Milwaukee Bucks vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction, 6/7/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Monday, June 7, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (+1)
The Brooklyn Nets (48-24) play the Milwaukee Bucks (46-26) at Barclays Center on Monday in Game 2 of their series. Brooklyn opens this matchup as 1-point favorites. The O/U opens at 235.
The Bucks faced the Miami Heat and earned the victory with a final of 120-103 to close out their first round series. Milwaukee finished the game having earned a 46.5% FG percentage (46 out of 99) and knocked down 13 out of their 42 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the Bucks buried 15 of 18 tries for a percentage of 83.3%. In regard to rebounding, they earned 56 with 15 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 29 assists for this contest while forcing the opposition into 12 turnovers and having 5 steals. Pertaining to defense, Milwaukee allowed the other team to go 44.0% from the floor on 40 of 91 shooting. Miami earned 25 dimes and had 6 steals for the contest. Moreover, Miami snagged 40 rebounds (8 offensive, 32 defensive) and had 4 blocked shots. Miami went 85.7% when shooting free throws by knocking down 12 of 14 shots. They also converted 11 of 33 tries from distance.
Brook Lopez is a player who had an impact for the matchup. He recorded 25 points on 11 out of 15 shooting. He saw the court for 27:57 mins and snagged 8 boards. Lopez finished the game at 73.3% from the field but finished the game without an assist. Another guy that was a contributor in this matchup for the Bucks was Khris Middleton. He collected 11 rebounds in his 36:57 min on the hardwood. He finished the game at 43.8% from the field for the game by connecting on 7-of-16 (20 points). When this game wrapped up, Middleton accounted for 3 assists.
Milwaukee will play this game with a win-loss record of 46-26 on the season. The Bucks are hitting 38.9% on shots from distance (1,038 of 2,669) and 76.0% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 120.1 points per contest (1st in the NBA) while connecting on 48.7% from the floor. They are turning it over 13.8 times per game and as a group they commit 17.3 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Milwaukee is collecting 48.1 boards per game and has racked up 1,834 assists this year, which has them ranked 14th in basketball in terms of passing. Defensively, the Bucks are forcing their opponents into 13.2 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.3 fouls. The Bucks defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 45.6% (947 of 1,320) and they relinquish 43.4 boards per game as a unit. They are 17th in the NBA in giving up assists with 1,804 relinquished for the year. They relinquish 38.4% on three-point shots and they are ranked 22nd in the league in PPG allowed (114.2).
In their series clinching win over Boston, the Nets pulled down 32 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards for a total of 39 in the matchup. They also coughed it up 8 times, while getting 6 steals in this game. The Celtics earned 21 personal fouls for the contest which took the Nets to the free throw line for 25 attempts. They were able to knock down 22 of the free throw tries for a rate of 88.0%. When it comes to shooting from distance, Brooklyn made 15 out of 32 attempts (46.9%). When the game finished, the Nets shot 43 out of 84 from the field which gave them a percentage of 51.2%. The Nets allowed the Celtics to convert 40 of their 92 attempts from the field which left them shooting 43.5% in the game. They shot 27.5% from beyond the arc by shooting 11 out of 40 and ended up going 18 of 23 at the free throw line (78.3%). Regarding rebounding, Brooklyn allowed Boston to snag 44 in all (13 on the offensive glass).
James Harden ended up being a factor for the Nets in this game. He knocked down 10 out of 17 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 58.8%, and accounted for 10 rebounds. Harden racked up 34 points in his 39:18 minutes on the hardwood and accumulated 10 assists for this game. An additional guy that ended up playing a role for Brooklyn was Kyrie Irving. He walked away with 3 assists in 37:55 mins on the court, and he shot 9 out of 14 from the floor. Irving finished going 64.3% from the floor while also totaling 25 points and 3 rebounds.
Brooklyn has a mark of 48-24 on the campaign. Brooklyn has accounted for 8,537 points this season (118.6 per contest) and they average 44.4 rebounds per game. The Nets have committed 19.0 personal fouls per game and they shoot 80.4% from the charity stripe. In terms of offensive execution, the Nets are connecting on 49.4% from the floor, which ranks them 1st in the league. They are dishing out assists 26.8 times per game (7th in the league) and they cough up possession 13.5 times per contest. The Nets on defense are ranked 21st in the league in points given up per game with 114.1. They allow 24.0 dimes and 43.1 rebounds per contest, ranking them 8th and 12th in the league. The Brooklyn defense allows 36.5% on 3-point attempts (951 of 2,607) and their opposition makes 77.5% of their shots from the free throw line. They have forced 12.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 45.9% from the floor (7th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Milwaukee (+1)
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