The Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns face off in a rematch of the 2021 NBA Finals at 10 p.m. ET on Thursday. Phoenix is favored by three points at Caesars Sportsbook, while the Over-Under is set at 233 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our NBA odds page).
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The model knows the Bucks rank in the top five of the NBA in offensive efficiency, with plenty of weapons to put pressure on opposing defenses. Milwaukee is also tremendous on defense, holding opponents to 108.6 points per 100 possessions. The Bucks give up only 44.4 percent shooting and 34.2 percent shooting from 3-point range, with opponents taking only 19.8 free-throw attempts per game. Milwaukee ranks in the top eight of the NBA in defensive rebound rate, steals per game, fast-break points allowed and points allowed in the paint.
The model also knows the Suns have the best record in the league and an outstanding +7.6 net rating. Phoenix is scoring more than 1.13 points per possession, and the Suns are making nearly 48 percent of shot attempts. The Suns are in the top seven of the NBA in 2-point shooting and 3-point shooting, and no team allows more 3-pointers than Milwaukee. Phoenix is a great passing team, assisting on 62.1 percent of field goals, and the Suns take care of the ball, committing only 13.1 turnovers per game.
Now, it has set its sights on Bucks vs. Suns. We can tell you the model is leaning under the total, and it also says one side of the spread hits in almost 70 percent of simulations! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any NBA picks.
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