Brooklyn Nets at Milwaukee Bucks NBA Picks & Predictions 4/5/2018
Thursday, April 5, 2018
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to BMO Harris Bradley Center to play the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday, April 5, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee as 5 point favorites.
The Nets come into this game with an overall record of 25-53. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.4 as they are averaging 106.2 points per game while giving up 110.6 per contest. The Bucks have an overall mark of 42-36. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 106.5 points per contest and giving up 106.7, which is a point differential of -0.2.
Valuable Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 43-33-2 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 34-43-1 against the over/under
Important Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 32-41-5 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 43-34-1 against the over/under
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/19/17 PG Jeremy Lin Knee is out for season
04/03/18 G Allen Crabbe Undisclosed is "?" Thursday vs Milwaukee
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
02/06/18 PG Matthew Dellavedova Ankle is out indefinitely
02/03/18 G Malcolm Brogdon Knee is OUT 6-8 weeks
D'Angelo Russell comes into this contest averaging 15.4 points per game while playing 25.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Nets. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. DeMarre Carroll averages 13.5 points per game in 29.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 6.6 rebounds per game for Brooklyn. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Khris Middleton averages 20.2 points per game while playing 36.6 minutes per contest this year for the Bucks. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 27.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37 minutes per contest. He also averages 10 rebounds per contest and 4.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn averages 106.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.35 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 44.5 rebounds per game and 23.3 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 15.1 per game. The Nets allow 110.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 20th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.8 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 21.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee is 14th in the league with 106.5 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is -0.14. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 21st in the NBA. They are 30th in the league in rebounding with 39.5 boards per game, and 13th in assists per contest with 23.2. The Bucks are 19th in turnovers per game with 13.8. The Bucks surrender 106.7 points per contest, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 16th with 23.3 assists allowed per contest and 11th with 42.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bucks are 29th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per game this season.
The Nets are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 111, and their offensive rating of 106.6 is ranked 6th. They are 6th in the NBA in pace with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 22nd. As a unit they are 18th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the NBA. Brooklyn is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 19th in the NBA.
Milwaukee is 16th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 11th in the league. The Bucks are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110, and their defensive rating of 110.2 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 22nd in the league with 96 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 7th. As a team they are 5th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Nets/Bucks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Brooklyn +5
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