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Brooklyn Nets vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 12/1/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Milwaukee Bucks (8-8) at Brooklyn Nets (5-12)

NBA Basketball: Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Barclays Center)

The Line: Brooklyn Nets +4.5 -- Over/Under: 217 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSWI/YES

The Milwaukee Bucks and Brooklyn Nets square off Thursday night in NBA action at the Barclays Center.

The Milwaukee Bucks look for some sort of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 102.7 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 102.2 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 22.8 points and 8.6 rebounds while Jabari Parker is averaging 18.6 points and 2.3 assists. Greg Monroe is the third double-digit scorer and Michael Beasley is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 31.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have lost four of their last six road games.

Brooklyn Nets vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 12/1/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Brooklyn Nets look for back-to-back victories to climb out of a rough 5-12 start to the NBA season. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 106.2 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 114.5 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Brook Lopez is averaging 20.3 points and 5.3 rebounds while Sean Kilpatrick is averaging 16.1 points and 2.5 assists. Jeremy Lin is the third double-digit scorer and Bojan Bogdanovic is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have lost five of their last eight home games.

The Bucks are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 road games and 7-15 ATS in their last 22 games overall. The Nets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Bucks are 11-1-1 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Brooklyn and 20-5-1 ATS in the last 26 meetings overall.

I'm not sold on the Bucks despite them finding ways to win games recently and with them coming off a victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Milwaukee is just way too up and down to trust, especially on the road. The Nets have a decent offense and the Bucks are shooting under 41 percent on the road. I'll take a shot with the Nets and the free buckets.

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Brooklyn Nets +4.5

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