite is 15-7 against the spread in the last 22 meetings between these two teams while the road squad has covered in five of the previous five meetings. The Bucks are also 4-0 against the spread in their last four road games versus the Suns, are 18-7-2 against the number in their last 27 road games and have covered in 11 of their previous 15 games overall. The Suns, meanwhile, have dropped five of their last seven games at the betting window.
Monday NBA Prediction: Milwaukee Bucks -12.5