Brooklyn Nets (54-26) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (51-28)
June 13, 2021 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks +2; Over/Under: 228.5
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The Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks meet Sunday in Game 4 of the NBA Playoffs Semifinals at the Fiserv Forum. The Nets look to take control of this series with a win and 3-1 lead. The Bucks look for back-to-back wins to even up the series at 2-2.
The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 117.5 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 105 points on 43 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 31.8 points and 3.6 assists while Kyrie Irving is averaging 24.1 points and 5.9 rebounds. James Harden is the third double-digit scorer and Joe Harris is dishing 1.9 assists. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 41.1 percent from beyond the arc and 90.7 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 31 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.4 rebounds per game.
The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 107.6 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 102.1 points on 42 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 25.6 points and 13.7 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 21.6 points and 3.3 assists. Jrue Holiday is the third double-digit scorer and Brook Lopez is grabbing seven rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 29.2 percent from beyond the arc and 69.1 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 56.3 rebounds per game.
The Nets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 20-7 ATS in their last 27 games overall. The Bucks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The under is 4-0 in Nets last 4 overall. The under is 4-1 in Bucks last 5 overall. The Nets are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Nets have been the better team this series and you can argue they should have won game three as well. However, the Bucks got a confidence boost with a victory and at some point the outside shots are going to fall. There’s no way one of the better three point shooting teams in the league can continue to shoot below 20 percent for the series. I still like the Nets to advance, but there’s value with the free bucket and the Bucks at home. That’s where I lean in game 4.