Milwaukee Bucks versus Phoenix Suns Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 1-8-2013

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The 12-23 Phoenix Suns will be the road club as they travel to play the 16-16 Milwaukee Bucks in an NBA pro basketball game on Tuesday night. Tip off time from Milwaukee is scheduled for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

The NBA odds in this game has the home club Milwaukee Bucks favored by -5 ½ points with an over under line of 199 points. There has been no line movement since the odds opened up in this game a few hours ago.

The teams met twice last season with Phoenix winning and covering the spread home and away. Each team played over the total. Trend: Phoenix Suns are 4-0 ATS in their past four meetings with the Milwaukee Bucks

The Suns are 2-14 on the road this season. They have lost two straight and eight of their past nine games. They are coming off the 92-81 home defeat on Sunday to the Memphis Grizzlies as a +4 ½ point underdog. The total landed under 184 ½ points. The Suns have been held under 100 points in eight of nine games. In the loss to Memphis the Suns made just 39% of their shots. Prior to the Memphis game Phoenix hosted Utah and were held to just 80 points in a loss. On the defensive side of the ball the Suns are 29th and second to last in defensive field goal percentage as they allow 47.2% shooting to their opponents.

The Bucks are 9-8 straight up on their home court. They are currently on a four game losing streak. Milwaukee drops a 95-80 road defeat on Saturday to the Indiana Pacers as a +4 ½ point underdog. The game ended under 187 ½ points. It was Milwaukee’s third game in four nights. They were held to just 37.8% shooting. Their issue is their inefficient guard play in Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings. They combined in the loss to Indiana to just 12 of 34 shooting from the field. Ellis and Jennings are 1-2 in scoring for Milwaukee so they take the bulk of the shots. Problem is neither can shoot as they both make just 40% from the floor. The Bucks can’t go very far with these inefficient players putting up the majority of the shots for the team.