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Bucks host Suns in basketball action

Phoenix SunsMilwaukee Bucks
March 4, 8:30 PM | Bradley Center

Phoenix Suns vs Milwaukee Bucks Odds

31-28TEAM RECORD23-36

The visiting Suns hope to send their backers to the pay window on Friday as they look to cover the spread at Bradley Center against the Bucks.

The Bucks are 23-36 so far on the season, and 27-31-1 ATS vs. the number. The Suns, meanwhile, are 31-28 and 27-31-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Milwaukee go 22-37 and the Suns go 31-28 on the totals.

View Phoenix vs Milwaukee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup, the Bucks sat as 2.5-point underdogs. The total had been pegged by the oddsmakers at 193.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 17-rated Bucks and the No. 18-ranked Suns, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 99-97 result in favor of the Suns.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Suns rank No. 25 in the league with 40 per game. That compares with Milwaukee’s No. 13 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Milwaukee is the NBA’s No. 19-ranked team at 5.7 per game, while the Suns rate No. 3 with 8.7 per contest.

Defensively, the Suns feature the league's No. 24-rated defense on the road, allowing 107 points per game. Milwaukee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 30 in the league in scoring at home.

Phoenix lost its last outing, a 115-103 result against the Celtics on March 2. The Suns failed to cover in that game as a 7-point underdog, while the 218 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Suns endured a 115-103 loss at the hands of the Celtics on Wednesday, despite a 17-point effort from Aaron Brooks at TD Garden.

Milwaukee won its last outing, a 92-90 result against the Pistons on March 1. The Bucks failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point favorite, while the 182 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Brandon Jennings scored 21 points leading the Bucks to a 92-90 victory over Detroit at Bradley Center on Tuesday.

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Oklahoma City are 6-4
After playing Boston are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

Milwaukee Bucks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

A few Suns at Bucks trends to consider:
Phoenix is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Phoenix's last 6 games
Phoenix is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Phoenix is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Milwaukee's last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Milwaukee's last 14 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 6 games when playing at home against Phoenix

Next up:
Phoenix at Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 6
Milwaukee home to Boston, Sunday, March 6