Milwaukee Bucks vs. Phoenix Suns Pick-Odds-Prediction 1/29/14
Phoenix Suns (26-18) at Milwaukee Bucks (8-36)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks +8.5 -- Over/Under: 201 See the Latest Odds
The Phoenix Suns will be heading to Milwaukee on Wednesday to face the Bucks.
The Milwaukee Bucks are just 8-36 this season, and needless to say are in last place in their division. The Bucks do play decent defense, but offensively this team is having it rough this season, scoring just over 91 points per game this season. Leading the Bucks offense this season is Brandon Knight, who is scoring just 15.8 points per game. The Bucks are just 1-3 overall in their last four games, dropping three straight, two of which were at home. The Clippers gave the Bucks their latest loss, coming on Monday night against the Clippers 114-86.
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The Phoenix Suns are playing well this season, having a record of 26-18 on the year, and residing in third place in the Pacific division. The Suns are currently just four and a half games back of the first place Clippers, and just half a game back of the Warriors. Phoenix is led by Dragic, who is scoring just under 20 points per game on the year. The Suns have won four out of their last five games heading into Milwaukee on Wednesday, with their last win coming on the road against the Sixers, defeating Philly 124-113.
The Suns are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games overall, and Phoenix is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games against the East. The Suns are also 7-3 against the spread in their last ten games on Wednesday nights.
The Bucks are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five games overall, and the Bucks are just 1-5 against the spread in their last six games when playing on just one day of rest. Milwaukee is also 2-7 against the spread in their last nine games following an ATS loss.
Public play or not, I just have to go with the Suns here. The Bucks are banged up heading into this one, and I just don't see Milwaukee matching up with a solid Phoenix team with a lot to play for this season.