Milwaukee Bucks vs. Brooklyn Nets - 10/29/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Brooklyn Nets (1-1) at Milwaukee Bucks (0-1)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -7 -- Over/Under: 208.5 See the Latest Odds
The Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks square off in a NBA game Saturday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
The Brooklyn Nets look for back-to-back victories after beating the Indiana Pacers Friday night at home. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 110 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 108 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Jeremy Lin is averaging 19.5 points and six assists while Brook Lopez is averaging 16 points and five rebounds. Sean Kilpatrick is the third double-digit scorer and Justin Hamilton is grabbing 8.5 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 32.5 percent from beyond the arc and 82.5 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have lost 13 straight road games. Randy Foye is doubtful with a hamstring injury.
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The Milwaukee Bucks look for their first victory of the year after losing the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 96 points on 42.4 percent shooting and allowing 107 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 31 points and nine rebounds while Greg Monroe is averaging 14 points and 10 rebounds. Jabari Parker is the third double-digit scorer and Matthew Dellavedova is dishing three assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 18.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 30.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks look to avoid back-to-back 0-2 starts to the season.
The Nets are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Central and 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Bucks are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games. The Nets are 3-9 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Milwaukee and 5-20-1 ATS in the last 26 meetings overall.
I'm not laying this type of number with a Bucks team that struggles to put the ball through the hoop. Instead, I'm siding with the under. The Nets aren't deep on talent and just played last night, while the Bucks, well, they can't score. The under should have little trouble hitting with the way both offenses play, especially when you consider the under is 8-3 in the Bucks last 11 home games.