The Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks played one of the most entertaining games of this NBA season on Sunday and the two Eastern Conference contenders are right back at it Tuesday night with the Bucks favored at home on the NBA odds.
How to Bet Nets at Bucks NBA Odds & TV Info
- When: Tuesday, 7:30 PM ET
- Where: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee
- TV: TNT
- Stream: TNT app
The teams have split two meetings, which means the Bucks can clinch the season series over the Nets with a win on Tuesday night, which would be the seventh straight season the Bucks have either won or tied the season series against the Nets (6 wins, 1 tie). A win would also give Milwaukee its fifth “mini-series” sweep in its eighth and final one of the 2020-21 season. The Bucks lead the all-time series 102-75 and are 59-29 at home.
Why Bet on Brooklyn? | NBA Betting AnalysisThe Nets lost their second in a row Sunday, 117-114 at Milwaukee. Kevin Durant was terrific with 42 points and 10 rebounds. He crushed previous season-highs in shot attempts (33) and made three-pointers (7). The Bucks put a ton of pressure on KD, constantly crowding him whenever he touched the ball which resulted in five first-half turnovers, and he struggled to get his teammates involved. He also only got to the free-throw line four times. Durant nearly sent the game to OT on Brooklyn’s final possession, but his last-second three-point try fell short.
“He carried us for long stretches,” said Nets head coach Steve Nash. “I think we struggled offensively a little bit, just from our timing, our connectivity. We got a little stagnant. We probably tried to go one-on-one too often, but he kept us in the game offensively at different times. Kevin’s Kevin. One of the best to ever do it.”
Kyrie Irving had 20 points, seven rebounds and six assists in the loss. DeAndre Jordan added 10 points and 11 rebounds. Blake Griffin shifted back to the bench today with Kevin Durant (hamstring) back in action, and he finished with 11 points, seven rebounds, one assist and two triples over 18 minutes.
Big man Nicolas Claxton (health and safety protocols) is traveling with the Nets but will remain out “at least a week,” according to Nash. James Harden (strained right hamstring) is “still a ways away” from returning to the Nets lineup, according to Nash.
The Nets are now 19-14 on the road. Brooklyn has already clinched its second .500 or better record on the road in franchise history (23-18 in the 2012-13 season). This is the fourth time this season that the Nets will have played the same opponent in consecutive games (Atlanta on 12/30 and 1/1, and Miami on 1/23 and 1/25) and the second time they’ll have done so on the road (Brooklyn played the Cavs twice in a row in Cleveland on 1/20 and 1/22).
Why Bet on Milwaukee? | NBA Betting AnalysisGiannis Antetokounmpo scored a season-high 49 points in Sunday’s win, marking the third-highest scoring game of his career. His 21 field goals made were a career high and are tied for the most in the NBA this season while his 36 field goal attempts were also a career-high. Antetokounmpo is shooting 37% from three while his season three-point field goal percentage (.313) is now the second highest of his career and is the best since his rookie campaign.
Khris Middleton scored 20+ points for the third straight game as he put up 26 points with 11 rebounds, six assists and two steals on Sunday. It was Middleton’s 10th double-double of the season (most in a season in his career) and just the fifth time he’s tallied a 25/10/5 game in his career. Middleton is one of only five players in the league averaging 20 points, five rebounds and five assists a game while shooting better than 40% from three this season (K. Durant, P. George, N. Jokic, J. Randle).
Jrue Holiday had 18 points, five rebounds and four assists. He helped hold Kyrie Irving to just 8-of-21 shooting. Backup point guard Jeff Teague exited Sunday’s win due to an abdominal strain. Teague came off the bench Sunday and recorded two points (1-3 FG, 0-1 3Pt) and two rebounds in 11 minutes prior to his departure.
Top reserve Bobby Portis didn’t play due to illness. Portis was ruled out less than 30 minutes prior to tipoff after he had not appeared on the team’s injury report. Not only are the Bucks one of the top offensives in the NBA this season, but their scoring average of 119.3 points per game is currently the highest scoring average in the Bucks’ 53-season history.
The Bucks are now a season-high 16 games over .500 at 40-24. Tuesday marks final time this season where the Bucks will play the same team in consecutive games. In the previous seven times Milwaukee has taken on the same opponent in back-to-back games this season, it has swept four of the mini-series, split two, and was swept once.
- Bucks 122, Nets 118
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