Milwaukee Bucks vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction, 1/7/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Friday, January 7, 2022
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
The Brooklyn Nets (24-12) host the Milwaukee Bucks (25-15) at Barclays Center on Friday.
The Bucks stepped onto the hardwood against the Raptors and took a loss by a final of 117-111 in their last contest. With respect to fouls, the Bucks walked away with 18 while the Raptors recorded 14 fouls. They also made 16 of their 36 tries from beyond the arc. Toronto went 68.0% at the free throw line by making 17 of 25 attempts. Moreover, Toronto grabbed 33 rebounds (10 offensive, 23 defensive) and had 8 blocked shots. Toronto totaled 43 dimes and had 24 steals in the game. In regard to the defense, Milwaukee let their opponent shoot 47.2% from the field on 42 of 89 shooting. They also distributed 22 assists for this game in addition to creating 4 turnovers and having 10 steals. In terms of grabbing boards, they earned a total of 46 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. From the charity stripe, the Bucks converted 18 of their 26 tries for a rate of 69.2%. Milwaukee walked away from the contest having earned a 44.7% field goal percentage (38 of 85) and made 17 of their 39 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Khris Middleton is someone who was a major factor for this game. He notched 25 points on 9 of 16 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 34 minutes played and also collected 6 rebounds. Middleton shot 56.3% from the floor and dished out 4 dimes.
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Milwaukee enters this matchup with a mark of 25-15 this season. They average 112.1 pts per game (4th in the NBA) while hitting 45.7% from the field. The Bucks are shooting 36.2% on 3-point shots (573 of 1,581) and 76.2% from the free throw line. As a unit, Milwaukee is snagging 47.0 boards per game and has accumulated 921 assists so far this year, which is 13th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 14.0 times per contest and as a team they are committing 17.6 fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on the defensive end, the Bucks are forcing 14.0 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.2 personal fouls. They rank 28th in basketball in allowing assists with 985 relinquished on the year. The Bucks defensively are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 44.1% (1,583 of 3,587) and they concede 44.6 boards per game as a squad. They relinquish 34.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 17th in the league in opponents PPG (108.0).
When they last stepped on the court, the Nets went home victorious with a score of 129-121 when they played the Pacers. Concerning how they rebounded, Brooklyn permitted Indiana to pull down 27 in total (7 on the offensive glass). They went 33.3% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 13 out of 39 and ended up shooting 26 out of 28 at the free throw line (92.9%). The Nets permitted the Pacers to convert 41 of 83 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 49.4% for the contest. At the conclusion of this game, the Nets finished 49 out of 87 from the field which gave them a rate of 56.3%. With respect to shooting from distance, Brooklyn buried 5 out of 21 tries (23.8%). They were able to knock down 26 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 89.7%. The Pacers were called for 14 personal fouls in this contest which took the Nets to the free throw line for a total of 29 tries. They also coughed up the ball 10 times, while earning 12 steals in the matchup. The Nets were able to corral 30 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards totaling 39 in this game.
Kevin Durant ended up being a factor for the Nets in this game. He converted 15 of 24 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 62.5%, and earned 8 rebounds. Durant recorded 39 points in his 41 minutes of playing time and added 7 dimes for the matchup.
Brooklyn has a win-loss mark of 24-12 on the year. The Nets are responsible for committing 19.8 personal fouls per contest and they hit 81.5% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 25.7 times per game (6th in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.2 times per contest. Brooklyn has scored 3,988 pts for the year (110.8 per game) and they average 45.4 rebounds per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the Nets are hitting on 46.9% from the floor, which is 5th in the league.
The Nets on defense are ranked 15th in basketball in points allowed per contest with 107.8. They have forced 13.0 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 43.2% from the field (2nd in the league). The Brooklyn defense allows 31.6% on shots from beyond the arc (419 of 1,327) and their opponents are converting on 78.9% of their free throw shots. They surrender 22.4 assists and 45.4 rebounds per game, which is 4th and 18th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Brooklyn
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