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2021 NBA Handicapping
(43-22) Brooklyn Nets vs. Milwaukee Bucks (40-24)
Date: Tuesday, May 4th
Time: 7:30 PM EST
Venue: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Bucks -2
NBA Betting Total: 241.5
Tuesday, May 4th finds the Brooklyn Nets and the Milwaukee Bucks meeting for the third and final time this season. The initial meeting occurred on January 18th with the Nets winning 125-123. The recent match of May 3rd was won by the Bucks 117-114.
The winner of this game will determine the tiebreaker between the clubs. The caveat is the Bucks lead the Central Division but the 76ers currently are leading the Atlantic Division which could factor in the event of the teams tying at season end because division winners are the first tiebreaker.
The Bucks hold the all-time record between the clubs with 103 wins in 178 meetings. Because of the pandemic, the clubs only faced each other twice last season, with each team taking one contest.
Two of the three Big 3 and many of the players who the Nets had been missing were back to play the Bucks on Sunday.
Kevin Durant delivered and considering the one player still out (James Harden) would provide another obvious offensive component there isn’t much weight that can be given to the 117-114 loss.
The positive takeaway was KD produced a double-double of 42 points and 10 rebounds in his fourth game back (he sat out the second night of the back-to-back versus Portland).
Kyrie Irving registered 20 points, seven rebounds, six assists, and two steals but struggled (6 of 21).
DeAndre Jordan netted a double-double (10 points, 11 rebounds) while Landry Shamet (17) and Blake Griffin (11) added double-digit scoring.
James Harden (hamstring)will miss his 15th game, Chris Chiozza (hand surgery) is out and Spencer Dinwiddie (knee) is lost for the season.
After the game, Giannis Antetokounmpo wasn’t impressed by his 49 points, eight rebounds, four assists, and two blocks. Rather, the reigning MVP was more impressed with the system the Bucks were playing and how the game is slowing down for him.
In truth, GA knows nothing matters if the Bucks don’t reach the NBA Finals after two consecutive seasons of missing them when Milwaukee owned the best record in the NBA but lost to the teams who went on to represent the East (Raptors, Heat).
His new running mates also delivered in the victory versus Brooklyn with Khris Middleton dropping a double-double of 26 points and 11 rebounds while Jrue Holiday scored 18 points and filled up the stat sheet.
Holiday’s greater contribution though was his defense on Kyrie Irving who was held to 8 of 21. Granted, once Harden is back there are decisions to be made with regard to defending both Irving and Harden which means Middleton will need to cover one presumably.
Jeff Teague (abdominal) left the match Sunday while Bobby Portis (stomach illness) and Axel Toupane (oblique) were out. All three are day-to-day.
- The Bucks are 6-4 in their last 10 head to head meetings
- The Bucks are 6-4 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- The Nets are 8-4 ATS in their last 12 games.
- The total has gone under in 5 of Brooklyn’s last 7 games.
Free Brooklyn Nets vs. Milwaukee Bucks NBA Prediction:
Antetokounmpo will keep saying these games don’t matter publicly but he is extremely competitive and wants to plant seeds of doubt in the Nets’ minds.
The bigger question is whether Mike Budenholzer will mix things up to put Middleton or DiVincenzo on Irving more in order to prepare for the postseason or if he holds back things to retain the element of surprise.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Nets +2
NBA Free Prediction: Nets 122 – Bucks 119 (Bet Now!)
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