Milwaukee Bucks (28-23) at Brooklyn Nets (19-34)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 12:00 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets +4.5 -- Over/Under: 209 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Milwaukee Bucks and Brooklyn Nets meet Sunday in NBA action at the Barclays Center.
The Milwaukee Bucks look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 104.6 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 105.1 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 28.3 points and 10.4 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 20.2 points and 4.3 assists. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and Jabari Parker is grabbing three rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.7 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have lost four of their last six road games.
The Brooklyn Nets need a win here after losing five of their last six games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 105.1 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 108.7 points on 45.8 percent shooting. D'Angelo Russell is averaging 16.8 points and 4.3 assists while Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is averaging 14.3 points and 6.5 rebounds. Spencer Dinwiddie is the third double-digit scorer and DeMarre Carroll is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have lost six of their last eight home games.
The Bucks are 19-39-2 ATS in their last 60 games playing on 1 days rest, 3-11 ATS in their last 14 Sunday games and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Nets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games, 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bucks are 12-3-1 ATS in the last 16 meetings in Brooklyn, 22-7-1 ATS in the last 30 meetings and the favorite is 20-8-1 ATS in the last 29 meetings.
The Milwaukee Bucks are about as healthy as they've been all season and are starting to find their groove a bit with wins in five of their last six. The Brooklyn Nets are back in one of those funks where they can't finish games and are being outscored by 10 points in their last five games. The Bucks have also won each of the last nine meetings against the Nets. I have to side with the better and more consistent team and reasonable chalk.