On Tuesday, the Milwaukee Bucks (43-17) take on the Brooklyn Nets (34-26) at the Barclays Center. With the top seed in the Eastern Conference and a 14-game winning streak, the Bucks will be looking to continue their impressive form. Meanwhile, the Nets are struggling, losing two straight games and winning just three out of their last ten. In this blog post, we will analyze the odds for the Bucks vs. Nets game and provide our expert opinion on who we think will come out on top.
The Nets will be without Edmond Sumner for personal reasons, while Ben Simmons will miss the game for the Bucks due to a knee injury. Wesley Matthews of the Bucks will also miss at least the next two games with a calf injury.
Based on recent form and the team’s injury status, we predict the Bucks will win 130-112. The return of Antetokounmpo will be a significant boost for the Bucks, while the Nets have struggled to find consistency in recent games.
Although the Bucks are favored to win on the road, we would not recommend betting on them to succeed at -200 odds. While it is a relatively safe bet, the odds are not attractive enough to justify the risk.
Against The Spread:
With Antetokounmpo expected to return, the Bucks -5.5 (-102) is a tempting bet. The Nets have been struggling recently, while the Bucks are expected to have their usual rotation for the first time in a while. In addition, the Bucks have an impressive ATS record in their last six away games, going 6-0, and they are 36-17-1 ATS in their previous 54 games against the Nets.
We predict that the game will go OVER 232.5. While Antetokounmpo’s return could affect the total score, both teams have gone under in recent games against each other. The Nets have played at the 8th-slowest pace in the NBA over their last ten games, and the Under is 12-3-1 in the previous 16 encounters between these two teams. However, the Bucks have been playing to the Under in their last 14 games against teams with winning records.
The Bucks are the clear favorites heading into this game, and we predict they will come out on top. With a 14-game winning streak and Antetokounmpo’s return, the Bucks will likely continue their impressive run of form. However, we recommend against the Moneyline bet due to the unfavorable odds. Instead, we suggest taking the Bucks -5.5 spread and the OVER 232.5.
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