Milwaukee Bucks vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction, 6/19/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Saturday, June 19, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (-1)
The Milwaukee Bucks (46-26) are headed to Barclays Center on Saturday where they'll take on the Brooklyn Nets (48-24) in Game 7. Brooklyn opens this matchup as 1-point underdogs. The O/U is set at 216.5.
The Bucks went home with a win by a final score of 104-89 in Game 6. Milwaukee wrapped up the game with a 45.1% field goal percentage (37 of 82) and knocked down 7 of their 33 3-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Bucks converted 23 of 28 attempts for a rate of 82.1%. When discussing grabbing rebounds, they compiled 51 with 15 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 14 assists for the matchup while forcing 16 turnovers and earning 12 steals. In regard to defending, Milwaukee allowed the other team to shoot 44.4% from the floor on 36 of 81 shooting. Brooklyn dished out 14 dimes and had 11 steals for the contest. On top of that, Brooklyn grabbed 39 rebounds (9 offensive, 30 defensive) and earned 6 blocked shots. Brooklyn finished the game shooting 57.1% at the charity stripe by burying 8 of their 14 tries. They also made 9 out of their 30 attempts from 3-point land.
Khris Middleton is one player who was a major factor in the game. He ended up scoring 38 points on 11 of 16 shooting. He played for 42:27 mins and snagged 10 boards. Middleton finished the contest at 68.8% from the field and also recorded 5 assists. An additional guy that was a determining factor in the game for the Bucks was Giannis Antetokounmpo. He snagged 17 rebounds in his 41:10 min played. He finished the game at 60.0% from the field for this game by shooting 12-of-20 (30 points). Overall, Antetokounmpo accounted for 3 assists.
Milwaukee heads into this matchup with a record of 46-26 this season. They lose possession by turning the ball over 13.8 times per game and as a unit are committing 17.3 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Milwaukee is pulling down 48.1 rebounds per game and has accounted for 1,834 dimes so far this season, which has them ranked 14th in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Bucks are connecting on 38.9% from downtown (1,038 of 2,669) and 76.0% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 120.1 pts per game (1st in the league) while shooting 48.7% from the floor. Defensively, the Bucks are forcing their opponents into 13.2 turnovers every game and they draw 18.3 fouls. They currently rank 17th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,804 relinquished so far this year. The Bucks defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 45.6% (947 of 1,320) and they surrender 43.4 rebounds per game as a unit. They are giving up 38.4% on shots from beyond the arc and they are ranked 22nd in the league in opponents points per game (114.2).
In their Game 6 loss, the Nets recorded 30 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards totaling 39 in the game. They also coughed up the ball 16 times, while earning 11 steals for this game. The Bucks earned 13 fouls in the game which got the Nets to the free throw line for 14 shots. They were able to knock down 8 of those for a rate of 57.1%. Pertaining to shooting from 3-point land, Brooklyn buried 9 of their 30 attempts (30.0%). When the game finished, the Nets walked away from this one shooting 36 out of 81 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.4%. The Nets allowed the Bucks to bury 37 out of their 82 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 45.1% in this matchup. They went 21.2% from three-point range by shooting 7 out of 33 and ended up shooting 23 out of 28 at the free throw line (82.1%). In regard to attacking the glass, Brooklyn permitted Milwaukee to pull down 51 overall (15 offensive).
Kevin Durant pitched in for the Nets for the matchup. He buried 15 of 30 for this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and tallied 11 rebounds. Durant scored 32 points in his 40:22 mins on the court and had 3 dimes for the matchup. An additional guy who came through for Brooklyn was James Harden. He came away with 7 dimes in 39:59 minutes on the hardwood, and he converted 5 of 9 from the floor. Harden ended up shooting 55.6% from the field and also earning 16 points and 5 rebounds.
Brooklyn has a mark of 48-24 this year. The Nets have committed 19.0 fouls per game while shooting 80.4% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 26.8 times per game (7th in the NBA) and they turn it over 13.5 times per game. Brooklyn has accumulated 8,537 pts this year (118.6 per game) and they pull in 44.4 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Nets are shooting 49.4% from the field, which has them ranked 1st in the league. The Nets on defense are ranked 21st in the league in points given up per game with 114.1. They have conceded 24.0 assists and 43.1 rebounds every game, ranking them 8th and 12th in the league. The Brooklyn defense surrenders 36.5% on shots from distance (951 of 2,607) and their opposition makes 77.5% of their free throw attempts. They are forcing 12.6 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 45.9% from the field (7th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Milwaukee (-1)
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