Nets vs. Bucks NBA Prediction
After edging the Nets on Sunday, the Bucks will host Brooklyn again on Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. ET. Will the Bucks cover the spread again as a small home favorite or is there a better play on the board tonight?
505 Brooklyn Nets (+1.5) at 506 Milwaukee Bucks (-1.5); o/u 241.5
7:30 p.m. ET, Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Venue: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, WI
Brooklyn Nets DFS Notes
Kevin Durant double-doubled during Sunday's narrow loss to the Bucks with 42 points (16-of-33 FG, 3-of-4 FT), 10 rebounds, two assists, seven triples, one steal and an unfortunate five turnovers across 40 minutes. The Bucks put a ton of pressure on KD, constantly crowding him whenever he touched the rock, which resulted in five, first-half turnovers, and he struggled to get his teammates involved today. He also only got to the line four times, so Milwaukee did a really nice job of staying in front of him without fouling. Despite all this, he still finished with a team-high 42 points and nearly sent the game to OT on Brooklyn’s final possession, but his last-second, 3-point shot fell short.
Milwaukee Bucks DFS Notes
Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) busted loose for 49 points on 21-of-36 shooting Sunday, to go with eight rebounds, four assists, four triples, one steal, three swats and just one turnover across 36 minutes in a win over the Nets. Antetokounmpo skipped Friday’s win over Chicago with a minor ankle injury, but his ankle didn’t seem to give him any issues today, as showed some good explosion and his movement didn’t seem to be impeded at all on defense. He had a fun battle with Kevin Durant, constantly going back-and-forth exchanging buckets, and his 49 points tonight were the most an opposing player has scored vs. Brooklyn this season.
Nets vs. Bucks Game Prediction
The over is 4-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams in Milwaukee, is 25-12 in the Nets’ last 37 games playing on one day of rest and has cashed in 14 of their last 20 games coming off a loss. On the other side, the over is 9-3 in the Bucks’ last 12 home games and is 17-8 in their last 25 games coming off a win.
NBA PREDICTION: NETS/BUCKS OVER 241.5