The Phoenix Suns play host to the Milwaukee Bucks at the Footprint Center on Tuesday night.
The Milwaukee Bucks have been on fire as they’ve won 20 of their last 22 games overall and they will be eager to stay hot after beating the surging Kings in a 133-124 road win last night. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the team with 46 points, 12 rebounds and four assists on 19 of 28 shooting, Khris Middleton added 31 points with nine assists while Brook Lopez scored 23 points, eight rebounds and three blocks. As a team, the Bucks shot a sizzling 58 percent from the field and 15 of 33 from the 3-point line as they struggled in the first half and fell behind by as many as 15 points, before they sprung to life with 80 points in the second half to make it look easy in the end.
Meanwhile, the Phoenix Suns have been in decent shape as they’ve won five of their last eight games overall, but they will be hoping to snap a two-game skid after getting routed by the Warriors in a 123-112 road loss last night. Devin Booker led the team with 32 points on 12 of 20 shooting, DeAndre Ayton added 27 points with 12 rebounds on 13 of 19 shooting while Chris Paul tallied 11 points with 11 assists. As a team, the Suns shot 48 percent from the field and a miserly four of 21 from the 3-point line as they got off to a nightmare start and allowed the Warriors to pour in 43 points in the first quarter to put them behind by 25 points early. The Suns did show plenty of fight to reduce the deficit to just three points, only to allow the Warriors off the hook in the end.
I will update with betting trends once they become available.
The Suns are going to be shorthanded again as Kevin Durant and Landry Shamet are still out and they will be low on confidence after getting blown out by the Warriors last night, so I’ll stick with the more consistent Bucks to maintain their momentum with another win here. The Bucks were able to keep winning games with their leading scorer and they just look that more dangerous with Antetokounmpo back in the lineup and dominating like he was last night. This should be a close one, but I’ll back the Bucks here.