Sunday, March 13, 2016
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The Milwaukee Bucks travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday, March 13, 2016. The opening line for this game has Milwaukee as 1.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.5.
The Bucks come into this game with an overall record of 27-38 and a road record of 8-26. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.9 as they are averaging 99.4 points per game while giving up 103.3 per contest. Milwaukee is 4-7 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 18-21. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Nets have an overall record of 18-47 and a home record of 11-22. They currently are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 97.6 points per game and surrendering 104.2, good for a point differential of -6.6. Brooklyn has a division record of 5-8 and a conference record of 9-27. In their last 10 games they are 3-7.
Khris Middleton comes into this contest averaging 18.5 points per game while playing 36.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Bucks. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 16.5 points per game in 35.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.6 assists per contest and 7.6 rebounds per game for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Brook Lopez averages 20.8 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per contest this year for the Nets. He grabs 8.1 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Thaddeus Young averages 15.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 9 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 64%.
Milwaukee averages 99.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 49.7 rebounds per game and 23.1 assists per game which ranks them 25th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 15.4 per game. The Bucks allow 103.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.8 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 24.1 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Brooklyn averages 97.6 points per game this year which ranks them 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 12th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 49.5 rebounds per game and 22 assists per contest which ranks them 27th and 15th respectively. In the turnover department the Nets rank 20th with 14.9 per game. The Nets allow 104.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 25th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.5 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 23.6 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. The Nets force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
The Bucks average 96.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 100 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -7.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -4 per contest. The Bucks have an offensive rating of 104.4 and a defensive rating of 108.5. In terms of pace they average 94.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 19% of their shots. Milwaukee turns the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Nets score 97.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 102 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -8.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -5.9 points per game. The Nets rating on offense is 102.5 and they have a defensive rating of 109.4. They get 94.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 21% of their shot attempts. Brooklyn turns the ball over on 13.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 33-31-1 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 34-30-1 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 33-31-1 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 31-33-1 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
12/14/15 PG Greivis Vasquez Ankle expected to miss 3-4 months
03/10/16 G O.J. Mayo Ankle out for season
03/07/16 PG Michael Carter-Williams Hip out for season
02/29/16 F Steve Novak MCL out for season
02/04/16 F John Henson Back out indefinitely
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/07/15 F Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Ankle out indefinitely
01/03/16 PG Jarrett Jack Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Brooklyn
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