Bucks vs. Nets Game 5 Prediction
The Nets will be without Kyrie Irving and James Harden for Game 5 of their NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals matchup with the Bucks at 8:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday. Are they still a good bet to cover as a home dog or is there a better play on the board?
571 Milwaukee Bucks (-4.5) at 572 Brooklyn Nets (+4.5); o/u 217.5
8:30 p.m. ET, Monday, June 14, 2021
Venue: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
Milwaukee Bucks DFS Notes
Giannis Antetokounmpo hit 14-of-26 shots, a 3-pointer and 5-of-10 free throws for 34 points, 12 rebounds, three assists and a block in Sunday's easy 107-96 win over an injured Brooklyn Nets team to even the series at 2-2. The Nets, who were already without James Harden, lost Kyrie Irving to an ankle injury and didn't have the firepower to hang with the Bucks on Sunday. Khris Middleton was solid with 19 points, four rebounds, eight assists, two steals, two blocks and three 3- pointers, P.J. Tucker played great defense and finished with 13 points, seven boards and three triples, and Jrue Holiday came through with 14 points, three boards, nine dimes and two 3-pointers. Game 5 will take place on Tuesday back in Brooklyn and the Bucks can smell blood in the water with both Harden and Irving hurting for the Nets in what is now a three-game series.
Brooklyn Nets DFS Notes
James Harden (right hamstring) will not play in Game 5 vs. the Bucks on Tuesday. Harden did get in a workout on Monday, which suggests he didn't practice, and he'll be missing his fourth straight game tomorrow night. Expect Bruce Brown to get another start, with Kevin Durant running the show on offense.
Bucks vs. Nets Game 5 Playoffs Prediction
The under is a perfect 6-0 in the last six meetings between these two teams and is 5-2 in the last seven meetings in Brooklyn. The under is also 5-0 in the Nets’ last five games overall, is 6-0 in their last six games as an underdog and is 4-1 in their last five playoff games as an underdog. On the other side, the under is a perfect 4-0 in the Bucks’ last four games, is 5-0 in their last five conference semifinals games and is 7-1 in their last eight road games versus an opponent with a winning home record.
NBA PLAYOFFS PREDICTION: BUCKS/NETS GAME 5 UNDER 217.5