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    Phoenix Suns versus Milwaukee Bucks Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 1-17-2012


    by tonytssportsbets

    The 19-18 Milwaukee Bucks will continue their road swing out west as they make a stop to face the 13-27 Phoenix Suns in an NBA pro basketball game on Thursday night. Tip off time from Phoenix is scheduled for 9PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

    The NBA odds from this contest have the home club Phoenix Suns favored by -1 point with an over under line of 196 points. There has been no line movement in this game since the odds came out a few hours ago.

    The teams met on January 8th and it was the Bucks posting the 108-99 home win against the Suns as a -6 point betting favorite. The over under in the game landed over 201 points. Trend: The over is 3-0 in their past three head to head meetings.

    The Bucks are 9-9 on the road this season. They have lost six of their past nine games. Milwaukee was defeated on Tuesday by the LA Lakers 104-88 as a +6 point road underdog. The total came in at under 212 points. It was a close game until the fourth quarter as Milwaukee is outscored 25-15 in defeat. The Bucks inefficient guards shot poorly again as both Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings combine for 10 of 30 from the field. Milwaukee finished the night making 35.8% from the floor and missed 9 of 22 free throws. Like we keep saying as long as Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings are 1-2 in scoring with their horrid 40% shooting percentages the Bucks have a very low ceiling and are on a stairway to nowhere.

    The Suns are 10-10 on the season at home. They are running bad losers of six of their past seven games. They come off the 102-90 home defeat on Monday to the Oklahoma City Thunder as a +5 point underdog. The over under in the game came in at under 199 points. Phoenix has had a difficult time scoring as the team has not reached 100 points in nine straight games. The Suns were held to just 41.7% from the floor while allowing the Thunder to shoot nearly 48%. Shannon Brown led the Suns with 21 points on 9 of 15 shooting. Phoenix struggles on the defensive end ranking 29th and second to last in the NBA in the key categories of defensive field goal and three point shooting.