The NBA betting action continues Thursday, February 10, with the rematch of the 2021 NBA Finals, as Milwaukee visits Footprint Center in Phoenix, so we have prepared the best Bucks vs. Suns betting pick and odds.
According to Bookmaker Sportsbook, the Suns are 3.5-point favorites with a total of 232.5 points. Phoenix meets Milwaukee for the first time in 2021-22. The Suns seek revenge for a tough defeat in the 2021 NBA Finals, while the Bucks aim for their fifth straight victory over Phoenix.
The Bucks routed the Lakers for their fourth straight W
The Milwaukee Bucks improved to 35-21 straight up and 26-30 ATS on the season following an impressive 131-116 victory at the Los Angeles Lakers this past Tuesday. The reigning champs easily covered a 4-point spread on the back of Giannis Antetokounmpo’s terrific performance, while their entire starting lineup enjoyed a good day in the office.
The Greek Freak dropped 44 points on the Lakers to go with 14 rebounds and eight assists. He went 17-for-20 from the field. Bobby Portis accounted for 23 points and seven boards, while Jrue Holiday posted a 15-point, 10-assist double-double.
The Bucks extended their winning streak to four games. They’ve gone 5-1 SU and ATS over their last six outings. Milwaukee is No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference, trailing the Miami Heat by half a game, while both Cleveland and Chicago are one game behind the Bucks.
The Suns continue to dominate the league
The Phoenix Suns (44-10; 30-24 ATS) are coming off a 114-109 win at the Philadelphia 76ers this past Tuesday. They upset the odds as small 1.5-point road underdogs, covering the spread for the third time in the last five outings.
The Suns erased a double-digit deficit in Pennsylvania despite making just six of their 26 attempts from beyond the 3-point line. Devin Booker led the charge with 35 points on 11-for-23 shooting from the field and 10-for-11 from the charity stripe, while Chris Paul added 16 points and 12 assists.
Phoenix has won 14 of its previous 15 contests overall and 22 of its last 25 games on the home floor. The Suns are topping the Western Conference, three games ahead of the second-seeded Golden State Warriors and a huge seven games ahead of No. 3 seed.
- 5-14 ATS in the last 19 outings on the road as underdogs
- 14-4 ATS in the last 18 games played in February
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Phoenix Suns Pick
Both Milwaukee and Phoenix can brag with their recent form, so there’s no easy money in this matchup. I lean the Suns to win and cover because they’ll be fired up to get revenge in front of the home fans, while the Bucks haven’t been at their best when playing on the road as underdogs.
Milwaukee is 5-14 SU and ATS in its previous 19 showings on the road as dogs. The Bucks will have a tall task to slow down the Suns’ backcourt, as both Chris Paul and Devin Booker have played extremely well lately. Paul has recorded 12.3 dimes per game in his last 12 outings, while Booker has scored 31.1 points a night over his previous 14 appearances.
Pick: Take Phoenix Suns -3.5 at -110
The under is 4-1 in Milwaukee’s last five showings as an underdog on the road. On the other hand, the over is 5-1 in the Bucks’ previous six contests overall, 4-1 in the Suns’ last five, and 7-3 in the previous ten encounters between these two foes.
I lean the under, hoping to see another strong defensive performance from the Suns. Milwaukee has hit a 130-point mark in three straight games, and the Suns are yielding only 105.4 points per contest (6th in the league).
Pick: Go under 232.5 points at -110