Date/Time: 04-06-2019, 17:00 EDT
Spread: Milwaukee Bucks -8.5
In this all-Eastern showdown between two squads sitting within the playoff places of the conference, the 7th Brooklyn Nets, looking to end their current small losing streak, are visiting the first Milwaukee Bucks, who on the other hand want to extend a small winning streak of their own.
Nets are 39-40 so far in the league and are tied with Orlando on the 7th place of the Eastern Conference. They are 1-4 in their last 5 games and in their latest matchup they got defeated by Toronto at home, 105-115. Bucks are 59-20 so far in the league and have clinched the top place of the whole league. They are 6-1 in their last 7 games and in their latest matchup they were victorious against Philadelphia on the road, 128-122.
Top Basketball BookmakersBrooklyn are led in scoring by D’Angelo Russell with 21.1 ppg. He also leads the team in assists made with 6.9 per game, while Spencer Dinwiddie follows with 17.1 ppg, adding 4.6 assists per game. Joe Harris adds 13.6 ppg and 3.8 rebounds per game. Milwaukee are led in scoring by Giannis Antetokounmpo with 27.7 ppg. He also leads the team both in rebounding with 12.5 and in assists made with 5.9 per game, while Kris Middleton follows with 18.1 ppg, adding 6.1 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game. Eric Bledsoe adds 15.8 ppg, 4.6 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game.
Milwaukee lead Brooklyn 3-0 wins so far this season and they have won the only home game with a 129-115 score. Milwaukee are 32-6 at home, while Brooklyn are 17-22 on the road. Milwaukee have both a better offense with 118.1 ppg to Brooklyn’s 112 and a better defense, allowing 108.8 ppg to Brooklyn’s 112.6. Bucks also have a better accuracy from the field (47.6% to 44.9%), while both squads have almost the same accuracy from behind the arc (35.3% to 35.2%). Milwaukee are better all across the board, including fewer turnovers (13.2 to 14.5), rebounding (49.6 to 46.3) and assists per game (26.1 to 23.8). Milwaukee even without incentive are the favorite at home and pick them for an easy win by more than 9 points.
Brooklyn Nets vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction: Milwaukee Bucks -8.5 (-108)