A matchup featuring one of the NBA’s sharpest shooting teams and one of the best defending against the three-pointer will see the Milwaukee Bucks (49-19) as one-point favorites against the Phoenix Suns (37-31) at Footprint Center on March 14, 2023. The Bucks rank fourth in the league in treys per game (14.9), while the Suns are fifth in threes allowed (11.6). The matchup’s over/under is 231.5.
How to bet Bucks vs. Suns
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Phoenix Suns Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 1 point, with sportsbooks listing the Bucks as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Bucks have -121 odds to pick up the win, while the Suns are listed at +101 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: Tuesday, March 14, 2023
- Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: NBA
- Location: Phoenix, Arizona
- Arena: Footprint Center
Bucks vs. Suns Betting Trends
The Bucks have 37 wins against the spread in 68 games this season. Milwaukee has come away with 45 wins in the 55 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. Bucks games this year have hit the over 48.5% of the time (33 out of 68 games with a set point total).
The Suns have 35 wins against the spread in 68 games this season. Phoenix has compiled a 9-17 record in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 34.6% of those games). Suns games this season have gone over the total in 31 of 68 opportunities (45.6%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo: Probable (Hand), Goran Dragic: Out (Knee), Serge Ibaka: Out (Personal), Khris Middleton: Out (Injury Management), Wesley Matthews: Probable (Calf), Grayson Allen: Out (Foot)
Suns: Torrey Craig: Probable (Heel), Kevin Durant: Out (Ankle), Landry Shamet: Out (Foot)
What you need to know about the Milwaukee Bucks
Offensively, Milwaukee is scoring 116.1 points per game (ninth-ranked in league). It is surrendering 112.1 points per contest on defense (sixth-ranked). The Bucks put up 119.6 points per game in home games, compared to 112.7 points per game in road games, a difference of 6.9 points per contest. The Bucks have been scoring 123.7 points per contest in their last 10 appearances, an average that’s much higher than the 116.1 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.
Milwaukee ranks top-five this year in three-point shooting, ranking fourth-best in the league with 14.9 treys per game. Meanwhile, it ranks 11th with a 36.7% shooting percentage from downtown. When it comes to shot breakdown, the Bucks have taken 55.2% two-pointers (accounting for 64.8% of the team’s baskets) and 44.8% threes (35.2%).
What you need to know about the Phoenix Suns
In 2022-23, Phoenix is 19th in the league offensively (113.4 points scored per game) and fourth-best on defense (111.3 points conceded). The Suns are scoring more points at home (114.5 per game) than on the road (112.3). The Suns are tallying 117.5 points per game in their past 10 games, compared to their season average of 113.4.
In 2022-23, Phoenix is 12th in the league in 3-point makes (12.3 per game) and sixth in 3-point percentage (37.6%). The Suns take 63.5% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 36.5% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 70.6% of the Suns’ buckets are 2-pointers, and 29.4% are 3-pointers.
Our pick to win this game is the Bucks, and we project that Suns will cover the spread (Bucks -1). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 231.5 points.
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