Nets vs. Bucks Prediction
Will the Milwaukee Bucks be able to cover a big spread at home when they take on the surging Brooklyn Nets tonight at 5PM ET?
531 Brooklyn Nets vs. 532 Milwaukee Bucks
Saturday, December 29, 2018
5PM ET – Fiserv Forum
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Bucks are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -10.5 points against the Bucks. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 222 points. The public betting for this game currently has 57 percent going on the Bucks as the home favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Nets stumble at Charlotte
The Brooklyn Nets are coming off a 100-87 loss at Charlotte last night for just their second loss in 10 games. The Nets have failed to cover in three of their last four. Brooklyn is now 17-20 on the season, 8-9 on the road, 19-18 against the spread and 19-18 with the under.
The Nets are averaging 110.5 points per game on offense this year while shooting 35.8 percent from the arc. Defensively, the Nets are giving up 111.3 points per game while allowing opponents to shoot 47 percent against them. D’Angelo Russell is leading the team with 17.9 points and 6.1 assists per game while Spencer Dinwiddie is adding 17.7 points and 5.3 assists per contest.
Bucks keep rolling
Milwaukee is coming off a 112-96 win over the Knicks at home on Thursday. They have won eight of their last 10 and covered in three of their last four games. The Bucks are now 24-10 on the season, 15-3 at home, 18-14-2 against the spread and 17-17 with the over/under total.
The Bucks have the top scoring offense in the league (116.5 ppg) and the top rebounding team in the NBA (50.2 rpg). They also have the top defensive FG percentage in the league, holding opponents to just 43.1 percent shooting. Khris Middleton is questionable for tonight’s game with a quad injury. He has been averaging 17.4 points and 5.9 rebounds per game this season. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 26.5 points, 12.8 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game.
NBA Betting Trends
The Nets are 7-2 against the spread in their last nine conference games and 19-9 ATS in their last 28 road games.
The Bucks have covered the spread in four straight against Atlantic Division opponents, but are just 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games following a win.
The Bucks have been pretty dominant at home this season. They have seen a pretty long stretch of road games over the last few weeks and you saw that come out in a 16-point win over the Knicks on Thursday at home. Brooklyn has been playing well, but has a quick turnaround after a 13-point loss at Charlotte. I think the Bucks have too much talent for this Brooklyn team to contend with tonight.
NBA Prediction: Milwaukee Bucks -10