Bucks vs. Nets Monday Prediction
The 9-4 Milwaukee Bucks will take on the 8-6 Brooklyn Nets at 7:30 p.m. ET in a star-studded matchup from the Barclays Center in NY. The Bucks have dominated this series at the betting window but will they cash as a small road favorite tonight?
563 Milwaukee Bucks (-2) at 564 Brooklyn Nets (+2); o/u 238
7:30 p.m. ET, Monday, January 18, 2021
Venue: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
Milwaukee Bucks DFS Spin
Jrue Holiday (right ankle sprain) finished Friday's game vs. the Mavs with 16 points, five assists, three rebounds, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes. Holiday was 'probable' on the injury report and there's been no suggestion that the ankle ailment will linger, so consider him good to go for the Bucks' upcoming four-game week. Prior to the game he earned high praise from Giannis Antetokounmpo, who said, "I knew [Holiday] was really good, but every day I play with him, I realize how good a person he is, good a teammate he is, and how much better he is than what I thought." The Bucks are hoping that translates to postseason success, while fantasy managers are hoping Holiday's chemistry with his new teammates continues to grow. He's already posting early-round numbers in a modest 31.5 minutes per game, thanks largely to his 2.2 steals per game.
Brooklyn Nets DFS Spin
Kyrie Irving (health and safety protocols) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Bucks. If Kyrie is cleared to play vs. Milwaukee, he'll likely bump Jeff Green to the bench where he'd serve as a small-ball center and backup PF. It will be fascinating to see how Kyrie co-exists with another ball-dominant star in James Harden, and fantasy managers should steel themselves for a dip in his assists, if nothing else.
Bucks vs. Nets Betting Prediction
The Bucks are 27-10-1 against the spread in their last 38 games versus the Nets and are 16-4-1 against the number in their last 21 games in Brooklyn. The Nets, meanwhile, have failed to cover in seven of their last 10 games when playing on one day of rest, are 3-9 against the number in their last 12 games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game and are 2-6 at the betting window in their last eight games following an ATS loss.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: MILWAUKEE BUCKS -2