Phoenix Suns vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, 4/19/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Phoenix Suns vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Monday, April 19, 2021
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports WI
Odds/Point Spread: Phoenix (+4.5)
The Phoenix Suns (40-16) go to Fiserv Forum on Monday where they'll take on the Milwaukee Bucks (35-21). Phoenix opens this contest as 4.5-point underdogs. The total opens at 233.5.
The Phoenix Suns stepped onto the hardwood against the San Antonio Spurs and took a loss by a final of 111-85 in their last contest. Phoenix finished with a 40.0% field goal percentage (36 of 90) and converted 6 out of their 27 shots from beyond the arc. From the free throw line, the Suns made 7 of their 16 tries for a percentage of 43.8%. When discussing rebounding, they earned a total of 48 with 15 of them being offensive. They also recorded 19 assists in this contest in addition to forcing 12 turnovers and earning 7 steals. When discussing defending, Phoenix allowed 50.6% from the field on 45 out of 89 shooting. San Antonio distributed 23 assists and had 10 steals for the game. Additionally, San Antonio had 46 rebounds (5 offensive, 41 defensive) and got 2 blocks. San Antonio finished the contest at 75.0% when shooting free throws by making 9 of their 12 tries. They also made 12 of their 29 tries from beyond the perimeter.
Devin Booker is one player who was a major contributor in this matchup. He ended up walking away with 15 points on 6 out of 18 shooting. He was on the court for 26:54 mins played and collected 3 rebounds. Booker walked away from this one shooting 33.3% from the floor and also distributed 3 assists. Another guy that played a role in the matchup for the Suns was Deandre Ayton. He had 9 rebounds in 26:23 minutes on the basketball court. He finished the game shooting 44.4% from the floor in the matchup by hitting 4-of-9 (8 points). When this game wrapped up, Ayton collected 1 assist.
Phoenix steps onto the court with a record of 40-16 on the campaign. They have an average of 114.4 pts per contest (8th in basketball) while connecting on 48.9% from the field. The Suns are hitting 37.7% on 3-point shots (730 of 1,936) and 82.5% from the free throw line. As a team, Phoenix is grabbing 43.6 rebounds per game and has accounted for 1,522 dimes this year, which is 2nd in the NBA in terms of passing. They are losing possession via turnover 13.0 times per contest and as a group are committing 19.3 fouls on a nightly basis. On defense, the Suns have forced 13.5 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.1 personal fouls. The Suns are giving up a FG percentage of 45.9% (758 of 1,014) and they relinquish 42.9 rebounds per game as a squad. They are ranked 2nd in the league in giving up assists with 1,245 conceded on the year. They are giving up 34.8% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 4th in basketball in points per game allowed (107.8).
When they last stepped on the court, the Milwaukee Bucks took a loss by a score of 128-115 when they faced the Memphis Grizzlies. The Bucks were able to collect 32 defensive boards and 13 offensive rebounds totaling 45 in the matchup. They coughed up the ball 16 times, while recording 7 steals in this matchup. The Grizzlies committed 18 personal fouls for the game which took the Bucks to the free throw line for 27 tries. They were able to knock down 21 of the free throws for a rate of 77.8%. With respect to shooting from 3-point land, Milwaukee buried 16 of 47 tries (34.0%). At the conclusion of this game, the Bucks finished 39 out of 91 from the floor which had them at 42.9%. The Bucks permitted the Grizzlies to knock down 51 out of 93 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 54.8% in this game. They shot 37.5% from distance by connecting on 15 of 40 and finished the game at 11 of 12 from the free throw line (91.7%). When discussing attacking the glass, Milwaukee permitted Memphis to pull down 43 in total (7 on the offensive side).
Giannis Antetokounmpo ended up being a major contributor for the Bucks for the game. He converted 10 out of 18 in this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 55.6%, and added 11 rebounds. Antetokounmpo racked up 28 points in his 29:12 mins of playing time and had 8 assists for the game. An additional guy that was pivotal for Milwaukee was Bryn Forbes. He accumulated 1 assist in 31:03 minutes played, and he shot 7 of 13 from the floor. Forbes finished going 53.8% from the field as well as earning 19 points and 6 boards.
Milwaukee has a record of 35-21 so far this year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Bucks are shooting 48.4% from the floor, which ranks 5th in the league. Milwaukee has accumulated 6,672 points so far this year (119.1 per game) and they collect 48.2 rebounds per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 25.5 times per contest (11th in the league) and they cough up possession 14.1 times per game. The Bucks commit 17.0 personal fouls every game and they connect on 75.9% from the free throw line. The Bucks on the defensive end are ranked 19th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 112.9. They have relinquished 25.2 assists and 43.4 boards every game, which has them ranked 18th and 12th in basketball. The Milwaukee defense surrenders 37.4% on 3-point shots (818 of 2,186) and their opposition knocks down 79.2% of their shots from the free throw line. They are forcing 13.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 45.3% from the floor (5th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Phoenix (+4.5)
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