Milwaukee Bucks at Brooklyn Nets
|Date & Time||Monday April 1, 2019, 7:30 PM (EDT)|
Brooklyn, New York
The Line: Brooklyn Nets +3.5 -- Over/Under:
The Milwaukee Bucks and Brooklyn Nets meet Monday in NBA action at the Barclays Center.
The Milwaukee Bucks look for a victory after winning 16 of their last 22 games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 117.5 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 108.1 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 27.4 points and 12.5 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 18.1 points and 4.3 assists. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and Brook Lopez is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49.5 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have lost five of their last seven road games.
The Brooklyn Nets look for another win after splitting their last 10 games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 112 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 112.3 points on 45.6 percent shooting. D'Angelo Russell is averaging 20.9 points and seven assists while Spencer Dinwiddie is averaging 17.3 points and 2.5 rebounds. Joe Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Caris LeVert is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.1 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have won each of their last four home games.
The Bucks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest, 18-7-2 ATS in their last 27 road games and 33-16-3 ATS in their last 52 games overall. The Nets are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Monday games, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Bucks are 14-2-1 ATS in the last 17 meetings in Brooklyn and 25-8-1 ATS in the last 34 meetings. The under is 9-4 in Nets last 13 overall. The under is 9-3 in Bucks last 12 vs. Eastern Conference.
I was burned yesterday by the Milwaukee Bucks not knowing they were going to rest pretty much their entire starting five. I guess it's the curse of posting articles the night before the game and coaches making decisions closer to game time. Anyway, I'm going to assume the Bucks are going to play the regular starters for this contest, but Antetokounmpo is questionable with an ankle injury. I'm siding with the Brooklyn Nets and the free bucket if he can't go. The Nets need to keep winning to increase their odds of clinching a playoff berth, and they've been shooting the ball very well lately. If the Bucks don't have their best player on the floor, a healthy and up tempo Nets team could take advantage of a undermanned Bucks team that played yesterday.