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Suns home to Bucks in NBA betting action

Milwaukee BucksPhoenix Suns
7-25January 04, 2014, 09:00 | US Airways Center19-12

US Airways Center features an NBA battle between the host Phoenix Suns and the visiting Milwaukee Bucks in betting action on Saturday.

The Bucks will try to spoil the party on Saturday; they are 12-20 ATS against the number this season, while the Suns are 21-8-2 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injury news). Milwaukee is 17-15 on the totals; Phoenix is 16-15.

View Milwaukee Bucks vs Phoenix Suns Odds and Stats.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 6-rated Suns and the No. 30-ranked Bucks, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 94-85 result in favor of the Suns.

The Bucks were a 96-87 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Jazz. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (183) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Bucks got 16 points from Larry Sanders, but it was Utah that prevailed in a 96-87 final on Thursday at EnergySolutions Arena.

Last time out for Phoenix, they were a 99-91 loser as they battled the Grizzlies at home. The Suns failed to cover in the match as a 5-point favorite, while 190 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Goran Dragic was dynamite, scoring 33 points and adding 3 rebounds but Memphis still won, 99-91, over Phoenix on Thursday at US Airways Center.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Phoenix's No. 13-rated squad against Milwaukee's No. 26-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Phoenix rates No. 2 in the league with 9.61 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 20 with 6.94 per outing.

Next up:
Milwaukee home to Golden State, Tuesday, January 7th
Phoenix at Chicago, Tuesday, January 7th