Nets vs. Bucks Prediction
With the top seed in the East already locked up, will the Milwaukee Bucks be motivated tonight when they host the Brooklyn Nets at 5PM ET?
557 Brooklyn Nets vs. 558 Milwaukee Bucks
Saturday, April 6, 2019
5PM ET – Fiserv Forum
Compare odds and from multiple different online sportsbooks and shop for the best lines at our new NBA Odds & Betting Page.
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Bucks are the clear favorite, as they are getting odds of -8.5 points against the Nets. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 235.5 points. The public betting for this game currently is unavailable. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
The Brooklyn Nets are in a fight for one of the final spots in the East right now, but they have lost four of their last five games following a 115-105 loss at home to Toronto on Wednesday. The Nets are 39-40 on the season, 17-22 on the road, 42-37 against the spread and 40-39 with the over. Brooklyn is seventh in the East right now, tied with the Pistons for the final two spots. They are ½ game behind Orlando in sixth and 1 game over Miami in ninth.
Brooklyn is putting up 112 points per game on offense while shooting 44.9 percent as a team. Defensively, the Nets are giving up 112.6 points per game while opponents shoot 45.6 percent against them. D’Angelo Russell is leading the team with 21.1 points and 6.9 assists per game while Spencer Dinwiddie is adding 17.1 points and 4.6 assists per contest.
Bucks earn top seed
Milwaukee secured the top seed in the East on Thursday with a 128-122 win at Philadelphia. The Bucks have won six of their last seven and are 5-1-1 against the spread in those seven games. Milwaukee is 59-20 on the season, 32-6 at home, 47-28-4 against the spread and 40-39 with the over.
The Bucks are the league’s top offense, averaging 118.1 points per game while shooting 47.6 percent as a team. Defensively, Milwaukee is giving up 108.8 points per game while holding opponents to 43.2 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is leading the team with 27.7 points, 12.5 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game. Khris Middleton is adding 18.1 points, 6.1 rebounds and 4.3 assists per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Nets are 4-1 against the spread in their last five road games, but just 2-8 ATS in their last 10 conference games.
The Bucks are 4-0-1 against the spread in their last five home games and 23-7-1 ATS in their last 31 games playing on 1 day of rest.
The Bucks have locked up the East and can now start looking toward the playoffs. I don’t know that they will bring their best to the court for these final three games. Brooklyn needs wins, as they are coming dangerously close to falling out of the playoff race. It’s make-or-break time for the Nets, so I expect them to put their best foot forward against a Milwaukee team that just needs to avoid further injuries over the next week.
NBA Prediction: Brooklyn Nets +8.5