Wednesday, March 30, 2016
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Phoenix Suns travel to BMO Harris Bradley Center to play the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday, March 30, 2016. The opening line for this game has Milwaukee as 7 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 212.5.
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The Suns come into this game with an overall record of 20-54 and a road record of 7-30. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -7.2 as they are averaging 100.6 points per game while giving up 107.8 per contest. Phoenix is 5-9 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 14-33. They are 3-7 in their last 10 games. The Bucks have an overall record of 30-44 and a home record of 21-15. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They are averaging 98.9 points per game and surrendering 102.9, good for a point differential of -4. Milwaukee has a division record of 4-9 and a conference record of 19-26. In their last 10 games they are 4-6.
Brandon Knight comes into this contest averaging 19.6 points per game while playing 36 minutes per night so far this season for the Suns. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Devin Booker averages 13.3 points per game in 26.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 2.4 rebounds per game for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Khris Middleton averages 18.1 points per game while playing 36.4 minutes per contest this year for the Bucks. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 16.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.6 rebounds per contest and 4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Phoenix averages 100.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 52.5 rebounds per game and 20.5 assists per game which ranks them 12th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 16.9 per game. The Suns allow 107.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.6 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Milwaukee averages 98.9 points per game this year which ranks them 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 5th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 49.2 rebounds per game and 22.9 assists per contest which ranks them 29th and 10th respectively. In the turnover department the Bucks rank 25th with 15.1 per game. The Bucks allow 102.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 15th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.6 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 24.1 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. The Bucks force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
The Suns average 97.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 103 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -11.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -10 per contest. The Suns have an offensive rating of 102.2 and a defensive rating of 109.6. In terms of pace they average 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Phoenix turns the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Bucks score 101.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 95 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -14.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -0.5 points per game. The Bucks rating on offense is 104.5 and they have a defensive rating of 108.8. They get 93.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 19% of their shot attempts. Milwaukee turns the ball over on 14.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 31-43-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 37-37-0 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 37-36-1 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 37-36-1 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Injuries
12/29/15 PG Eric Bledsoe Knee out for season
02/02/16 F T.J. Warren Ankle out for season
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
12/14/15 PG Greivis Vasquez Ankle expected to miss 3-4 months
03/10/16 G O.J. Mayo Ankle out for season
03/07/16 PG Michael Carter-Williams Hip out for season
02/29/16 F Steve Novak MCL out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Phoenix
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