The Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks meet Friday in NBA action at the Fiserv Forum.
The Phoenix Suns look for a feel good win after losing seven of their last eight games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 103.6 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 114.1 points on 48.7 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 23.7 points and 7.3 assists while TJ Warren is averaging 18.1 points and 4.2 rebounds. Deandre Ayton is the third double-digit scorer and Trevor Ariza is dishing 3.5 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.6 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have lost all eight road games this season.
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The Milwaukee Bucks look to stay hot after winning six of their last nine games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 121.4 points on 48.7 percent shooting and allowing 108.5 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 26.3 points and 12.9 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 19.4 points and 4.4 assists. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and Malcolm Brogdon is dishing 3.1 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 77 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 51.8 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have won nine of their last 10 home games.
The Suns are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Friday games. The Bucks are 9-1-1 ATS in their last 11 home games, 6-0 ATS in their last 6 Friday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Suns are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Milwaukee. The over is 38-14 in Bucks last 52 overall. The over is 5-1 in Suns last 6 road games.
The Phoenix Suns are being outscored by 10.5 points on the season and 15.8 points on the road this season. The Milwaukee Bucks are outscoring teams by 14.4 points in their last five games and 18 points at home this season. Those numbers suggest that the Bucks should have their way with the Suns in this contest and cover the fairly large number. So, while laying big chalk in the NBA is never my thing, I’ll do it here.