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Brooklyn Nets vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 1/18/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

Game
Milwaukee Bucks at Brooklyn Nets
Date & Time Saturday January 18, 2020, 6:00 PM (EST)
Location
Barclays Center
Brooklyn, NY
The Line
MIL -8.0 . Total 231.5
TV Channel
Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

The Milwaukee Bucks are on the road for a clash with the Brooklyn Nets.  The Bucks are (37-6), coming off a 128-123 win over the Boston Celtics.  The Nets are (18-22), coming off a 117-106 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.  

In the Bucks win over the Celtics, Milwaukee was guided on offense by Giannis Antetokounmpo.  Antetokounmpo secured a double-double, finishing with 32 points, 17 rebounds, and 7 assists.  The Bucks shot 49% from the floor and 52% from 3-point rage.  This was an evenly matched game, but the Bucks were able to out score Boston from the foul line, 26 to 22.

In the Nets loss to the 76ers, Brooklyn was led throughout the game by Spencer Dinwiddie.  Dinwiddie was 8 of 16 from the floor, hitting 7 foul shots, totaling 26 points and 8 assists.  The Nets shot 44% from the floor and 48% from deep.  Brooklyn struggled defensively, allowing Philadelphia to make 51% from the floor.  The Nets were out scored in the paint, 62 to 46.

Recent Betting Trends:

Bucks are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games.

Bucks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games against Brooklyn.

The under is 6-3 in Bucks last 9 Atlantic division games.

Nets are 2-9 ATS in their last 11games.

Nets are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 home games.

The over is 6-3 in Nets last 9 games.

The Bucks have won 5 in a row, while the Nets have lost 2 in a row.  Kyrie Irving has stated the Nets don't have the pieces right now, hearing that makes one think their is trouble in the locker room.  How do certain players respond and react to comments like that.  The Nets aren't really sure what their identity is at this point, so I'll side with the Bucks to keep on rolling.  Final score prediction, Bucks will win and cover, 117-105.

 

Pick:
MILWAUKEE BUCKS -8.0
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