Bucks vs. Nets - 4/12/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Brooklyn Nets (37-42) at Milwaukee Bucks (39-40)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 3:00 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -2 -- Over/Under: 196.5 See the Latest Odds
The Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks meet Sunday afternoon at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
The Brooklyn Nets look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. On the season, the Nets are averaging 98.5 points on 45.3 percent shooting and are allowing 101 point son 45.4 percent shooting. Brook Lopez is averaging 17.3 points and 7.4 rebounds while Joe Johnson is averaging 14.5 points and 3.7 assists. Thaddeus Young is grabbing 5.7 rebounds and Deron Williams is dishing 6.6 assists. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 48.7 percent from the field and 40.4 percent from deep in their last five games. The Nets can get one step closer to clinching a playoff spot with a victory, as they’re currently the eighth seed. The Nets have won six of their last nine road games.
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The Milwaukee Bucks look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, the Bucks are averaging 97.7 points on 45.8 percent shooting and are allowing 97.6 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Michael Carter-Williams is averaging 13.8 points and 5.7 assists while Khris Middleton is averaging 13.3 points and 4.5 rebounds. Giannis Antetokounmpo is grabbing 6.7 rebounds and O.J. Mayo is dishing 2.8 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 47.3 percent from the field in their last five games but have lost four of their last six when topping 100 points. The Bucks all but clinch the sixth seed in the East with a victory. The Bucks have lost three of their last four home games.
The Nets are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games. The Bucks are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 Sunday games and 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss. The Nets are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Milwaukee and 4-16-1 ATS in the last 21 meetings overall.
The Bucks are looking to build some confidence heading into the playoffs, and they haven't lost many back-to-back games against the spread. In a toss-up game, give me the home team.