Bucks vs. Nets Prediction
The Bucks have owned the Nets in previous meetings but Milwaukee is an underdog on Thursday night in Brooklyn. Will the Bucks pull off the upset or is there a better play on the board?
583 Milwaukee Bucks (+1.5) at 584 Brooklyn Nets (-1.5); o/u 242
7:30 p.m. ET, Thursday, March 31, 2022
Venue: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
Milwaukee Bucks DFS Notes
Giannis Antetokounmpo (right knee soreness) is listed as probable for Thursday’s game against the Nets. We’re more worried about what size shoe Kevin Durant will be wearing than Giannis’ status tomorrow. He’s nearly a lock to play, but we’ll confirm before tomorrow’s tip to be extra safe.
Brooklyn Nets DFS Notes
Kyrie Irving shot 7-of-18 from the field and 6-of-6 from the foul line in Tuesday's 130-123 win over the Pistons, accounting for 24 points, one rebound, four assists, one steal, and four 3-pointers in 40 minutes. Irving's second home game of the season went better than his first, as he shot a putrid 6-of-22 from the field in Sunday's loss to the Hornets. The turnover count was a bit high on Tuesday, as he matched his total from the prior three games combined (six). Even with the recent shooting struggles, Irving has still been a top-5 player in 9-cat over the last month. And with NYC's private sector vaccine mandate having been lifted, fantasy managers whose seasons are still ongoing are in a good spot when it comes to Irving. Brooklyn finishes its week with games against the Bucks (Thursday) and Hawks (Saturday).
Bucks vs. Nets NBA Betting Prediction
The Bucks are 34-16-1 against the spread in their last 51 games versus the Nets and are 18-7-1 against the number in their last 26 games in Brooklyn. They’re also 9-3 against the spread in their last 12 games overall, are 6-2 against the number in their last eight road games and have covered in four of their last five road games when facing an opponent with a losing home record. On the other side, the Nets are just 4-22 against the spread in their last 26 games as a home favorite, are 5-23-1 at the window in their last 29 home games and are 3-9 against the spread in their last 12 home games when facing an opponent with a winning road record.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: MILWAUKEE BUCKS +1.5