Milwaukee Bucks vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction, 6/15/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (-2)
Barclays Center is the venue where and the Brooklyn Nets (48-24) will play the Milwaukee Bucks (46-26) on Tuesday in Game 5 of their series. The series is tied 2-2. Milwaukee opens this contest as 2-point favorites. The O/U is set at 223.5.
The Bucks took home the win by a score of 107-96 in Game 4. Milwaukee walked away from the game with a 44.3% field goal percentage (39 of 88) and converted 16 of their 47 shots from distance. At the charity stripe, the Bucks made 13 of 20 tries for a rate of 65.0%. In the matter of getting rebounds, they collected a total of 42 with 4 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 27 dimes in this matchup while creating 17 turnovers and earning 10 steals. When discussing defending, Milwaukee let their opponent shoot 43.4% from the field on 36 out of 83 shooting. Brooklyn doled out 20 dimes and had 7 steals in this matchup. Moreover, Brooklyn pulled down 43 boards (3 offensive, 40 defensive) and added 7 blocked shots. Brooklyn finished the game shooting 77.8% when shooting free throws by converting 14 of 18 tries. They buried 10 of their 33 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is someone who played a role for the game. He ended up scoring 34 points on 14 out of 26 shooting. He was on the court for 38:21 minutes and also grabbed 12 rebounds. Antetokounmpo went 53.8% from the floor and also recorded 3 assists. One more player that was a determining factor in the matchup for the Bucks was Khris Middleton. He snagged 4 rebounds in 41:03 min played. He went 46.7% from the floor in this game by going 7-of-15 (19 points). When the time ran out, Middleton collected 8 assists.
Milwaukee enters this matchup with a win-loss record of 46-26 on the campaign. They have an average of 120.1 points per outing (1st in the NBA) while connecting on 48.7% from the field. The Bucks are hitting 38.9% on shots beyond the perimeter (1,038 of 2,669) and 76.0% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Milwaukee is snagging 48.1 boards per contest and has accounted for 1,834 dimes for the year, which is 14th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. They are giving up possession 13.8 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 17.3 personal fouls every game. On defense, the Bucks are forcing their opponents into 13.2 turnovers every game while drawing 18.3 personal fouls. The Bucks defensively are allowing a shooting percentage of 45.6% (947 of 1,320) and they concede 43.4 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They rank 17th in basketball in giving up assists with 1,804 conceded on the campaign. They are relinquishing 38.4% on shots from distance and they are 22nd in the league in points per game allowed (114.2).
In their Game 4 loss, the Nets snagged 40 defensive rebounds and 3 offensive boards for a total of 43 for this contest. They also turned it over 17 times, while earning 7 steals in this contest. The Bucks were called for 22 fouls in this contest which took the Nets to the free throw line for 18 attempts. They were able to make 14 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 77.8%. In relation to 3-pointers, Brooklyn buried 10 out of their 33 attempts (30.3%). When the game finished, the Nets walked away from this one shooting 36 out of 83 from the field which gave them a percentage of 43.4%. The Nets permitted the Bucks to convert 39 of 88 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 44.3% in this matchup. They finished shooting 34.0% from beyond the arc by going 16 out of 47 and finished the contest at 13 of 20 at the free throw line (65.0%). In regard to cleaning the glass, Brooklyn allowed Milwaukee to collect 42 in total (4 offensive).
Kevin Durant ended up being a factor for the Nets for the game. He knocked down 9 of 25 in the matchup for a field goal percentage of 36.0%, and totaled 13 rebounds. Durant earned 28 points in his 41:54 mins on the hardwood and earned 5 dimes for the game. Someone else that played a role for Brooklyn was Kyrie Irving. He walked away with 2 dimes in 17:17 minutes on the court, and he knocked down 5 out of 11 from the floor. Irving finished going 45.5% from the floor in addition to totaling 11 points and 5 total rebounds.
Brooklyn has a mark of 48-24 this season. As an offensive team, the Nets are shooting 49.4% from the field, which ranks them 1st in basketball. Brooklyn has accounted for 8,537 points this season (118.6 per game) and they pull in 44.4 boards per contest. Their rate of earning assists is at 26.8 times per game (7th in basketball) and they turn it over 13.5 times per contest. The Nets are committing 19.0 fouls per game and they hit 80.4% from the free throw line. The Nets on defense are ranked 21st in the NBA in PPG given up with 114.1. They are forcing 12.6 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 45.9% from the field (7th in the league). The Brooklyn defense concedes 36.5% on shots from 3-point land (951 of 2,607) and opponents are converting on 77.5% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 24.0 assists and 43.1 rebounds every game, which is ranked 8th and 12th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Milwaukee (-2)
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