Saturday, February 4, 2017
US Airways Center
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The Milwaukee Bucks travel to US Airways Center to play the Phoenix Suns on Saturday, February 4, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee as 1 point favorites.
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The Bucks come into this game with an overall record of 21-27. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.3 as they are averaging 104.4 points per game while giving up 104.6 per contest. The Suns have an overall record of 15-34. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 106.5 points per game and surrendering 112.3, good for a point differential of -5.8.
Giannis Antetokounmpo comes into this contest averaging 23.1 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Bucks. He pulls down 8.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Jabari Parker averages 20.1 points per game in 34.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Devin Booker averages 20.8 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year for the Suns. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Eric Bledsoe averages 21.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 5 rebounds per contest and 6.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Milwaukee averages 104.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 50.3 rebounds per game and 24.5 assists per game which ranks them 25th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 14.2 per game. The Bucks allow 104.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.9 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 24.4 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
Phoenix averages 106.5 points per game this year which ranks them 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -5.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 19th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 24th in the NBA. They average 52.6 rebounds per game and 18.3 assists per contest which ranks them 10th and 30th respectively. In the turnover department the Suns rank 28th with 15.7 per game. The Suns allow 112.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 29th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.3 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 22.2 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. The Suns force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the NBA.
The Bucks have an offensive rating of 108.8 and a defensive rating of 109.1. In terms of pace they average 95.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Milwaukee turns the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Suns rating on offense is 106.4 and they have a defensive rating of 112.2. They get 99.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 26% of their shot attempts. Phoenix turns the ball over on 13.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 19-29-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 29-18-1 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 24-23-2 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 32-16-1 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
10/22/16 F Khris Middleton Hamstring out indefinitely
02/03/17 C Roy Hibbert Acquired doubtful Friday vs. Denver & Saturday vs. Phoenix
02/03/17 F Spencer Hawes Acquired doubtful Friday vs. Denver & Saturday vs. Phoenix
Phoenix Suns Injuries
02/03/17 F Jared Dudley Illness is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs. Sacramento
Josh's Pick: Take Milwaukee -1
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