Milwaukee Bucks vs Phoenix Suns Prediction, 2/10/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Location: PHX Arena in Phoenix, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (-3.5)
The Milwaukee Bucks (16-8) are headed to PHX Arena on Wednesday where they'll take on the Phoenix Suns (14-9). Milwaukee opens this game as 3.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 227.
The Milwaukee Bucks faced off with the Denver Nuggets and earned the victory with a final of 125-112 in their last game. Milwaukee finished the contest with a 50.6% field goal percentage (45 out of 89) and knocked down 16 out of their 40 3-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Bucks converted 19 of their 22 tries for a percentage of 86.4%. In reference to grabbing boards, they earned 50 with 11 of them being offensive. They also doled out 24 assists in the matchup in addition to having 7 steals and 7 blocks. Pertaining to defense, Milwaukee allowed the other team to go 43.6% from the floor on 41 of 94 shooting. Denver totaled 22 assists and had 5 steals in this contest. Additionally, the Nuggets snagged 38 rebounds (8 offensive, 30 defensive) and got 4 blocked shots. Denver ended up shooting 93.8% at the charity stripe by knocking down 15 of 16 shots. They also buried 15 out of their 36 attempts from downtown.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is one player who was a major contributor in this contest. He totaled 30 points on 11 of 23 shooting. He played for 34:19 minutes and pulled down 9 rebounds. Antetokounmpo finished the game shooting 47.8% from the field and earned 2 assists. An additional guy that was a factor in the game for the Bucks was Khris Middleton. He grabbed 8 boards and also earned 12 dimes. He went 56.3% from the field for the game by connecting on 9-of-16 (29 points). In all, Middleton played 36:24 minutes.
Milwaukee heads into this matchup with a record of 16-8 this year. The Bucks are connecting on 40.1% on 3-point shots (370 of 923) and 73.3% from the charity stripe. They average 121.3 points per contest (2nd in basketball) while connecting on 49.4% from the floor. They cough up possession 13.9 times per contest and as a team they are committing 17.8 fouls every game. As a team, Milwaukee is collecting 48.8 rebounds per contest and has totaled 650 assists for the year, which is 4th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. On the defensive end, the Bucks have forced 13.1 turnovers every game while drawing 18.1 fouls. They are giving up 38.4% on shots from distance and they are ranked 15th in the NBA in PPG allowed (111.4). The Bucks defense is allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 44.9% (315 of 435) and they relinquish 42.4 boards per game as a basketball team. They currently rank 13th in basketball in giving up assists with 576 relinquished on the season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Phoenix Suns went home victorious with a score of 119-113 against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Suns earned 27 defensive boards and 14 offensive rebounds for a total of 41 in this contest. They also turned away 6 attempts while earning 7 steals for the game. The Cavaliers had 20 fouls in the game which took the Suns to the charity stripe for 19 tries. They were able to make 14 of those for a rate of 73.7%. With regard to shooting from 3-point land, Phoenix made 11 of 24 attempts (45.8%). When the game finished, the Suns finished 47 for 90 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 52.2%. The Suns permitted the Cavaliers to bury 44 of their 86 attempts from the floor which had them sitting at 51.2% for this game. They went 33.3% from three-point range by connecting on 8 of 24 and walked away from this one shooting 17 of 25 from the free throw line (68.0%). With respect to rebounds, Phoenix permitted Cleveland to snag 39 overall (9 offensive).
Devin Booker ended up being a factor for the Suns in this contest. He knocked down 14 out of 27 for the game for a field goal rate of 51.9%, which got him 36 points. Booker had 5 rebounds in his 34:38 mins of time on the court and accounted for 8 assists for the contest. One more player that was pivotal for Phoenix was Mikal Bridges. He ended up with 22 points in 35:31 mins played via 8 of 10 from the floor in this matchup. Bridges finished going 80.0% from the field while also contributing 5 assists and 4 total rebounds.
Phoenix has a win-loss mark of 14-9 this year. When it comes to offense, the Suns are connecting on 46.5% from the field, which has them ranked 13th in basketball. Phoenix has tallied 2,526 pts on the year (109.8 per contest) and they pull down 44.5 boards per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 25.9 times per game (9th in the league) and they turn it over 13.7 times per contest. The Suns have committed 20.9 personal fouls every game and they hit 83.3% from the charity stripe. The Suns on the defensive end are ranked 4th in the league in points given up per game with 107.0. The Phoenix defense concedes 35.0% on 3-point attempts (254 of 726) and opponents are making 74.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They have surrendered 22.2 dimes and 44.3 boards every game, which ranks 1st and 12th in the league. They have forced 12.9 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.4% from the floor (10th in the NBA).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Phoenix (+3.5) and under 227 points
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