Bucks vs. Suns Prediction
Will the Milwaukee Bucks get themselves back on track tonight when they go on the road to face the Phoenix Suns at 6PM ET?
509 Milwaukee Bucks vs. 510 Phoenix Suns
Sunday, March 8, 2020
6PM ET – Talking Stick Resort Arena
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, the Bucks are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -6.5 points against the Suns. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 224.5 points. The public betting currently is unavailable for this game. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Bucks fall in Los Angeles
The Bucks are coming off a 113-103 loss at Los Angeles on Friday for a second loss in three games. Milwaukee is just 1-3 against the spread in its last four. The Bucks are 53-10 on the season, 25-7 on the road, 36-27 against the spread and 33-29-1 with the under.
Milwaukee has the league’s top offense, averaging 118.8 points per game while shooting 47.8 percent from the field. Defensively, the Bucks are allowing just 106.8 points per game while holding opponents to 41.1 percent shooting. Milwaukee comes in expecting to be without Giannis Antetokounmpo tonight, as he aggravated a knee injury against the Lakers and is listed as doubtful. The Greek Freak averages 29.6 points, 13.7 rebounds and 5.8 assists per game. Khris Middleton is adding 20.7 points, 6.3 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game.
Suns end skid
Phoenix put an end to a four-game losing streak on Friday night with a 127-117 win at home over Portland. The win moved the Suns to 25-38 on the season, 12-22 at home, 28-34-1 against the spread and 32-31 with the over.
The Suns are putting up 112.2 points per game on offense this season while shooting 46.4 percent from the field. Defensively, Phoenix is giving up 113.5 points per game while opponents shoot 47.3 percent from the field. The Suns are without key players Kelly Oubre Jr, Deandre Ayton and Cameron Johnson due to injuries/illness tonight. Ayton and Oubre Jr. combined for over 37 points and 18 rebounds per game. Devin Booker is leading the team with 25.9 points and 6.5 assists per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Bucks are 9-3 against the spread in their last 12 games as a favorite and 20-8 ATS in their last 28 games against a losing team.
The Suns are just 6-19-1 against the spread in their last 26 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games as an underdog.
The Bucks won the first meeting with Phoenix in Milwaukee, 129-108, back on Feb. 2. Both teams come into this game with some missing pieces. Giannis is the biggest missing piece of them all, but the Bucks are still built to be a good team without him. Milwaukee has the defense and scoring depth to still be too much for Phoenix tonight. The Suns play little to no defense and Booker can’t carry the scoring load by himself against a good defensive team like Milwaukee.
NBA Prediction: Milwaukee Bucks -6.5