At 1:00 ET on ABC, the 6th-seeded Suns (+109) will take on the 2nd-seeded Bucks (-131) in a non-conference matchup. The over/under line for the game is 226 points.

Phoenix (39-28) is 2nd in the Pacific Division, while Milwaukee (43-24) is 1st in the Central Division. The Bucks are favored by 2 points.

PHOENIX SUNS VS MILWAUKEE BUCKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Milwaukee Bucks -2

This game will be played at Fiserv Forum at 1:00 ET on Sunday, March 17th.

WHY BET THE MILWAUKEE BUCKS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 117-112 in favor of the Bucks.
  • Our projections have Giannis Antetokounmpo finishing with Giannis Antetokounmpo points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Bucks finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.6% and knocking down 17 threes.

Do the Suns Stand a Chance on the Road?

In their last game against the Hornets, the Suns won by a score of 107-96. The O/U line for that game was 220 points. This win improved the Suns’ overall record to 39-28 this season.

Phoenix is currently 6th in the Western Conference and 2nd in the Pacific Division. As the underdog, the Suns have gone 6-12 this season and are 2-point underdogs today.

Against the spread, the Suns are 26-40 for the season and 14-18 on the road. Phoenix has covered the spread in their last two games as the underdog and has an average scoring differential of -4.6 points per game in those games.

This season, the average O/U line in Suns games is 232.2 points, which is higher than today’s line of 226. The team’s over/under record for the season is 29-37-1, and their games have averaged 231 points.

Phoenix is coming off a game that finished with 203 points, which was well below the O/U line of 220. The Suns also covered the spread in that game, going in as 10.5-point favorites.

When it comes to scoring, the Suns are 12th in the league, averaging 116.8 points per game. Interestingly, they have actually scored slightly more on the road (116.7) than at home (116.9).

So far this season, Phoenix has outscored the NBA average in 55.2% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 15th in the league with 98.5 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Suns are one of the most efficient teams in the league. They are 5th in field goal percentage (49%) and 6th in true shooting percentage. However, they are just 21st in three-pointers made per game.

On defense, the Suns come into the game ranked 16th in the league in points allowed at 114.2 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 111.3 points per contest (19th). Opponents are hitting 53.3% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 36.2% of their three-point attempts.

Do the Bucks Have What it Takes at Home?

In their last three home games, the Bucks have gone 3-0 straight-up and 3-0 ATS. They are currently favored by 2 points against the Suns and have won their last two games as the favorite.

Milwaukee’s O/U record for the season is 32-35, and their last two games have gone under the posted total. This year, their games have averaged 237.5 points per game, with an average O/U line of 236.4.

On the season, the Bucks are 26-7 at home and have an average scoring margin of +6.8 points per game. Against the spread at home, they are 15-18.

Overall, the Bucks are 43-24 this season, which is the best record in the Central Division. In the Eastern Conference, they are currently in 2nd place. Against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 30-13 and 13-11 in non-conference games.

In their last game, the Bucks beat the 76ers by a score of 114-105. Milwaukee was favored by 7 points in that game, and they covered the spread. The O/U line for that game was 219.5.

At home, the Bucks have scored 122.7 points per game, which is 4th in the league. Overall, they are 4th in scoring at 120.4 points per game. In terms of pace, Milwaukee is 6th in the NBA with 100.5 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Bucks are 5th in made threes at 14.3 per game. They are also 6th in three-point attempts. Overall, Milwaukee is shooting 37% from beyond the arc, which is 7th in the league.

So far this season, the Bucks have attempted the most free throws in the NBA at 25.2 per game. They are also 4th in made free throws at 19.5 per contest.

At present, the Bucks’ defense is ranked 21st, allowing 117.1 points per game. Milwaukee’s defense is currently forcing 12.2 turnovers per game, which is 9th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 16th in blocked shots, with an average of 5 rejections per game.