Milwaukee Bucks (22-9) vs. Brooklyn Nets (20-12)
December 23, 2022 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Brooklyn Nets -3; Over/Under: +225
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The Milwaukee Bucks and Brooklyn Nets meet Friday in NBA action at the Barclays Center. The Milwaukee Bucks have won 6 of their last 9 games. The Brooklyn Nets have won 7 straight games.
The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 112.6 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 108.4 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 30.6 points and 11.1 rebounds, while Jrue Holiday is averaging 19.2 points and 5.2 rebounds. Bobby Portis is the third double-digit scorer and Brook Lopez is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 73.8 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.6 rebounds per game.
The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 112.7 points on 50.3 percent shooting and allowing 111.1 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 29.9 points and 5.4 assists, while Kyrie Irving is averaging 25.6 points and 4.7 rebounds. Nic Claxton is the third double-digit scorer and Royce O’Neale is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 37.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.6 rebounds per game.
The Bucks are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Nets are 12-37-2 ATS in their last 51 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Bucks last 5 overall. The over is 6-1 in Nets last 7 overall. The Bucks are 19-6-1 ATS in the last 26 meetings in Brooklyn and 36-16-1 ATS in the last 53 meetings.
The Brooklyn Nets are playing their best ball of the season right now, which includes nearly 56 percent shooting in heir last 5 games. I’m not eager to step in front of the Nets in their current form. The Milwaukee Bucks have had issues on the road, where they lose by an average of 3.4 points. The line is small. Give me the Nets.