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Suns face Bucks: NBA odds preview

Phoenix SunsMilwaukee Bucks
Jan 8, 8:00 PM | Bradley Center

Phoenix Suns vs Milwaukee Bucks Odds

12-23TEAM RECORD16-16

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Phoenix when they hit take on the Bucks on Tuesday in pro hoops betting action.

The Bucks bring a 16-16 record (15-16-1 ATS) to the battle against the 12-23 Suns, who are 14-20-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Milwaukee go 14-18 so far and the Suns go 16-19. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
Those backing the visitors in this one found the Suns listed as 6-point underdogs earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 195 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 29-rated Suns taking on the No. 15-rated Bucks in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 96-93 win for the Bucks on Tuesday.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Milwaukee's No. 11-rated squad against Phoenix's No. 27-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Milwaukee rates No. 26 in the league with 5.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 24 with 6.1 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Suns own the league's No. 30-rated mark, allowing 106.6 points per game when playing on the road. Milwaukee, on the other hand, rates No. 19 in scoring on their home court.

In their last action, Phoenix was a 92-81 loser at home against the Grizzlies. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (173) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Phoenix got 17 points from P.J. Tucker but lost anyway 92-81 against the Grizzlies on Sunday at US Airways Center.

Milwaukee lost its last outing, a 95-80 result against the Pacers on January 5. The Bucks failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point underdog, while the 175 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Milwaukee got 21 points from Monta Ellis but lost anyway 95-80 against the Pacers on Saturday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Memphis are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

Milwaukee Bucks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Chicago are 3-7
After playing Indiana are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Suns at Bucks trends to consider:
Phoenix is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing Milwaukee
Phoenix is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Phoenix's last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Phoenix's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Milwaukee's last 17 games when playing Phoenix
Milwaukee is 7-15-1 ATS in its last 23 games at home
Milwaukee is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Phoenix at Boston, Wednesday, January 9
Milwaukee at Chicago, Wednesday, January 9