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Bucks vs. Nets - 2/9/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Brooklyn Nets (21-29) at Milwaukee Bucks (28-23)

NBA Basketball: Monday, February 9, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Bradley Center)

The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -5.5 -- Over/Under: 193 See the Latest Odds

TV: YES, FSWI

The Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks meet Monday at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

The Brooklyn Nets have split their last six games and continue their long road trip. On the season, the Nets are averaging 95.6 points on 44.6 percent shooting and are allowing 99.5 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Joe Johnson is averaging 15.6 points and 4.5 rebounds while Brook Lopez is averaging 15.6 points and 6.3 rebounds. Deron Williams is dishing 6.2 assists and Jarrett Jack is shooting 44.3 percent from the field. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 46.4 percent from the field since the return of Williams, but they’re not getting consistent stops on defense. The Nets have allowed 100 or more points in seven of their last nine games and are allowing 46.3 percent shooting from the field in their last five games. The Nets are just out of a playoff spot.

Bucks vs. Nets - 2/9/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Milwaukee Bucks are climbing up the standings with wins in six of their last seven games. On the season, the Bucks are averaging 98.9 points on 46.7 percent shooting and are allowing 97.1 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Brandon Knight is averaging 17.9 points and 5.4 assists while Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 12 points and 6.5 rebounds. O.J. Mayo is shooting 42.2 percent from the field and Khris Middleton is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing just 40.7 percent shooting from the field and 32 percent shooting from deep in their last five games. The Bucks continue to win game with their defense, and they’ve won eight of their last 10 when allowing less than 100 points. Zaza Pachulia and Kenyon Martin are both questionable for this game with injuries.

The Nets are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Central. The Bucks are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games playing on 1 days rest and 21-9 ATS in their last 30 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record. The Nets are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

You have to really like the way the Milwaukee Bucks have been playing lately, as their defense is no joke. The Nets are just too inconsistent, especially ATS on little days off. I like the Bucks at home and the reasonable chalk. 

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