Brooklyn Nets vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, 5/4/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Brooklyn (+2)
The Milwaukee Bucks (40-24) play the Brooklyn Nets (43-22) at Fiserv Forum on Tuesday. The odds on this contest have Milwaukee as 2-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 243.
The Nets took the court against the Bucks and took a loss by a score of 117-114 in their last contest. Brooklyn walked away from the game with a 42.7% FG percentage (41 of 96) and knocked down 17 out of their 42 shots from distance. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Nets made 15 of 17 shots for a percentage of 88.2%. When discussing pulling down rebounds, they collected 53 with 14 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 18 dimes for the matchup while forcing the opposition into 10 turnovers and earning 5 steals. When talking about defense, Brooklyn allowed their opponent to shoot 49.0% from the field on 48 out of 98 shooting. Milwaukee dished out 19 assists and had 9 steals for the matchup. Furthermore, Milwaukee grabbed 45 rebounds (8 offensive, 37 defensive) and had 1 block. Milwaukee ended up shooting 50.0% at the free throw line by converting 6 of their 12 tries. They also buried 15 of their 37 tries from downtown.
Kevin Durant is one guy who played a role in the game. He left the arena with 42 points on 16 of 33 shooting. He saw the court for 39:52 minutes and also grabbed 10 rebounds. Durant finished 48.5% from the field and dished out 2 dimes. One more player that played a role in this contest for the Nets was Kyrie Irving. He grabbed 7 rebounds in 36:37 minutes played on the night. He ended up shooting 38.1% from the floor in the game by going 8-of-21 (20 points). In all, Irving accounted for 6 assists.
Brooklyn enters this matchup with a win-loss record of 43-22 so far this season. The Nets are shooting 38.8% on three-point shots (917 of 2,364) and 81.0% from the charity stripe. They average 118.7 pts per game (2nd in the league) on 49.2% from the floor. They are losing possession via turnover 13.7 times per contest and as a team they commit 18.9 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Brooklyn is grabbing 44.5 boards per game and has racked up 1,737 assists for the year, which is 2nd in basketball in terms of passing the rock. When they are on defense, the Nets are forcing their opponents into 12.8 turnovers per game and they draw 19.0 personal fouls. They are 15th in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,580 relinquished this season. The Nets defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 46.3% (829 of 1,236) and they surrender 42.7 rebounds per game as a team. They give up 36.7% on 3-point shots while they are 22nd in the NBA in points per game allowed (114.4).
In their win over Brooklyn, the Bucks pulled down 37 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 45 in this contest. They also coughed it up 10 times, while getting 9 steals for the matchup. The Nets had 11 personal fouls for the game which took the Bucks to the free throw line for a total of 12 shots. They were able to bury 6 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 50.0%. When it comes to 3-point attempts, Milwaukee converted 15 of their 37 attempts (40.5%). At the conclusion of this game, the Bucks finished 48 for 98 from the field which gave them a rate of 49.0%. The Bucks permitted the Nets to make 41 out of 96 tries from the field which had them shooting 42.7% in this contest. They shot 40.5% from downtown by shooting 17 of 42 and ended up shooting 15 of 17 at the free throw line (88.2%). In the matter of cleaning up the glass, Milwaukee allowed Brooklyn to collect 53 overall (14 offensive).
Giannis Antetokounmpo ended up having an impact for the Bucks for this game. He made 21 of 36 in this game for a field goal rate of 58.3%, and earned 8 rebounds. Antetokounmpo racked up 49 points in his 35:40 minutes on the court and tallied 4 assists for the contest. Someone else that was pivotal for Milwaukee was Khris Middleton. He accumulated 6 dimes in 36:07 minutes on the hardwood, and he knocked down 11 of 21 from the floor. Middleton walked away from this one going 52.4% from the field while also contributing 26 points and 11 total rebounds.
Milwaukee has a win-loss mark of 40-24 on the year. The Bucks have committed 17.3 fouls per game and they connect on 75.8% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 25.5 times per game (11th in the league) and they are giving up possession 14.0 times per game. Milwaukee has totaled 7,634 points for the year (119.3 per contest) and they grab 48.0 rebounds per contest. On the offensive side of the court, the Bucks are hitting on 48.6% from the field, which ranks 4th in basketball. The Bucks on the defensive side of the court are 20th in basketball in points given up per game with 113.0. They surrender 24.9 assists and 43.6 rebounds on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 16th and 15th in the NBA. The Milwaukee defense allows 37.6% on three-point shots (931 of 2,477) and their opposition knocks down 78.8% of their free throw attempts. They are forcing their opponents into 13.3 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 45.3% from the field (3rd in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Brooklyn (+2)
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