Milwaukee Bucks vs. Phoenix Suns Preview and Prediction (3/14/23)
Moneyline: Bucks -125, Suns +105
Spread: Bucks -1.5, Suns +1.5
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Phoenix Suns Betting Odds Breakdown
The Milwaukee Bucks will be finishing up a three game road trip against the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday.
Milwaukee is coming into this game as the favorite at -1.5, and the over/under is sitting at 232 points. Along with that, the moneyline is sitting at -125 for Milwaukee and +105 Phoenix.
Milwaukee Bucks Preview
Milwaukee is 49-19 on the season right now, which has them at the top of the eastern conference.
The Bucks have been playing some great basketball lately, with them being 8-2 in their last 10 games. Something that might be difficult for the Bucks going into this game is that they will be playing the second half of a back-to-back. The first game they played on this back-to-back was against the Sacramento Kings, so it’s possible that they do give some players rest in this one. Giannis Antetokounmpo has already been having troubles with his hand, so it’s possible that he does not play in this one. But for now, it looks like the stars will be playing in this one.
What should make this game very enjoyable to watch is how physical it will probably end up being. With someone like Deandre Ayton down low ready to meet Giannis Antetokounmpo at the basket, it should be a very fun one to watch. But the one thing that Milwaukee has an edge in is that as a whole, the Suns haven’t been the greatest shooting team this season. This season, Phoenix is only sitting at 46.7% from the field, which is 21st in the league. And with Milwaukee usually holding their opponents to about 45% from the field per game, they should be able to defend the Suns pretty well.
Phoenix Suns Preview
The Suns are 37-31 on the season, which has them sitting at fourth in the western conference.
Phoenix is coming off of a loss to the Golden State Warriors, and they will not have a much easier task this time around with the Milwaukee Bucks. Just like the Bucks, the Suns are finishing up a back-to-back, and for now, it looks like no one will be out for some rest. Something that has been great for the Suns this year is that they have played some solid basketball at home, with them being 22-11 in Phoenix. But what isn’t good for them is that the Milwaukee Bucks have been pretty good on the road this year, with them being 21-13, which is the second best record on the road this season, only behind the Boston Celtics. This should be a very good matchup, but the Suns will be missing a key player in this one.
After Kevin Durant finally got healthy, he played three games for the Suns, where they ended up winning all three of them. And then prior to the Suns and Thunder game on March 8th, Kevin Durant ended up spraining his ankle during warm-ups, which now has him sitting on the injury report for at least the next three weeks, and this injury could even make him miss the start of the playoffs. He will be missed greatly, as he was a big piece for that offense in those three games he played, with him averaging close to 27 points per game. Even though he is out, the Suns should still be able to make this game competitive with how much talent they have.