Milwaukee Bucks vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction, 1/18/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Monday, January 18, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (-2)
The Milwaukee Bucks (9-4) head to Barclays Center on Monday where they'll take on the Brooklyn Nets (8-6). The odds on this game have Milwaukee as 2-point favorites. The over/under is set at 240.
The Milwaukee Bucks took the court against the Dallas Mavericks and notched a win by a score of 112-109 in their last game. Milwaukee finished with a 44.8% field goal percentage (43 of 96) and buried 14 out of their 37 shots from distance. From the free throw line, the Bucks made 12 of their 25 attempts for a percentage of 48.0%. In reference to rebounding, they compiled 57 with 16 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 22 assists in this matchup in addition to getting 5 steals and 3 blocked shots. When discussing defending, Milwaukee allowed the other team to go 46.4% from the floor on 45 out of 97 shooting. Dallas recorded 22 dimes and had 5 steals in this game. On top of that, the Mavericks collected 51 boards (11 offensive, 40 defensive) and added 6 rejections. Dallas went 46.2% at the free throw line by knocking down 6 of their 13 shots. They also converted 13 of 36 attempts from 3-point land.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is someone who was a factor in this matchup. He totaled 31 points on 14 of 21 shooting. He was on the court for 30:12 minutes and totaled 9 rebounds. Antetokounmpo finished shooting 66.7% from the floor and also totaled 2 dimes. Another guy that was a determining factor in this game for the Bucks was Khris Middleton. He collected 8 boards and also collected 6 assists. He finished the contest at 40.0% from the floor for the contest by going 8-of-20 (25 points). Overall, Middleton played for 37:05 min.
Milwaukee heads into this one with a record of 9-4 for the season. The Bucks are connecting on 41.1% on 3-pointers (212 of 516) and 72.6% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 120.2 pts per game (2nd in basketball) while going 48.9% from the field. They are giving up possession 14.8 times per contest and as a team they commit 19.1 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Milwaukee is grabbing 48.2 boards per game and has 341 assists for the year, which is 5th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. On the defensive end, the Bucks have forced 14.5 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.0 fouls. They are giving up 37.0% on three-point shots while they are 11th in the league in PPG from their opponents (109.5). The Bucks defensively are allowing a shooting percentage of 44.4% (189 of 247) and they concede 43.6 boards per game as a basketball team. They are ranked 11th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 295 relinquished on the campaign.
When they last played, the Brooklyn Nets got the win with a final of 122-115 when they faced the Orlando Magic. The Nets corralled 37 defensive boards and 4 offensive rebounds totaling 41 for the matchup. They blocked 5 shots while getting 9 steals for the matchup. The Magic committed 19 fouls in this contest which took the Nets to the free throw line for a total of 25 shots. They were able to knock down 22 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 88.0%. When talking about three-point shots, Brooklyn knocked down 16 of their 35 attempts (45.7%). At the conclusion of this game, the Nets walked away from this one shooting 42 out of 78 from the floor which had them at 53.8%. The Nets permitted the Magic to convert 44 out of their 95 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 46.3% in this contest. They shot 30.4% from three-point range via 14 out of 46 and finished the contest at 13 out of 16 from the free throw line (81.3%). When talking about rebounding, Brooklyn permitted Orlando to get 38 in total (9 on the offensive glass).
Kevin Durant was important for the Nets in this contest. He buried 16 out of 26 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 61.5%, which gave him 42 points. Durant grabbed 4 boards in his 40:02 mins of time on the hardwood and had 5 dimes for the matchup. One more player that was important for Brooklyn was James Harden. He ended up walking away with 32 points in his 39:47 mins on the court by way of 8 of 18 shooting in this game. Harden ended the game having shot 44.4% from the floor and also totaling 14 assists and 12 rebounds.
Brooklyn has a win-loss mark of 8-6 on the season. The Nets commit 18.5 fouls per game and they connect on 80.2% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 26.0 times per game (8th in basketball) and they are turning it over 16.0 times per game. Brooklyn has 1,664 points on the campaign (118.9 per game) and they collect 46.0 rebounds per contest. On the offensive side of the court, the Nets are shooting 49.1% from the field, which has them ranked 2nd in basketball. The Nets on the defensive side of the court are 22nd in the NBA in points given up per game with 113.1. They are forcing their opponents into 13.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 44.7% from the field (10th in the league). The Brooklyn defense surrenders 36.2% on shots from beyond the arc (175 of 483) and their opposition knocks down 76.5% of their free throw attempts. They have allowed 25.2 dimes and 45.3 rebounds every game, which ranks 20th and 16th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Brooklyn (+2)
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