Heading into the restart of the NBA, there really was no way to know how players would react to the admittedly strange experience of playing in the bubble. There are some players who thrive when playing in front of a packed crowd, but who may have a tougher time doing the same in an empty arena, no matter how hard teams try to pipe in crowd noise and make it feel like a home court experience. Let’s find out how these teams arrive to this Nets Vs Bucks showdown so you can make your bets against their NBA odds.
NBA Betting – Brooklyn Nets Vs Milwaukee Bucks Game Preview
Yes, teams are still listed as home and away in the return, and while there are some things being done to make it feel that way, you simply cannot replicate what it’s like to play in your own building with your fans going crazy. It’s still really too early to see what impact this is having on each team, especially when you have a few who have already punched their playoff ticket and secured their seeding. That is the case with the Milwaukee Bucks, who will be in as the “home” team in their Tuesday afternoon tilt with the Brooklyn Nets. At the time of writing, there were no odds on the board for this one, so be sure to check back in later.
Why bet on the Brooklyn Nets
This is an important game for the Brooklyn Nets, as it may well serve as a preview of what is to come in the playoffs. As it stands at the moment, the Nets are occupying the #8 seed in the Eastern Conference, which would mean an opening round series versus the Bucks. With a 7 ½ game lead on the Wizards, who they just beat, in the #9 spot, it is looking less and less likely that the Nets will get sucked into a play in game, but they do still have a shot at moving up to #7, as they are just a half game back of Orlando Magic. The bad news is that the Nets have just 2 wins in their last 16 meetings with Milwaukee and have covered just once in the last 5 against them. 5 of the last 6 games with the Bucks as the home team went the way of the OVER.
Why bet on the Milwaukee Bucks
It has been an up and down start to life in the bubble for the Milwaukee Bucks, who have gone 1-1 in their 2 games thus far. In fairness to Milwaukee, they had a tougher schedule than most, which can’t be easy when you have been inactive for months. On the plus side, Milwaukee took care of a potential Eastern Conference contender in their first game back, downing the Boston Celtics 119-112. They followed that with a bit of a surprise loss to the Houston Rockets, losing 120-116 in what was a very entertaining game of basketball. The Bucks are now 1-4 ATS in their last 5 but are also 7-0 ATS in their last 7 home games. They are playing with the “home” designation in this one.
- When: Tuesday, August 4 at 1:30 PM EST
- Where: Wide World of Sports, Orlando
- Nets Vs Bucks Live: NBATV
- Total: O/U 230.5
- Spread: +/-18.5
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
The Bucks are going to want to bounce back after a tough loss to the Rockets, which may be bad news for the Nets. I’m looking at a comfortable win for Milwaukee.
Pick: Brooklyn Nets 98 Milwaukee Bucks 117