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The Phoenix Suns will be trying to kick off their five-game road trip with a win when they face the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night. The Suns are coming off a 111-85 loss to San Antonio as 12-point favorites. The Bucks are coming off a 128-115 loss to Memphis as 8.5-point favorites.
Milwaukee is 6-4 in its last 10 games against Phoenix.
Suns Going For Fifth Win In Six Games
The Suns had their four-game winning streak snapped by the Spurs in their last game. They will try to bounce back from the loss with a win over the Bucks, which will give them their fifth win in their last six games.
DOMINAYTON 😈 pic.twitter.com/0haNPLqQ2W
— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) April 18, 2021
Phoenix has played well offensively, averaging 114.4 points per game. They finished with 85 points in their last game, making 40 percent of their field goals and 22.2 percent of their three-pointers.
Jevon Carter led the way for Phoenix with 17 points and two rebounds. Devin Booker finished with 15 points, three rebounds, and three assists, while Cameron Payne added 12 points, five rebounds, and three assists for the Suns.
Phoenix is one of the best defensive teams in the league, giving up 107.4 points per game. They gave up 111 points in their last game and will need to do a better job if they want to win this game.
Bucks Trying To Snap Four-Game Home Losing Streak
The Bucks have struggled at home recently, losing their last four games on their court. They will try to snap their losing streak and pick up their fourth win in their last five games when they play on Monday night.
“We’re gonna be a GREAT team.”
— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) April 18, 2021
Milwaukee is one of the best offensive teams in the league, averaging 119.1 points per game. They finished with 115 points in their last game, making 42.4 percent of their field goals and 34 percent of their three-pointers.
Giannis Antetokounmpo led the way for Milwaukee with 28 points, 11 rebounds, and eight assists. Bryn Forbes finished with 19 points and six rebounds, while Jrue Holiday added 17 points and seven rebounds for the Bucks.
Milwaukee hasn’t been as good defensively, giving up 112.6 points per game. They gave up 128 points in their last game and will need a significantly better performance if they want to get the win.
- 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games played on a Monday.
- 19-9 ATS in their last 28 games following a straight up loss of more than 10 points.
- 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games.
- 1-4 ATS in their last 5 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
The Bottom Line
What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
Both teams must have been looking ahead to this game because they both laid an egg in their last game as heavy favorites. The Suns are playing well, but they have struggled against the spread on the road in recent games. Their offense is one of the best in the league, but they didn’t play well in their last three games, averaging 104.3 points per game, 10 points below their average. The Bucks haven’t played well defensively, but they have locked down their opponents in recent games, giving up 107.2 points per game in their last four games. They have also done a great job rebounding the ball on both ends, which will limit scoring opportunities for the Suns. They have also done a good job forcing turnovers, averaging almost 10 steals per game. With the Suns turning the ball over 15.3 times per game in their last three games, expect the Bucks to get a lot of easy scoring opportunities as they cruise to an easy win.
Milwaukee Bucks -3
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Full-Game Total Pick
The Bucks are averaging 119.1 points per game, and they play just as well at home, where they average 118.9 points per game. They play at the fifth-fastest pace in the league, averaging 105 possessions per game. Even though they are facing a defense that is giving up 107.4 points per game, they are averaging 128 points per game in their last three games against the Suns, so expect them to come close to their average in this game. The Suns are averaging 114.4 points per game and 112 points per game on the road. They averaged 124.3 points per game in their last three games against the Bucks. With the Bucks giving up 111.9 points per game, expect them to score enough points to push the score over the total. The Bucks and Suns played over the total in their last three meetings.