A battle of NBA powerhouses features the Milwaukee Bucks (33-17) going on the road to play the Phoenix Suns (29-21) on Tuesday evening. The Bucks are looking to find their rhythm as Milwaukee has lost three of its past four games. On Sunday, the Utah Jazz defeated the Bucks 123-108. Meanwhile, Phoenix has won three of its last four games. On Feb. 4, the Suns blew out the Washington Wizards 140-112. Damian Lillard (ankle) and Brook Lopez (personal) are both questionable for the Bucks.
Tipoff is scheduled for 10 p.m. ET at Footprint Arena in Phoenix. Phoenix is a 3.5-point favorites in the latest Bucks vs. Suns odds via SportsLine consensus. The over/under for total points is 243.5. Before making any Suns vs. Bucks picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from the advanced computer model at SportsLine.
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The model has set its sights on Bucks vs. Suns. You can head to SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Suns vs. Bucks:
- Bucks vs. Suns spread: Phoenix -3.5
- Bucks vs. Suns over/under: 243.5 points
- Bucks vs. Suns money line: Phoenix -167, Milwaukee +141
- MIL: The Milwaukee Bucks have hit the game total Over in 46 of their last 76 games
- PHX: The Phoenix Suns have hit the 3Q game total Over in 62 of their last 88 games
- Bucks vs. Suns picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why the Bucks can cover
Forward Giannis Antetokounmpo is one of the most impactful players in the league on both ends of the court. The eight-time All-Star has the length to swarm opposing players on the other team. Antetokounmpo is eighth in the NBA in points (31.3), fifth in rebounds (11.3) and ninth in field-goal percentage (61.3%). In his last game, Antetokounmpo dropped 33 points, seven boards and 13 assists.
Lillard (questionable, ankle) has been a consistent scorer in the backcourt. The Weber State product averages 24.9 points, 4.2 rebounds and 6.8 assists per game. On Feb. 3 against the Mavericks, he totaled 30 points, eight assists and nailed five 3-pointers. See who to back at SportsLine.
Why the Suns can cover
Forward Kevin Durant continues to be an offensive juggernaut. Durant scores from any spot on the floor with ease due to his smooth handles and jumper. The 14-time All-Star is currently fifth in the NBA in points (28.3) along with 6.3 rebounds and 5.7 assists per contest. In Friday’s tilt versus the Hawks, Durant finished with 35 points, eight boards and eight assists.
Guard Devin Booker is another confident scorer. Booker attacks the mid-range area and has the ability to hit big shots later in the game. The Kentucky product ranks eighth in the league in points (27.8) and 10th in assists (7.2). On Jan. 28, Booker notched 44 points, three assists and two blocks. See who to back at SportsLine.
How to make Suns vs. Bucks picks
The model has simulated Bucks vs. Suns 10,000 times and is leaning Over on the total, projecting 246 combined points. It also says one side of the spread is the better value. You can only see who to pick at SportsLine.
So who wins Bucks vs. Suns, and which side of the spread is the better value? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model on a 51-33 roll on top-rated NBA picks this season, and find out.