Milwaukee Bucks vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction, 6/5/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Saturday, June 5, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (+3.5)
The Brooklyn Nets (48-24) host the Milwaukee Bucks (46-26) at Barclays Center on Saturday. Milwaukee opens this matchup as 3.5-point dogs. The over/under has been set at 241.
The Milwaukee Bucks faced off with the Miami Heat and notched a win by a score of 120-103 in their last game. Milwaukee wrapped up the game with a 46.5% FG percentage (46 out of 99) and knocked down 13 of 42 3-pointers. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Bucks converted 15 of 18 shots for a rate of 83.3%. When talking about rebounding, they compiled 56 with 15 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 29 dimes for the game as well as forcing 12 turnovers and having 5 steals. With respect to defense, Milwaukee allowed the other team to shoot 44.0% from the field on 40 of 91 shooting. Miami doled out 25 assists and had 6 steals for this game. Additionally, Miami pulled down 40 boards (8 offensive, 32 defensive) and added 4 blocked shots. Miami ended up going 85.7% at the charity stripe by burying 12 of their 14 attempts. They made 11 out of their 33 shots from beyond the arc.
Brook Lopez is one player who was a contributor for this game. He ended up scoring 25 points on 11 out of 15 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 27:57 mins played and also grabbed 8 rebounds. Lopez finished 73.3% from the field but wasn't able to get a dime. An additional guy that was a major factor in the matchup for the Bucks was Khris Middleton. He pulled down 11 rebounds in his 36:57 minutes on the hardwood. He shot 43.8% from the field for this game by shooting 7-of-16 (20 points). When this game wrapped up, Middleton earned 3 assists.
Milwaukee heads into this one with a record of 46-26 on the year. They average 120.1 pts per contest (1st in the league) while shooting 48.7% from the floor. The Bucks are hitting 38.9% on shots from 3-point land (1,038 of 2,669) and 76.0% from the charity stripe. As a team, Milwaukee is snagging 48.1 boards per contest and has racked up 1,834 dimes this year, which has them ranked 14th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. They are losing possession via turnover 13.8 times per contest and as a team they commit 17.3 fouls on a nightly basis. When they are on defense, the Bucks are able to force 13.2 turnovers every game and they draw 18.3 personal fouls. They relinquish 38.4% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 22nd in the league in points per game allowed (114.2). The Bucks are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 45.6% (947 of 1,320) and they surrender 43.4 boards per contest as a unit. They are ranked 17th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,804 relinquished for the campaign.
The last time they took the court, the Brooklyn Nets got the victory with a final of 123-109 when they faced the Boston Celtics. The Nets earned 32 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards totaling 39 for the matchup. They also gave up possession of the ball 8 times, while earning 6 steals in this contest. The Celtics earned 21 personal fouls for the 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 rate of 88.0%. When talking about 3-pointers, Brooklyn converted 15 out of 32 tries (46.9%). At the conclusion of this game, the Nets finished shooting 43 out of 84 from the floor which had them at 51.2%. The Nets permitted the Celtics to convert 40 out of their 92 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 43.5% in the matchup. They went 27.5% from distance by shooting 11 out of 40 and finished the game at 18 of 23 from the free throw line (78.3%). In the matter of how they cleaned up the glass, Brooklyn allowed Boston to snag 44 in all (13 offensive).
James Harden was important for the Nets for this contest. He made 10 out of 17 for this contest giving him a rate of 58.8%, and had 10 rebounds. Harden earned 34 points in his 39:18 mins on the court and accumulated 10 dimes in this game. Another guy that ended being a contributor for Brooklyn was Kyrie Irving. He finished with 3 dimes in his 37:55 mins played, and he knocked down 9 of 14 from the floor. Irving ended the game having shot 64.3% from the field while also collecting 25 points and 3 total rebounds.
Brooklyn has a mark of 48-24 this season. The Nets are committing 19.0 fouls per contest and they connect on 80.4% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 26.8 times per contest (7th in basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.5 times per contest. Brooklyn has accounted for 8,537 pts on the year (118.6 per game) and they pull down 44.4 boards per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Nets are connecting on 49.4% from the field, which has them ranked 1st in basketball. The Nets defensively are ranked 21st in the league in points given up per game with 114.1. The Brooklyn defense gives up 36.5% on 3-point attempts (951 of 2,607) and their opposition knocks down 77.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They concede 24.0 assists and 43.1 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 8th and 12th in the league. They are forcing 12.6 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 45.9% from the floor (7th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Milwaukee (+3.5)
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