Milwaukee Bucks at Brooklyn Nets - 6/15/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Brooklyn Nets (54-27) vs Milwaukee Bucks (52-28)
Game Info: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 8:30 pm (Barclays Center)
Betting Odds: Brooklyn Nets +3 -- Over/Under: 218.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Milwaukee Bucks and Brooklyn Nets meet Tuesday in Game 5 of the NBA Playoffs Semifinals at the Barclays Center. The Bucks look for a third straight win to take a 3-2 series lead. The Nets look to keep the trend alive with the home team winning every game this series.
The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 107.5 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 101.4 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 26.6 points and 13.5 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 21.3 points and 3.9 assists. Jrue Holiday is the third double-digit scorer and Brook Lopez is grabbing 7.5 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 30 percent from beyond the arc and 68.6 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 54.5 rebounds per game.
The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 115.1 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 105.2 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 31.3 points and 3.8 assists while James Harden is averaging 23.2 points and 6.2 rebounds. Kyrie Irving is the third double-digit scorer and Joe Harris is dishing 1.8 assists. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 40 percent from beyond the arc and 89.4 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.3 rebounds per game.
The Bucks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Nets are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 home games and 20-8 ATS in their last 28 games overall. The under is 4-0 in Bucks last 4 overall. The under is 5-0 in Nets last 5 overall. The Bucks are 16-5-1 ATS in the last 22 meetings in Brooklyn and 30-14-1 ATS in the last 45 meetings.
It's kind of surprising this line isn't steeper than what it is. Kyrie has already been ruled out and I highly doubt Harden returns given his constant hamstring issues this season. As good as Durant is, he's only one guy and not capable of doing everything himself. The Bucks defense will load up on Durant and force the rest of the Nets to find offense. The Bucks also have their swagger back from the three point line. Injuries have created an opening for the Bucks to make their second conference final in three years. I'll lay the bucket.