Bucks vs. Suns - 1/6/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Phoenix Suns (20-16) at Milwaukee Bucks (18-17)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks +3 -- Over/Under: 209 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSAZ, FSWI, NBATV
The Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks meet Tuesday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
The Phoenix Suns have won eight of their last 10 games and begin a four-game road trip. On the season, the Suns are averaging 107.2 points on 46.4 percent shooting and are allowing 104.7 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Eric Bledsoe is averaging 15.7 points and 5.9 assists while Goran Dragic is averaging 16.7 points and four assists. Markieff Morris is grabbing 5.8 rebounds and Isaiah Thomas is shooting 42.4 percent from the field. The Phoenix Suns continue to get the most out of their offense during this stretch, as they’re shooting 50.7 percent from the field and 42.4 percent from deep in their last five games. The Suns are best when their offense is clicking considering they’ve won 10 of their last 14 games when topping 100 points. The Suns have won 11 of their 20 victories on the road.
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The Milwaukee Bucks are staying afloat with wins in four of their last six games. On the season, the Bucks are averaging 99 points on 46.2 percent shooting and are allowing 98.7 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Brandon Knight is averaging 18 points and 5.1 assists while Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 12 points and 6.1 rebounds. O.J. Mayo is shooting 39.8 percent from the field and Zaza Pachulia is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are winning games with their defense, as they’re holding teams to 38.2 percent from the field and 31.5 percent from deep in their last five games. While the Bucks are playing better, only seven of their 18 wins have come at home. Ersan Ilyasova is questionable for this game with a concussion.
The Suns are 41-19-1 ATS in their last 61 road games and 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Bucks are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 vs. Western Conference and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Suns are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Milwaukee and the favorite is 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
The Phoenix Suns are playing too well to fade at this point. While the Bucks are also playing well and have the better defense, they don't have nearly enough offense to keep up in this one. Look for the Bucks to cover the tiny number.