Phoenix Suns at Milwaukee Bucks NBA Picks & Predictions 1/22/2018
Monday, January 22, 2018
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Phoenix Suns head to BMO Harris Bradley Center to take on the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday, January 22, 2018. The opening line for this game has Milwaukee as 3.5 point favorites.
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The Suns come into this game with an overall record of 17-29. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.7 as they are averaging 105.5 points per game while giving up 112.2 per contest. The Bucks have an overall mark of 23-22. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 104.7 points per contest and giving up 106.1, which is a point differential of -1.4.
Valuable Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 22-22-2 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 22-24-0 against the over/under
Important Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 18-22-5 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 26-18-1 against the over/under
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
10/14/17 PG Brandon Knight Knee is out for season
01/21/18 F Marquese Chriss Hip is doubtful Monday vs Milwaukee
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
11/21/17 F Mirza Teletovic Lung is out indefinitely
01/21/18 F Giannis Antetokounmpo Knee is OUT Monday vs Phoenix
01/20/18 G Malcolm Brogdon Personal is "?" Monday vs Phoenix
01/13/18 F Jabari Parker Knee is out indefinitely
Devin Booker comes into this game averaging 25.3 points per contest while playing 34.4 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 88%. T.J. Warren averages 19.8 points per contest in 32.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.4 assists per game and 5.5 rebounds per contest for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 50% for the season while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Khris Middleton has scored 20.1 points per contest while playing 37.2 minutes per game this season for the Bucks. He hauls in 5.2 rebounds per contest and has 4.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 28.2 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 37.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 10.1 rebounds per game and 4.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 105.5 points per contest this year, which is 15th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.72 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 27th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 44.7 boards per contest and 21 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 7th with 15.7 per game. The Suns allow 112.2 points per contest which is 30th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 19th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.1 rebounds a game which ranks 25th, and they allow 22.2 assists per game which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee is 18th in the NBA with 104.7 points per contest this season. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is -1.42. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 27th in the league. They are 30th in the NBA in rebounding with 38.6 boards per contest and 16th in assists per game with 22.4. The Bucks are 25th in turnovers per contest with 13.7. The Bucks give up 106.1 points per game, which ranks them 17th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 24th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 22.8 dimes allowed per game and 5th with 41.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Bucks are 24th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per contest this year.
The Suns are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.4, and their defensive rating of 112.1 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 99.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 29th. As a team they are 26th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league. Phoenix is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 14th in the league.
Milwaukee is 21st in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 7th in the NBA. The Bucks are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 110.4, and their offensive rating of 109 is ranked 6th. They are 22nd in the NBA in pace with 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 7th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Suns/Bucks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Phoenix +3.5
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