PreviewMatchupProps
Milwaukee Bucks
53-10 36-27 ATS
-5.5
65%
+5.5
35%
Phoenix Suns
25-38 28-34-1 ATS
Sun, Mar 8 - 6:00p ET   |   FSAZ   |   Talking Stick Resort Arena
By Landon Smith

Milwaukee Bucks vs Phoenix Suns NBA Sports Betting Odds, Basketball Free Picks

The Milwaukee Bucks remain comfortably atop the Eastern Conference and own the best record in the NBA, but losses in two of the last three games are concerning.
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Betting Odds & Stats
Milwaukee BucksLines Phoenix Suns
-230Opening Odds+190
-5.5 (-110)Spread+5.5 (-110)
Over ()TotalUnder ()
53-10 (36-27 ATS)Stats/Additional25-38 (28-34-1 ATS)
Betting Tips: Spread: Phoenix Suns +3.0 (+125)

 

Match Facts

The Milwaukee Bucks remain comfortably ahead of the Eastern Conference and hold the best record in the NBA, but losses in two of the last three games are worrisome. The Bucks will try to recover from a 113-103 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday when they continue the three-game trip to the Phoenix Suns on Sunday.

- Bucks PG George Hill (groin) sat out the last two games and joins Antetokounmpo as day-to-day.

- Suns C Deandre Ayton (ankle) sat out Friday and is questionable for Sunday.

- Milwaukee breezed past Phoenix 129-108 at home on Feb. 2 as Antetokounmpo went for 30 points, 19 rebounds and nine assists in 31 minutes.

 

 

 

Reason for Milwaukee Bucks vs Phoenix Suns NBA Basketball Picks

The Milwaukee Bucks hope to do what they do best, after a defeat with a victory, when they continue a western swing on Sunday afternoon against the Phoenix Suns.

But this time, they could find their situation complicated by an additional obstacle: the possible absence of the star Giannis Antetokounmpo.

The Eastern Conference leaders, the Bucks, lost for the tenth time on Friday night, losing 113-103 to the Los Angeles Lakers. Milwaukee followed his previous nine losses to win the next game, averaging 17.0 points.

Coincidentally, they also lost (against Denver) when they received the Suns last month. Milwaukee won the game 129-108, scoring 30 points, 19 rebounds and nine assists from Antetokounmpo.

The Milwaukee star injured her left knee in the last quarter of the Los Angeles defeat, but was able to finish the game.

The Bucks had Saturday, but ESPN reported that Antetokounmpo could not take the opportunity to attend a spring training game of the Milwaukee Brewers in the Phoenix area. According to reports, a "precautionary" MRI scan was performed on the knee.

With the second half of a consecutive game against the Bucks on Monday night in Denver, the club decided what to do with its star hindered against the Suns.

The Bucks return home after the Denver game and have two days off before receiving Boston on Thursday. Khris Middleton scored 25 points in the previous victory against the Suns.

He hit three triples and five teammates knocked down two each, helping the Bucks overcome the 45-18 visitors behind the goal.

Devin Booker (32 points) and Deandre Ayton (20 points, 14 rebounds) went out of their way to follow the two great Bucks, but the Phoenix cast was not up to Milwaukee, even with Kelly Oubre Jr. double-double for the Suns with 15 points and 10 rebounds.

Oubre will not be available for Suns Sunday, or perhaps for the rest of the month, after having a knee arthroscopy on Tuesday.

In his absence, and with Ayton taking the night to rest a sprained left ankle, the Suns dusted another weapon in Friday's victory 127-117 at home over Portland. The great backup man Aron Baynes bombed a franchise record from nine points to 3 points in a 37-point career explosion.

Later, Booker, who became more a distributor of balls (12 assists) than a score (23 points) in the victory, admitted that Baynes' big night was not planned exactly. The victory was the first of the Suns in five attempts in a six-game home game that ends Sunday.

 

The Pick: Milwaukee Bucks to Win @ -5.5 / BET HERE

 

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