Bucks vs Nets 1/18/2020 NBA Prediction, Pick, Tips
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
TV: NBA TV
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee -7
Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets (18-22, 4th in the Atlantic Division) play the Milwaukee Bucks (37-6, 1st in the Central Division) at Barclays Center on Saturday, January 18, 2020. Milwaukee opens this matchup as 7 point favorites. The O/U has been set at 231.
The Bucks cover the spread 55.8% of the time, having gone 24-19-0 ATS. Brooklyn covers the spread 45.0% of the time, going 18-22-0 against the spread.
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/19/19 SF Kevin Durant Achilles is out indefinitely
01/16/20 C DeAndre Jordan Finger injured last game, is questionable Saturday vs Milwaukee
01/16/20 SF Taurean Prince Wrist is questionable Saturday vs Milwaukee
01/16/20 SG Garrett Temple Knee is questionable Saturday vs Milwaukee
Eric Bledsoe comes into this game averaging 15.3 points per contest while playing 25.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 84%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 30.1 points per contest in 30.8 minutes per game. He averages 5.5 assists per game and 12.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 55% for the season while his free throw percentage is 62%.
Kyrie Irving scores 27.2 points per contest while playing 32.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.3 rebounds per contest and has 6.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 92%. Spencer Dinwiddie averages 22.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.2 rebounds per game and has 6.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee averages 119.6 points per contest, which is 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 12.4 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 2nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 51.7 boards per contest and 25.7 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 20th with 14.3 per game. The Bucks allow 107.2 points per contest, which is 9th in the NBA. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 20th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.2 rebounds a game which ranks 19th, and they allow 23.8 assists per game which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn is 17th in the NBA with 109.6 points per contest this season. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -1.8. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 28th in the league. They are 2nd in the NBA in rebounding with 48.6 boards per contest and 17th in assists per game with 23.6. The Nets are 3rd in turnovers per contest with 15.9. The Nets give up 111.4 points per game, which ranks them 18th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 3rd and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 21.4 dimes allowed per game and 24th with 46.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Nets are 6th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.2 per contest this year.
The Bucks are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.9, and their defensive rating of 102.1 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 104.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 1st. As a team they are 2nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league. Milwaukee is 23rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 30th in the league.
Brooklyn is 7th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 27th in the NBA. The Nets are 24th in the league in defensive rating with 107.8, and their offensive rating of 106.1 is ranked 12th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 101.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 23rd. As a unit they are 23rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Bucks/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Brooklyn +7
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