Brooklyn Nets vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, 10/26/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin
The Milwaukee Bucks are hosting the Brooklyn Nets at Fiserv Forum on Wednesday.
The Nets took the court against the Grizzlies and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 134-124 in their last game. Brooklyn walked away from the contest having earned a 54.0% FG percentage (47 out of 87) and made 9 out of their 29 3-pointers. From the charity stripe, the Nets converted 21 of 26 shots for a percentage of 80.8%. Pertaining to grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 35 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 27 assists in this contest while forcing 8 turnovers and having 4 steals. In reference to defense, Brooklyn allowed 50.0% from the floor on 47 of 94 shooting. Memphis totaled 21 assists and had 7 steals for this contest. In addition, Memphis totaled 38 rebounds (12 offensive, 26 defensive) and had 7 blocked shots. Memphis ended up going 77.4% from the free throw line by making 24 of their 31 tries. They also made 16 of 34 tries from beyond the arc. Regarding fouls, the Nets left the arena with 30 while the Grizzlies finished the game with 22 fouls.
Kyrie Irving is a guy who came through in this matchup. He was able to score 37 points on 14 of 24 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 39 minutes and grabbed 8 rebounds. Irving ended up going 58.3% from the floor and also recorded 5 assists.
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Brooklyn heads into this matchup with a record of 1-2 for the year. They are losing possession via turnover 13.3 times per game and as a squad they are committing 24.7 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Brooklyn is pulling down 39.3 boards per contest and is sitting with 75 assists for the season, which ranks 23rd in the league in terms of passing. The Nets are shooting 33.0% from downtown (32 of 97) and 74.7% from the free throw line. They have an average of 113.7 pts per contest (16th in the league) while hitting 48.8% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Nets are forcing 12.3 turnovers per game and they draw 21.3 fouls. They are giving up 44.3% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 28th in the NBA in PPG allowed (123.0). The Nets defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 49.3% (138 of 280) and they relinquish 46.7 boards per contest as a team. They currently rank 12th in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 77 surrendered for the campaign.
For their last game, the Bucks walked away with a victory by a final of 125-105 when they faced the Rockets. Regarding how they attacked the glass, Milwaukee allowed Houston to pull down 47 overall (15 on the offensive side). They finished 43.2% from 3-point land by hitting 16 of 37 and finished the contest at 17 out of 22 at the charity stripe (77.3%). The Bucks allowed the Rockets to make 36 of their 93 attempts from the field which had them at 38.7% for the matchup. At the conclusion of this game, the Bucks finished shooting 48 for 85 from the floor which had them shooting 56.5%. In terms of three-point shots, Milwaukee buried 16 out of 31 attempts (51.6%). They were able to bury 13 of the free throws for a percentage of 61.9%. The Rockets were called for 22 personal fouls for this game which took the Bucks to the free throw line for a total of 21 shots. They also turned the ball over 16 times, while earning 6 steals for the game. The Bucks snagged 39 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards for a total of 47 for the contest.
Giannis Antetokounmpo was important for the Bucks for the game. Antetokounmpo totaled 44 points in his 28 mins on the hardwood and had 3 dimes in the game. He made 17 out of 21 in this contest giving him a rate of 81.0%, and had 12 rebounds.
Milwaukee has a mark of 2-0 this season. The Bucks are committing 19.0 personal fouls every game and they go 62.9% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 26.5 times per game (12th in the NBA) and they turn the ball over 15.0 times per contest. Milwaukee has accumulated 215 pts for the campaign (107.5 per contest) and they pull in 47.5 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Bucks are connecting on 48.5% from the field, which has them ranked 6th in the league.
The Bucks on defense are ranked 1st in the league in PPG surrendered with 96.5. They are able to force 12.0 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 40.9% from the floor (1st in the NBA). The Milwaukee defense allows 34.4% on 3-point attempts (21 of 61) and their opponents are converting on 80.0% of their foul shots. They have conceded 18.5 dimes and 45.5 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks 2nd and 16th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Milwaukee
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