Betting on today’s Bucks and Nets game? Catch the action at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, as the Nets hosts this showdown at 7:30 ET on YES. The Bucks are the favorites in this Eastern conference matchup against the Nets. If you’re interested in placing a wager, you can bet this game at BetMGM. The over/under for the game is set at 240.5 points.
Milwaukee Bucks Preview
Over the Bucks’ last five games, they are 4-1 and come in with an overall record of 22-8. Throughout their 30 games, the Bucks have posted a 18-8 record against Eastern Conference opponents, while going 4-0 in non-conference matchups.
Milwaukee arrives with an ATS record of 13-17 for the season up to this point. Milwaukee has failed to cover the spread in two straight home games and are 7-11 ATS at home compared to 6-6 on the road.
In their recent game, the Bucks’ offense concluded with 122 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 124.5 points per contest. The top scorer for the Bucks was Giannis Antetokounmpo with 32 points, while Damian Lillard also added 32 to the scoreboard.
As they prepare for the upcoming game, the Bucks is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 119.1 points per game (23).
In their previous game, the Bucks’ defense struggled against the Knicks, giving up 129 points on a field goal percentage of 47%.
Brooklyn Nets Preview
In their upcoming game against the Bucks, the Nets can move above .500 with a win, as they are currently 15-15. On the road, the Nets have gone 6-8 so far this season compared to their 9-7 mark at home.
Presently, Brooklyn boasts an ATS record of 18-11, which is above .500 against the spread. The Nets have suffered four consecutive ATS losses when playing as underdogs, and they are 9-3 against the spread when they are the favorites.
The Nets’ offense wrapped up their last game with 118 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 116 points per contest. On the offensive front, the Nets have a season-long field goal percentage of 46%, ranking 20th in the NBA. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 2nd in terms of percentage and 7th in three-pointers made.
At present, the Nets’ defense is ranked 19, allowing 115.4 points per game.
In the terms of takeaways, Nets are causing 12.3 turnovers per game, ranking 7th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 10th in rejections, averaging 5.9 blocked shots each game.
The Bucks and Nets did not have any head-to-head matchups last season. But over the last three times playing each other, the Bucks have a record of 3-0. However, against the spread the Nets went 2-1. The over/under record in these matchups was 1-2 on an average of 235 points per game. The last three times, the Bucks have matched up against the Nets on the road, they are 1-2 vs. the spread.
How to Bet Nets vs. Bucks in New York
The Bucks is our selection to secure the victory, with a projected score of 113-108. We also like them to cover the spread, so we suggest betting on the Bucks at -3.5. As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 240.5 and our model has the Bucks and Nets finishing with a combined 221 points. Our pick is to take the under.
- SportsBettingNY ATS Prediction: Bucks -3.5
- SportsBettingNY OU Prediction: Under 240.5