Nets vs. Bucks Prediction: NBA Odds, Point Spread

Jordan Ramsay | Updated May 04, 2021

As usual, Giannis was in beast-mode on Sunday.  The reigning MVP fell one point shy of 50 on the night and recorded eight rebounds, four assists, three blocks and a steal. 

Brooklyn
48-24
AT
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Milwaukee
46-26
Pointspread +1.5 -110
Moneyline -105
Over / Under o +242.5

66%

Betting Action

34%

Pointspread -1.5 -110
Moneyline -115
Over / Under u +242.5

66%

Betting Action

34%

Two of the top teams in the Eastern Conference are set to clash on Tuesday when the Nets and Bucks finish their two-game set in Milwaukee.  Brooklyn will be looking for a better result after dropping Sunday’s game 117-114.

Oddsmakers are expecting another close game, as Milwaukee is a slim 1.5-point favourite to win on the NBA odds.  The total is set at 242.5.

NBA Point Spread and Betting Analysis

This is very possibly a preview of the Eastern Conference Final.  These teams have split their two previous meetings this season by incredibly close margins.  The Nets won 125-123 in Brooklyn on January 18, while Milwaukee won by just three points on Sunday.  Giannis Antetokounmpo had a game-high 34 points in the January contest and a game-high 49 points on Sunday.

Brooklyn has been a little above average on the road this year, going 18-14 outside of the Barclays Center.  They’re 33-32 against the spread overall and have covered in eight of their last 12 games.  The total has gone Under in five of the Nets’ last seven games overall and eight of their last 12 games on the road.

The Bucks have been scary at home this year, winning 21 of 31 games in Milwaukee.  They’re 30-34 ATS and they’ve covered in seven of their last eight games against Eastern Conference teams.  The total has gone Under in five of Milwaukee’s last six games overall, but it’s worth noting the total has actually gone Over in nine of their last 12 home games.

Brooklyn Nets

The Nets know they need a better performance against the Bucks than the one they had on Sunday, especially with Milwaukee directly behind them in the standings.  Brooklyn may finally be showing the effects of James Harden‘s absence.  Harden, who hasn’t played since April 5 with a hamstring injury, is reportedly nowhere close to returning to game action.  With Harden out of the lineup, the Nets have now dropped consecutive games for the first time in three months.  Tied at 90 after three quarters, Brooklyn went on a 6-0 run to start the fourth, before Milwaukee answered with an 11-0 run.  Prior to Sunday, the Nets were 35-1 straight up when tied or leading heading into the fourth quarter.

Brooklyn will need to rely heavily on Kevin Durant to pull out the win for this game.  Durant’s career-high seven 3-pointers helped him finish with a team-high 42 points on Sunday.  It was Durant’s second straight 42-point game.

Milwaukee Bucks

Giannis had another great night on both ends of the court on Sunday, while Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday also stepped up. Combined, the Bucks’ three best players were responsible for 96 of Milwaukee’s 117 points and they were the only Bucks players to attempt a field goal in the opening quarter.  Brook Lopez was a bit of a surprise factor in the game, as he finished with six rebounds, five blocks and a steal.  As usual, Giannis was in beast-mode on Sunday.  The reigning MVP fell one point shy of 50 on the night and recorded eight rebounds, four assists, three blocks and a steal.  He also hit four of his eight 3-point attempts.  Giannis’ 49 points was a season-high

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