Against the Spread Pick
It is hard to know just what Phoenix is right now. Some nights the combination of Devin Booker, DeAndre Ayton, and Kelly Oubre looking like a winning one. Others, it looks like this team is 2 years away. They are off a home loss to the Thunder but crushed Dallas in their last road game. Consistency has eluded this group and they are now taking on the top team in the league. It is anyone’s guess which team will show up. The Bucks are actually off a loss to Denver. It was just their seventh of the season and in every other instance the Bucks have followed up with a win, going 4-2 ATS in the process. Giannis and Khris Middleton are going to the All-Star game but the loss was not a result of their distraction, it was the rest of the team that came up short (they scored 55 combined). The Bucks have been experimenting with their lineups and it looks like the one they used last time was a fail. Don’t expect another one. Take Milwaukee.
Over Under Pick
Milwaukee is the top-scoring team in the league but they are only 24-24 O/U on the season. Looking closer at those games that have followed their few losses this season and those games are 3-3 O/U. Not much trend data to lean on there but my default with Milwaukee would be to play the over. They can be so explosive.