Brooklyn Nets at Milwaukee Bucks NBA Picks & Predictions 12/29/2018
Saturday, December 29, 2018
Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center to play the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday, December 29, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee as 10 point favorites.
The Nets head into this matchup with a mark of 17-19. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of -0.5 as they average 111.2 points per contest while giving up 111.6 per game. The Bucks have an overall mark of 24-10. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They total 116.5 points per contest and give up 107.7, which is a point differential of 8.8.
Valuable Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 19-17-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 17-18-0 against the over/under
Important Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 17-15-1 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 17-16-0 against the over/under
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/27/18 G Allen Crabbe Knee is downgraded to out Friday vs Charlotte
11/12/18 G Caris LeVert Foot is out indefinitely
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
12/23/18 F Ersan Ilyasova Nose is out indefinitely
Spencer Dinwiddie comes into this contest averaging 18.1 points per game while playing 29.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 79%. D'Angelo Russell averages 17.5 points per game in 29.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.2 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Khris Middleton averages 17.4 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.9 rebounds per game and has 4.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 26.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.8 rebounds per contest and 5.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn averages 111.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 45.2 rebounds per game and 23.6 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14.3 per game. The Nets allow 111.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 23rd and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.3 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee is 1st in the league with 116.5 points per game this year. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 8.8. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 21st in the NBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 50.2 boards per game, and 5th in assists per contest with 26.0. The Bucks are 14th in turnovers per game with 14.3. The Bucks surrender 107.7 points per contest, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 19th in those defensive statistics. They rank 16th with 24.0 assists allowed per contest and 16th with 44.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bucks are 7th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per game.
The Nets are 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.7, and their defensive rating of 112.1 is ranked 21st. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 15th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league. Brooklyn is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 14th in the league.
Milwaukee is 12th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 30th in the NBA. The Bucks are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 104.6, and their offensive rating of 113.1 is ranked 3rd. They are 6th in the NBA in pace with 102.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 1st. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Nets/Bucks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Milwaukee -10
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