The Phoenix Suns are coming off a loss, but their rise up the Western Conference standings has been impressive to watch. They will head on the road to take on the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday, April 19th looking to start a new streak. Phoenix has won 11 of their last 13 games despite Saturday’s loss to the San Antonio Spurs to drop the Suns to 40-16 for second place in the Western Conference. Milwaukee had a three-game winning streak snapped by the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday to drop to 35-21 for third place in the East.
On the injury report, Suns G/F Abdel Nader remains out indefinitely with a knee injury. For the Bucks, G Donte DiVincenzo missed each of the last two games and is listed as questionable with an injured toe.
Phoenix Suns vs. Milwaukee Bucks, 8 p.m. ET
Pick ATS: Bucks -2
Despite being among the top teams in their respective conferences, Phoenix and Milwaukee have not been great against the spread recently, but we’re going with the Bucks in this spot. Milwaukee has an advantage in that they will remain at home for the second game in a row as part of a four-game homestand. Meanwhile, the Suns will travel from Phoenix to start a five-game road trip. This should be a very tight game, but we’re going with the Bucks as the home team.
Player Prop: Jae Crowder O2.5 3-pointers (+122)
It’s always fun to get plus value especially when the numbers are on your side. Crowder averages 2.4 3-pointers made per game on an average of 6.2 attempts and while he has struggled from long range the last three games, making just 2 of 11 shots, he should get back on track on Monday night. The Bucks allow the third most 3-pointers attempted per game, and they allow three-point shooters to make 37.4% of them, which ranks 20th in the league. Crowder should find plenty of shots available and connect on at least three shots from deep against this defense.
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