The Milwaukee Bucks and Brooklyn Nets meet Thursday in NBA action at the Barclays Center. The Milwaukee Bucks look for a win after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Brooklyn Nets look for a win after winning eight of their last 11 games.
The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 114.9 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 111.3 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 29.9 points and 11.6 rebounds, while Khris Middleton is averaging 20.4 points and 5.4 assists. Jrue Holiday is the third double-digit scorer and Bobby Portis is dishing 1.2 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.8 rebounds per game.
The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 112.4 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 112.1 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 29.7 points and 6.1 assists, while Kyrie Irving is averaging 27 points and 4.3 rebounds. Seth Curry is the third double-digit scorer and LaMarcus Aldridge is grabbing 5.6 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 80.2 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game.
The Bucks are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Nets are 5-23-1 ATS in their last 29 home games and 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games. The over is 11-5 in Bucks last 16 overall. The under is 5-2 in Nets last 7 games as a favorite. The Bucks are 18-7-1 ATS in the last 26 meetings in Brooklyn and 34-16-1 ATS in the last 51 meetings.
The Milwaukee Bucks are playing some of their best ball of the season, and they’re probably the rightful favorite here. However, we’re getting a free bucket with the Brooklyn Nets at near full strength. The Nets also beat the Bucks about a month ago on the road as nearly double-digit underdogs. The Nets are still missing that statement performance with the majority of their club together. This could be it. Either way, the value is with the Nets in the home underdog role.
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