Brooklyn Nets vs. Milwaukee Bucks NBA Game Information
Nets (48-24) vs. Bucks (46-26)
Date: Thursday, June 10
Time: 7:30 PM ET
TV Coverage: ESPN
Brooklyn Nets vs. Milwaukee Bucks Moneyline, Spread, Total, and Odds
Moneyline: Nets +134 | Bucks -158
Spread: Nets +3.5 (-110) | Bucks -3.5 (-110)
Total: 221.5 Over (-108) | Under (-112)
Odds to Win Series: Nets (-460) | Bucks (+360)
Odds to Win NBA Championship: Nets +120 | Bucks +1600
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Brooklyn Nets vs. Milwaukee Bucks News and Notes
The Bucks look to bounce back after an embarrassing 39-point loss in Brooklyn in Game 2 as the series shifts to Milwaukee tonight.
Milwaukee’s three-point shooting has been abysmal in the first two defeats of the series. They shot 29 percent from behind the arc on Monday and are shooting 24 percent in the set so far.
They will need more from their best shooter, Khris Middleton. Middleton has struggled from the floor, shooting just 35 percent in Game 2. He did hit 3-of-8 triples for an inefficient 17 points while turning the ball over five times. The usually silky smooth shooter went 0-for-5 from deep in Game 1.
Middleton shot 47 percent and hit 41.4 percent of his threes to lead the team with 2.2 per game in the regular season.
Giannis Antetokounmpo had just 18 on Monday but played just 30:47 after scoring a game-high 34 in Game 1’s closer contest.
On the bright side, the Bucks lost just four times by 20 or more points in the regular season, and each time bounced back with a win. They have also beaten Brooklyn twice in Milwaukee this season.
That being said, the Bucks find themselves in a colossal series hole against a Nets team seemingly unphased by the loss of James Harden.
Harden has already been ruled out for Game 3, but Milwaukee has shown little in taking advantage of a key member of Brooklyn’s big three on the shelf. The Beard played just 43 seconds of the opener before leaving with the same hamstring issue that cost him much of the latter portion of the season.
Jeff Green will join the former Rocket on the sidelines with a foot injury. Green hasn’t suited up since Game 2 against Boston.
Despite being shorthanded, scoring hasn’t been a problem for Brooklyn and, specifically, Kevin Durant. Durant is putting up MVP-type numbers shredding the Bucks for a team-best 29 in Game 1, followed by a game-high 32 points in Monday’s blowout.
Kyrie Irving had 22 in Game 2 to go along with six assists and five rebounds after scoring 25 with eight dimes in the opener.
The re-emergence of Blake Griffin has been a huge X-factor for Brooklyn. An afterthought when he signed a veteran-minimum contract following being bought out by Detroit in March, Griffin seems to have turned back the clock to vintage Blake. He double-doubled with 18 points and 14 boards in Game 1 before contributing seven points and eight boards in just 25 minutes of Game 2’s beatdown.
The under has been the play in four straight head-to-heads, while the home team has covered all five 2021 meetings. Overall, Milwaukee is 6-1 ATS in their past seven home games vs. a team with a winning road record. The Nets covered five consecutive against teams with a winning percentage above .600.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Milwaukee Bucks Predictions and Picks
SG Betting Model Win Probability: Nets 69.57% Bucks 30.43%
SG Betting Model ML Star Rating: Nets – 4 stars
SG Betting Model Spread Star Rating: Nets – 5 stars
SG Betting Model Total Star Rating: N/A
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