Phoenix Suns vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, 3/6/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Phoenix Suns vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Sunday, March 6, 2022
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
The Milwaukee Bucks (39-25) will go up against the Phoenix Suns (51-12) at Fiserv Forum on Sunday.
The Suns stepped onto the hardwood against the Knicks and went home with a win by a final score of 115-114 in their last game. In regard to personal fouls, the Suns walked away with 22 and the Knicks recorded 12 personal fouls. They made 13 of their 29 tries from 3-point range. New York went 70.0% from the charity stripe by burying 21 of 30 attempts. On top of that, New York pulled down 37 rebounds (12 offensive, 25 defensive) and had 3 blocks. New York recorded 49 assists and had 23 steals for this contest. In the matter of defense, Phoenix allowed 46.5% from the floor on 40 out of 86 shooting. They also doled out 28 dimes in this contest as well as forcing 5 turnovers and getting 7 steals. Concerning hauling in rebounds, they earned 33 with 3 of them being offensive. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Suns converted 22 of their 27 shots for a percentage of 81.5%. Phoenix ended the game having earned a 44.7% field goal percentage (38 out of 85) and converted 17 of 34 3-point attempts.
Cameron Johnson is one guy who was a factor in this contest. He finished with 38 points on 11 of 16 shooting. He played 28 minutes and totaled 2 rebounds. Johnson finished the contest at 68.8% from the field but had no assists when the game ended.
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Phoenix will enter this matchup with a win-loss record of 51-12 on the campaign. They currently have an average of 113.8 pts per contest (5th in the league) while connecting on 48.2% from the field. The Suns are connecting on 36.3% on 3-point shots (723 of 1,989) and 79.4% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Phoenix is snagging 45.6 boards per game and has totaled 1,707 dimes on the campaign, which ranks 5th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession via turnover 13.0 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 19.3 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on defense, the Suns are able to force 14.7 turnovers per game while drawing 19.2 fouls. They relinquish 33.4% on 3-point shots while they are 6th in the league in points per game allowed (105.8). The Suns defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 44.1% (2,464 of 5,592) and they surrender 44.5 rebounds per game as a team. They are currently ranked 1st in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,402 surrendered this season.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Bucks took home the win by a final score of 118-112 against the Bulls. The Bucks corralled 38 defensive boards and 12 offensive boards totaling 50 in the game. They also coughed it up 13 times, while earning 5 steals in the matchup. The Bulls earned 12 personal fouls in this game which took the Bucks to the free throw line for 33 tries. They were able to convert 22 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 66.7%. In regard to three-point shots, Milwaukee made 10 out of 31 tries (32.3%). When the game finished, the Bucks ended up shooting 43 for 88 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.9%. The Bucks allowed the Bulls to make 47 of their 94 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 50.0% in this game. They shot 38.5% from three-point range by connecting on 10 out of 26 and walked away from this one shooting 8 out of 11 from the free throw line (72.7%). In the matter of how they rebounded, Milwaukee permitted Chicago to get 35 in total (5 on the offensive glass).
Giannis Antetokounmpo was important for the Bucks in the matchup. He buried 12 out of 22 in this game for a field goal rate of 54.5%, and accumulated 16 rebounds. Antetokounmpo accumulated 34 points in his 39 mins on the court and added 5 assists for the game.
Milwaukee has a record of 39-25 for the year. As an offensive unit, the Bucks are shooting 46.1% from the field, which has them ranked 14th in the league. Milwaukee has tallied 7,281 points this season (113.8 per game) and they pull in 46.8 boards per game. They are getting an assist 23.3 times per contest (21st in the league) and they are turning it over 13.6 times per game. The Bucks are responsible for committing 18.3 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 77.4% from the free throw line.
The Milwaukee defense surrenders 34.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter (903 of 2,601) and their opponents are making 74.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They allow 25.2 assists and 44.8 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks 20th and 18th in the NBA. The Bucks on the defensive end are ranked 16th in the league in points allowed per contest with 110.2. They have forced 13.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 44.9% from the field (8th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Milwaukee
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