Brooklyn Nets vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, 5/2/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Sunday, May 2, 2021
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
Fiserv Forum is the venue where and the Milwaukee Bucks (38-24) will take on the Brooklyn Nets (43-20) on Sunday.
The Brooklyn Nets faced the Indiana Pacers and notched a win by a score of 130-113 in their last contest. Brooklyn ended the contest having earned a 52.8% field goal percentage (47 out of 89) and made 12 out of their 35 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the charity stripe, the Nets buried 24 of their 28 tries for a rate of 85.7%. Regarding rebounding, they earned 50 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 35 dimes in the game as well as forcing the other team into 10 turnovers and earning 3 steals. Regarding defense, Brooklyn let their opponent shoot 42.7% from the field on 41 of 96 shooting. Indiana doled out 23 assists and had 8 steals in this matchup. In addition, Indiana snagged 38 rebounds (7 offensive, 31 defensive) and earned 5 blocks. Indiana shot 95.2% from the free throw line by knocking down 20 of their 21 shots. They also made 11 out of their 39 shots from 3-point range.
Kevin Durant is one player who played a role for the game. He recorded 42 points on 16 out of 24 shooting. He saw the court for 36:21 mins played and pulled down 3 boards. Durant finished the contest at 66.7% from the field and also totaled 10 assists. Another guy that was a major factor in the game for the Nets was Jeff Green. He pulled down 7 rebounds in his 31:22 minutes on the court. He finished 57.1% from the field for this game via 4-of-7 (14 points). When all was said and done, Green earned 5 assists.
Brooklyn will take the court with a record of 43-20 on the campaign. They currently have an average of 118.9 points per outing (2nd in the league) while hitting 49.4% from the field. The Nets are connecting on 38.9% on shots from beyond the arc (887 of 2,281) and 80.9% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Brooklyn is pulling down 44.4 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 1,699 dimes on the year, which has them ranked 3rd in the league in terms of passing. They lose possession via turnover 13.8 times per game and as a group are committing 19.1 fouls every game. On defense, the Nets are able to force 12.8 turnovers per game and they draw 19.1 fouls. They are ranked 14th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,537 conceded for the campaign. The Nets defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 46.1% (809 of 1,201) and they relinquish 42.5 rebounds per game as a group. They are giving up 36.5% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 22nd in the NBA in PPG allowed (114.1).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Milwaukee Bucks took a loss by a score of 143-136 when they played the Houston Rockets. The Bucks were able to corral 30 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards totaling 38 in the game. They gave up possession 14 times, while getting 12 steals for the game. The Rockets committed 23 fouls in this matchup which took the Bucks to the charity stripe for a total of 25 attempts. They were able to convert 22 of those for a percentage of 88.0%. Concerning shots from downtown, Milwaukee made 16 of their 39 attempts (41.0%). In all, the Bucks shot 49 out of 93 from the floor which had them sitting at 52.7%. The Bucks allowed the Rockets to knock down 49 out of 98 tries from the floor which had them at 50.0% in this game. They went 54.3% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 25 out of 46 and ended up shooting 20 of 24 at the charity stripe (83.3%). When discussing rebounding, Milwaukee permitted Houston to pull down 52 in all (16 on the offensive side).
Khris Middleton was important for the Bucks in the matchup. He converted 9 out of 21 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 42.9%, and accounted for 4 rebounds. Middleton scored 33 points in his 37:08 mins on the hardwood and accumulated 8 dimes in this game. One more player who came through for Milwaukee was Jrue Holiday. He ended up with 10 assists in his 37:35 minutes on the court, and he shot 12 of 19 from the floor. Holiday wrapped this one up going 63.2% from the field and also earning 29 points and 4 rebounds.
Milwaukee has a record of 38-24 on the campaign. The Bucks are responsible for committing 17.3 fouls per game and they connect on 76.1% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 25.6 times per contest (11th in basketball) and they are giving up possession 14.1 times per contest. Milwaukee has accounted for 7,409 points for the year (119.5 per game) and they pull in 48.0 rebounds per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Bucks are shooting 48.6% from the field, which ranks 4th in the league. The Bucks on defense are ranked 20th in the league in PPG allowed with 113.2. They are able to force 13.3 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 45.4% from the field (5th in the league). The Milwaukee defense allows 37.6% on 3-pointers (904 of 2,402) and their opponents are connecting on 78.9% of their free throw shots. They have allowed 25.0 dimes and 43.3 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is ranked 17th and 12th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Brooklyn
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