Brooklyn Nets vs Milwaukee Bucks Predictions, NBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/4/2020
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Location: Visa Athletic Center in Orlando, Florida
Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks (54-13, 1st in the Central Division) play the Brooklyn Nets (31-35, 4th in the Atlantic Division) at Visa Athletic Center on Tuesday.
The Nets cover 48.5% of the time, having gone 32-34-0 ATS. Milwaukee is covering 55.2% of the time, going 37-30-0 against the spread.
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/19/19 SF Kevin Durant Achilles is out for season
08/03/20 G Jamal Crawford Conditioning is questionable Tuesday vs Milwaukee
08/03/20 SG Caris LeVert Thigh is out Tuesday vs Milwaukee
08/03/20 SF Joe Harris Back is out Tuesday vs Milwaukee
08/03/20 C Jarrett Allen Personal is out Tuesday vs Milwaukee
07/19/20 SF Michael Beasley COVID-19 is out for season
07/12/20 SF Taurean Prince COVID-19 is out for season
07/09/20 PG Spencer Dinwiddie COVID-19 is out for season
06/29/20 C DeAndre Jordan COVID-19 is out for season
06/29/20 SF Wilson Chandler COVID-19 is out for season
06/28/20 PF Nicolas Claxton Undisclosed is out for season
02/20/20 PG Kyrie Irving Shoulder is out for season
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
08/02/20 PG Frank Mason Back is questionable Tuesday vs Brooklyn
08/01/20 PG Eric Bledsoe COVID-19 is questionable Tuesday vs Brooklyn
08/01/20 SG Pat Connaughton COVID-19 is questionable Tuesday vs Brooklyn
Tyler Johnson comes into this contest averaging 5.8 points per game while playing 17.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 1.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 36% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 80%. Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot averages 6.8 points per game in 17.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.6 assists per contest and 2.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 29.9 points per game while playing 31.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 13.8 rebounds per game and has 5.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is at 63%. Khris Middleton averages 21.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 4.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn averages 111.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 48.3 rebounds per game and 24.1 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 15.4 per game. The Nets allow 111.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.9 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 22.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee is 2nd in the league with 118.6 points per game this year. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 11.0. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 51.9 boards per game, and 7th in assists per contest with 25.8. The Bucks are 11th in turnovers per game with 15.0. The Bucks surrender 107.6 points per contest, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 15th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 23.7 assists allowed per contest and 21st with 45.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bucks are 12th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per game.
The Nets are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 108.9, and their offensive rating of 108.3 is ranked 8th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 101.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 23rd. As a unit they are 24th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the NBA. Brooklyn is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 27th in the NBA.
Milwaukee is 16th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 30th in the NBA. The Bucks are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 102.1, and their offensive rating of 112.6 is ranked 1st. They are 1st in the NBA in pace with 105 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 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Nets/Bucks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Brooklyn
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