Milwaukee Bucks at Brooklyn Nets - 6/19/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Brooklyn Nets (55-28) vs Milwaukee Bucks (53-29)
Game Info: Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 8:30 pm (Barclays Center)
Betting Odds: Brooklyn Nets PK -- Over/Under: 215 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Milwaukee Bucks and Brooklyn Nets meet Saturday in Game 7 of the NBA Playoffs Semifinals at the Barclays Center. The Bucks will make their second conference final in the last three years with a win here. The Nets will advance to their first conference final since 2002-03 with a victory here.
The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 107.2 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 101.4 points on 43 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 27.7 points and 13.7 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 23.3 points and 4.1 assists. Jrue Holiday is the third double-digit scorer and Brook Lopez is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 30.1 percent from beyond the arc and 71.1 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 52.2 rebounds per game.
The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 112.6 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 105.4 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 33 points and 4.3 assists while Kyrie Irving is averaging 22.7 points and 5.8 rebounds. James Harden is the third double-digit scorer and Joe Harris is dishing 1.5 assists. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 38.9 percent from beyond the arc and 87.2 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.3 rebounds per game.
The Bucks are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Nets are 14-3 ATS in their last 17 home games and 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The under is 5-0-1 in Bucks last 6 overall. The under is 6-0-1 in Nets last 7 overall. The Bucks are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Brooklyn and 31-15-1 ATS in the last 47 meetings.
The Bucks should probably be favored given their health, but I just don't trust them in big moments or their head coach. I need to see this team finally get over the hump. The Nets have the best player on the court and Harden is slowly showing signs of progress. Also, home teams have won game sevens nearly 80 percent of the time. In a pick em contest, I'm going to lean toward the home team with the best player.