Wednesday, February 15, 2017
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The Milwaukee Bucks travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee as 5.5 point favorites.
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The Bucks come into this game with an overall record of 24-30. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.2 as they are averaging 105.2 points per game while giving up 105.0 per contest. The Nets have an overall record of 9-46. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 105.1 points per game and surrendering 113.9, good for a point differential of -8.8.
Greg Monroe comes into this contest averaging 11.3 points per game while playing 21.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Bucks. He pulls down 6.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 23.2 points per game in 35.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.5 assists per contest and 8.6 rebounds per game for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
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Brook Lopez averages 20.5 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per contest this year for the Nets. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Sean Kilpatrick averages 13.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Milwaukee averages 105.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 41.6 rebounds per game and 24.6 assists per game which ranks them 26th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 14.2 per game. The Bucks allow 105 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.6 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Brooklyn averages 105.1 points per game this year which ranks them 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -8.84 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 26th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 26th in the NBA. They average 43.8 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per contest which ranks them 14th and 20th respectively. In the turnover department the Nets rank 1st with 17 per game. The Nets allow 113.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 21st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 47.7 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. The Nets force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the NBA.
The Bucks have an offensive rating of 109.7 and a defensive rating of 109.5. In terms of pace they average 95.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Milwaukee turns the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Nets rating on offense is 103.1 and they have a defensive rating of 111.8. They get 101.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 38% of their shot attempts. Brooklyn turns the ball over on 15 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 22-32-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 33-20-1 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 23-30-2 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 29-26-0 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
02/09/17 F Jabari Parker ACL out for season
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/28/16 PG Jeremy Lin Hamstring out indefinitely
02/14/17 F Quincy Acy Ankle "?" Wednesday vs. Milwaukee
Tony's Pick: Take Brooklyn +5.5
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