The Milwaukee Bucks (47-18) open up as -13.0 point favorites at the Fiserv Forum for a matchup against the Brooklyn Nets (37-28) on Thursday. The Brooklyn Nets enter the game ranked sixth in the Eastern Conference, five spots behind leaders Milwaukee Bucks. The Milwaukee Bucks are the big favorites to snatch the win on the moneyline. Considering how strongly the oddsmakers rate their chances against the Brooklyn Nets, the home crowd will be anything but impressed if they somehow slip up at the Fiserv Forum.
Form Milwaukee Bucks
The home crowd has had a lot to cheer about at the Fiserv Forum recently. The Milwaukee Bucks have claimed nine wins in ten home games straight up, with their last match ending in a 134-123 triumph over the Orlando Magic.
Heading into Thursday’s match, the Milwaukee Bucks have been nothing special in their offensive production, clocking in at an average of 115.8 points per contest. Defensively, the hosts have restricted opponents to 111.7 points per game on average and 111.6 points in their own arena.
Last season’s Conference semi-finalists are on the cusp of another playoff berth. The Milwaukee Bucks have had an impressive 47-18 regular season so far, ranking top of both the Eastern Conference and Central Division standings.
The Milwaukee Bucks enter their latest game with 4 players sidelined: Jrue Holiday, Wesley Matthews, Goran Dragic, Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Form Brooklyn Nets
Form is strong for the Brooklyn Nets, who beat Houston Rockets by a 96-118 scoreline last time out, thereby extending their winning streak to three matches. Their overall regular season record is now 37-28 and 18-16 on the road.
The Brooklyn Nets are scoring 113.6 points on average in the NBA this season and 112.9 points on the road. Defensively, the away team has restricted opponents to 109.4 points on average in the last five matches. This is an improvement on the 112.6 points allowed per game for the season.
The Brooklyn Nets look set for another round in the playoffs following a 37-28 season. Last year, the visitors clinched a postseason berth but failed to go deep, suffering a first-round exit. They currently rank sixth in the Eastern Conference and fourth in the Atlantic Division.
Royce O’Neale, Cameron Johnson, Ben Simmons, and Nicolas Claxton are all carrying injuries going into the latest Brooklyn Nets game.
In their last matchup, the Milwaukee Bucks emerged victorious with a score of 104-118 against the Brooklyn Nets. The game took place at the Barclays Center on March 2023. Given the past 10-game record of this series, it’s no surprise the Milwaukee Bucks are the ones that are favored. They went 6-4 against the Brooklyn Nets, winning eight out of the ten times they’ve played at home.
The Milwaukee Bucks tallied 112.5 points on average per game from their ten most recent head-to-head games against the Brooklyn Nets. The latter managed an average of 109.5 points in comparison.
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- Moneyline (ML): Brooklyn Nets (+650) | Milwaukee Bucks (-1000)
- Against the spread (ATS): Brooklyn Nets +13.0 (-110) | Milwaukee Bucks -13.0 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 231.0 (-110) | (-110)
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Take the Milwaukee Bucks to win (1.10) on the moneyline.
The Milwaukee Bucks come into Thursday’s matchup with an impressive two-game winning streak. When they play at Fiserv Forum, they usually shine, with nine of their last ten home games resulting in a victory. The moneyline odds of -1000 imply a 91% chance of them continuing their success at home. Despite being seen as the underdog with +650 moneyline odds, the Brooklyn Nets should feel confident about their chances due to their impressive two-game win streak on the road, as well as their most recent victory against the Houston Rockets, which ended 96-118.
Take the Milwaukee Bucks on the moneyline. They’re in exceptional form, going 9-1 in their most recent outings. In our eyes, this gives the hosts an edge over a struggling Brooklyn Nets, who have only gone 4-6 in comparison.
Against the Spread
Betting on the Brooklyn Nets +13.0 (1.91) is our favorite play for this matchup.
The Milwaukee Bucks are the 13-point favorites over the Brooklyn Nets, according to the oddsmakers. If the hosts hold that to be true, they could well be on their way to one of the biggest victories on Thursday. They were victorious in three out of their last five home encounters in this series. The average margin of victory was 12.7 points.
This season, the Milwaukee Bucks have gone 38-24-3 ATS in all games. Their record at the Fiserv Forum is 20-12-1 ATS. In terms of covering the spread, the Milwaukee Bucks have been a safe bet recently. They have covered the spread in their last two outings, going 4-1 ATS in their last five matchups in all.
The Brooklyn Nets have gone three games straight covering the spread. Their record for the season is 35-30 ATS. The Brooklyn Nets have been successful in covering the spread in the last three games, making their overall record 4-6 ATS in their last ten matchups.
Total under 231.0 (1.91) is how we’d bet.
Judging by a points average of 222 points from the last ten matchups of this series, the total should land somewhere between 218 and 222 points for the latest encounter between the Milwaukee Bucks and Brooklyn Nets.
For this latest showdown, the total line is available at 231.0. This is 23.6 points higher than the combined 207.4-point average the Milwaukee Bucks and the Brooklyn Nets put up in their last five meetings. Betting on the Under in the total market returns odds of -110.
The Milwaukee Bucks have gone 31-33 O/U for the season. The total went over in four of their last five games. The total has gone over in no less than four of the last five home contests. In all, the Milwaukee Bucks are 6-4 O/U across their past 10 home and away games combined.
The Brooklyn Nets have a 29-35 O/U record for the season. Their last three games ended up below the total. The last five road games involving the Brooklyn Nets failed to surpass the total three times, averaging 233.6 points per game.