Brooklyn Nets vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, 6/17/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Thursday, June 17, 2021
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Brooklyn (+5.5)
The Brooklyn Nets (48-24) go to Fiserv Forum on Thursday where they'll meet the Milwaukee Bucks (46-26) in Game 6 of their series. The line on this matchup has Milwaukee as 5.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 220.5.
The Nets walked away with a win by a score of 114-108 in Game 5. Brooklyn ended the contest with a 49.4% FG percentage (38 of 77) and converted 16 out of their 43 shots from distance. At the free throw line, the Nets made 22 of their 25 attempts for a rate of 88.0%. With respect to hauling in rebounds, they collected a total of 36 with 2 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 27 assists for the game as well as forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and getting 4 steals. With respect to defense, Brooklyn allowed the other team to go 49.4% from the field on 41 of 83 shooting. Milwaukee dished out 18 dimes and had 6 steals in this game. Moreover, Milwaukee collected 35 rebounds (4 offensive, 31 defensive) and earned 4 rejections. Milwaukee ended up going 76.5% at the charity stripe by making 13 of their 17 tries. They also converted 13 out of their 32 attempts from downtown.
Kevin Durant is one guy who was a major factor for the game. He ended up scoring 49 points on 16 out of 23 shooting. He saw the court for 48:00 mins played and grabbed 17 boards. Durant finished the game at 69.6% from the floor and also dished out 10 assists. Another guy that was a major contributor in this contest for the Nets was Blake Griffin. He snagged 3 rebounds in his 29:10 minutes played on the night. He finished shooting 63.6% from the field for this contest by hitting 7-of-11 (17 points). Overall, Griffin went home without an assist.
Brooklyn heads into this game with a win-loss mark of 48-24 so far this year. They are averaging 118.6 pts per game (2nd in the NBA) while shooting 49.4% from the floor. The Nets are connecting on 39.2% on three-point shots (1,020 of 2,600) and 80.4% from the free throw line. As a team, Brooklyn is grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game and has 1,929 dimes this year, which is 7th in the league in terms of passing. They are turning it over 13.5 times per game and as a unit are committing 19.0 personal fouls on a nightly basis. On the defensive end of the court, the Nets have forced 12.6 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.9 fouls. They are giving up 36.5% on 3-pointers while they are 21st in basketball in PPG allowed (114.1). The Nets are giving up a field goal percentage of 45.9% (908 of 1,361) and they relinquish 43.1 boards per game as a team. They are 8th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,729 surrendered for the year.
In their Game 5 loss, the Bucks corralled 31 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive rebounds totaling 35 in this contest. They also coughed it up 12 times, while getting 6 steals for this game. The Nets were called for 19 personal fouls for the game which got the Bucks to the free throw line for a total of 17 shots. They were able to convert 13 of the free throw tries for a rate of 76.5%. Regarding three-point shots, Milwaukee buried 13 of 32 attempts (40.6%). When the final whistle blew, the Bucks ended up shooting 41 out of 83 from the floor which gave them a rate of 49.4%. The Bucks permitted the Nets to convert 38 of 77 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 49.4% for the matchup. They wrapped up this game 37.2% from downtown via 16 out of 43 and finished the contest at 22 of 25 from the charity stripe (88.0%). Concerning how they rebounded, Milwaukee permitted Brooklyn to collect 36 overall (2 on the offensive glass).
Giannis Antetokounmpo was important for the Bucks in the matchup. He made 14 of 22 in the game giving him a rate of 63.6%, and accounted for 12 rebounds. Antetokounmpo had 34 points in his 41:50 minutes on the hardwood and had 4 assists in this game. Another guy that played a role for Milwaukee was Khris Middleton. He came away with 5 dimes in 45:21 mins played, and he converted 8 of 22 from the floor. Middleton walked away from this one going 36.4% from the floor while notching 25 points and 4 total rebounds.
Milwaukee has a win-loss record of 46-26 for the campaign. The Bucks are committing 17.3 personal fouls per contest while shooting 76.0% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 25.5 times per contest (14th in the league) and they cough up possession 13.8 times per contest. Milwaukee has tallied 8,649 points for the campaign (120.1 per game) and they pull in 48.1 boards per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Bucks are hitting on 48.7% from the floor, which has them ranked 3rd in the league. The Bucks are ranked 22nd in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 114.2. The Milwaukee defense allows 38.4% on shots from beyond the arc (1,068 of 2,778) and their opposition makes 78.0% of their free throw attempts. They have conceded 25.1 assists and 43.4 rebounds per game, ranking them 17th and 13th in the league. They are forcing 13.2 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.6% from the floor (5th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Brooklyn (+5.5)
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