Nets vs. Bucks Prediction
The Bucks will look to hand the struggling Nets yet another loss on Saturday night when the two teams meet in Milwaukee at 8:30 p.m. ET. That said, will the Bucks cover as 9.5-point home favorites as well?
529 Brooklyn Nets (+9.5) at 530 Milwaukee Bucks (-9.5); o/u 235
8:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, February 26, 2022
Venue: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, MI
Brooklyn Nets DFS Notes
Kevin Durant (left MCL sprain) has been ruled out of Saturday’s game against the Bucks. Nets coach Steve Nash said that KD could return within his next three games, but he won’t be coming back tomorrow evening. He’s getting close, and he’s closer than new-Net Ben Simmons, but just hang on for a few more games at most until he’s ready to go. Bruce Brown has proven valuable in KD’s absence, so feel free to keep rolling with him with the awareness that Brown’s fun will be short-lived.
Milwaukee Bucks DFS Notes
Giannis Antetokounmpo ended Thursday’s loss to the Sixers with 32 points, 11 rebounds, nine dimes, three steals and a block. Giannis went for 50 points Tuesday against the Pacers, and in six prior games following a 40-point outing, he averaged just 23.3 points this season with a high of 28. Thursday's performance broke the mold of those follow-up games, though his near triple-double came up short against another MVP favorite in Joel Embiid. Antetokounmpo's all-around lines have been particularly impressive over the last two weeks, as he ranks sixth in 9-cat in that span compared to his rank of 11th on the season overall.
Bucks vs. Suns NBA Betting Prediction
The Nets are just 1-5 against the spread in their last six games in Milwaukee and are 16-34-1 against the number in their last 51 games versus the Bucks overall. Brooklyn is also just 3-12-2 at the window in its last 17 games following an ATS loss, is 0-5-1 against the number in its last six games following a loss of more than 10 points and is 1-5 against the spread in its last six games versus an opponent that owns a winning record.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: MILWAUKEE BUCKS -9.5