Brooklyn Nets vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, 6/10/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Thursday, June 10, 2021
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Brooklyn (+3.5)
The Brooklyn Nets (48-24) travel to Fiserv Forum on Thursday where they'll take on the Milwaukee Bucks (46-26) in Game 3 of their series. The spread on this contest has Milwaukee as 3.5-point favorites. The total is set at 234.5.
The Brooklyn Nets took home the win by a score of 125-86 in Game 2. Brooklyn finished the game having earned a 52.1% field goal percentage (49 out of 94) and made 21 out of their 42 three-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Nets made 6 of 7 attempts for a percentage of 85.7%. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they collected 42 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 27 assists for the matchup in addition to forcing 16 turnovers and getting 8 steals. Pertaining to the defense, Brooklyn allowed 44.0% from the field on 37 of 84 shooting. Milwaukee dished out 14 assists and had 2 steals in the matchup. On top of that, Milwaukee had 44 rebounds (11 offensive, 33 defensive) and got 3 blocks. Milwaukee finished shooting 44.4% at the charity stripe by burying 4 of 9 shots. They converted 8 of their 27 tries from beyond the arc.
Kevin Durant is someone who was a major factor in the game. He ended up walking away with 32 points on 12 out of 18 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 32:51 minutes and also snagged 4 rebounds. Durant finished shooting 66.7% from the floor and earned 6 assists. One more player that was a factor in the game for the Nets was Kyrie Irving. He snagged 5 rebounds in 33:50 minutes on the hardwood. He ended up going 52.9% from the floor for the matchup by going 9-of-17 (22 points). When the game finished, Irving accounted for 6 assists.
Brooklyn will play this contest with a win-loss record of 48-24 this year. The Nets are hitting 39.2% on shots from distance (1,020 of 2,600) and 80.4% from the free throw line. They are averaging 118.6 pts per game (2nd in the league) while hitting 49.4% from the field. They are turning it over 13.5 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 19.0 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Brooklyn is pulling down 44.4 boards per game and has racked up 1,929 dimes for the campaign, which has them ranked 7th in the NBA in terms of passing. On the defensive end, the Nets are able to force 12.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.9 fouls. They relinquish 36.5% from 3-point land and they rank 21st in basketball in PPG allowed (114.1). The Nets defense is giving up a FG percentage of 45.9% (908 of 1,361) and they relinquish 43.1 rebounds per contest as a group. They currently rank 8th in the league in allowing assists with 1,729 conceded on the year.
In their Game 2 loss, the Bucks collected 33 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive rebounds totaling 44 for the contest. They also turned it over 16 times, while earning 2 steals for the matchup. The Nets had 17 fouls in this game which got the Bucks to the charity stripe for a total of 9 shots. They were able to knock down 4 of them for a rate of 44.4%. In terms of shots from distance, Milwaukee knocked down 8 of their 27 tries (29.6%). Overall, the Bucks finished shooting 37 for 84 from the field which had them sitting at 44.0%. The Bucks allowed the Nets to bury 49 of 94 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 52.1% for the contest. They finished 50.0% from distance via 21 of 42 and finished the game at 6 out of 7 from the free throw line (85.7%). In regard to cleaning the glass, Milwaukee allowed Brooklyn to snag 42 in all (9 on the offensive side).
Giannis Antetokounmpo ended up being important for the Bucks in this contest. He converted 8 out of 15 for this contest for a field goal percentage of 53.3%, and had 11 rebounds. Antetokounmpo had 18 points in his 30:47 mins on the court and had 4 assists for the game. Another guy that was important for Milwaukee was Khris Middleton. He ended up walking away with 1 assist in his 33:34 mins on the court, and he knocked down 7 out of 20 from the floor. Middleton wrapped this one up going 35.0% from the floor while contributing 17 points and 5 rebounds.
Milwaukee has a mark of 46-26 this season. The Bucks commit 17.3 personal fouls per contest while shooting 76.0% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 25.5 times per game (14th in basketball) and they are turning it over 13.8 times per contest. Milwaukee has totaled 8,649 points this season (120.1 per contest) and they average 48.1 rebounds per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Bucks are shooting 48.7% from the floor, which has them ranked 3rd in the league. The Bucks on defense are ranked 22nd in the league in PPG surrendered with 114.2. They surrender 25.1 dimes and 43.4 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 17th and 13th in the league. The Milwaukee defense allows 38.4% on shots from behind the 3-point line (1,068 of 2,778) and opponents are connecting on 78.0% of their foul shots. They are forcing their opponents into 13.2 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 45.6% from the floor (5th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Brooklyn (+3.5)
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