A matchup between a pair of the strongest defensive teams in the league will see the Milwaukee Bucks (42-17) as 3.5-point favorites against the Phoenix Suns (33-28) at Fiserv Forum on February 26, 2023. The Bucks are fourth in points allowed per game (111.4), and the Suns are fourth (111.4). The matchup’s over/under is set at 231.5.
How to bet Bucks vs. Suns
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Phoenix Suns Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 3.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Bucks as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Bucks have -157 odds to pick up the win, while the Suns are listed at +134 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 231.5 points.
Bucks vs. Suns Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Sunday, February 26, 2023
- Game Time: 1:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ABC
- Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- Arena: Fiserv Forum
Bucks vs. Suns Betting Trends
Against the spread, the Bucks are 33-23-3 this year. Milwaukee has won 38, or 80.9%, of the 47 contests in which it was the favorite this year. Bucks games this year have eclipsed the over/under 45.9% of the time (28 out of 61 games with a set point total).
The Suns have 31 wins against the spread in 61 games this year. Phoenix has won 37.5% of the games this season it was the moneyline underdog (9-15). Suns games this year have hit the over on 27 of 61 set point totals (44.3%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Bucks vs. Suns Injury Report
Suns: Kevin Durant: Out (Knee), Landry Shamet: Out (Foot)
What you need to know about the Milwaukee Bucks
Milwaukee has been led by its defense, as it ranks fourth-best in the NBA by giving up just 111.4 points per game. It ranks 11th in the league in points scored (115.1 per contest). The Bucks are scoring 119.2 points per game this year when playing at home, which is 8.4 more points than they’re averaging on the road (110.8). The Bucks’ offense has been improved over their last 10 games, scoring 122 points per contest compared to the 115.1 they’ve averaged this season.
Milwaukee ranks fourth-best in the NBA by sinking 14.5 threes per game. In terms of three-point percentage, it ranks 14th in the league at 36.1%. So far this year, the Bucks have taken 55.6% two-pointers, accounting for 65.5% of the team’s buckets. They have shot 44.4% threes (34.5% of the team’s baskets).
What you need to know about the Phoenix Suns
Phoenix is 22nd in the league in points scored (112.9 per game) and fourth-best in points allowed (111.4). At home the Suns are putting up 113.8 points per game, 1.9 more than they are averaging on the road (111.9). While the Suns are posting 112.9 points per game in 2022-23, they have fallen short of that in their last 10 games, amassing 112.7 points per contest.
Phoenix makes 12.3 3-pointers per game and shoots 37.8% from beyond the arc, ranking 12th and seventh, respectively, in the league. The Suns take 36.4% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 29.6% of their made shots are from there. Inside the arc, they take 63.6% of their shots, with 70.4% of their makes coming from there.
Our prediction to win this game is the Bucks, and we predict that Bucks will cover the spread (Bucks -3.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 231.5 points.
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