Milwaukee Bucks at Brooklyn Nets NBA Picks & Predictions 2/4/2018
Sunday, February 4, 2018
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The Milwaukee Bucks head to Barclays Center to take on the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday, February 4, 2018. The opening line for this game has Milwaukee as 3 point favorites.
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The Bucks head into this matchup with a mark of 28-23. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.5 as they are averaging 104.6 points per contest while giving up 105.1 per game. The Nets have an overall mark of 19-34. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 105.1 points per contest and giving up 108.7, which is a point differential of -3.6.
Valuable Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 21-25-5 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 26-24-1 against the over/under
Important Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 31-21-1 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 21-31-1 against the over/under
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
11/21/17 F Mirza Teletovic Lung is out indefinitely
02/03/18 G Malcolm Brogdon Knee is OUT 6-8 weeks
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/19/17 PG Jeremy Lin Knee is out for season
02/01/18 F Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Groin is out indefinitely
Khris Middleton comes into this game averaging 20.2 points per contest while playing 37.1 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 88%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 28.3 points per contest in 37.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.7 assists per game and 10.4 rebounds per contest for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 54% for the season while his free throw percentage is 76%.
D'Angelo Russell has scored 16.8 points per contest while playing 24.1 minutes per game this season for the Nets. He hauls in 3.8 rebounds per contest and has 4.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 69%. DeMarre Carroll averages 13 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 29.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.5 rebounds per game and 1.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee averages 104.6 points per contest this year, which is 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.51 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 4th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 26th in the NBA. They average 38.7 boards per contest and 22.5 assists per game, which ranks them 30th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 25th with 13.6 per game. The Bucks allow 105.1 points per contest which is 11th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 20th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42 rebounds a game which ranks 7th, and they allow 23 assists per game which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn is 16th in the NBA with 105.1 points per contest this season. They are 30th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -3.57. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 28th in the league. They are 4th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.3 boards per contest and 19th in assists per game with 22.1. The Nets are 6th in turnovers per contest with 15.6. The Nets give up 108.7 points per game, which ranks them 24th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 13th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 21.2 dimes allowed per game and 30th with 45.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Nets are 1st in the league in forcing turnovers with 12.5 per contest this year.
The Bucks are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109, and their defensive rating of 109.5 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 95.6 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. Milwaukee is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 13th in the league.
Brooklyn is 7th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the NBA. The Nets are 25th in the league in defensive rating with 109, and their offensive rating of 105.5 is ranked 13th. They are 6th in the NBA in pace with 99.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 25th. As a unit they are 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Bucks/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Brooklyn +3
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