Milwaukee Bucks vs Brooklyn Nets: Eastern Conference Semifinals Game 6 Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights, and Trends for June 17, 2021

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BetMGM Jul 20, 2021, 4.10 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks (46-26, 6-3) are 5.5-point favorites heading into a decisive Game 6 of the second round of the NBA Playoffs against the Brooklyn Nets (48-24, 7-3) at Fiserv Forum on Thursday, starting at 8:30 PM ET on ESPN. The Nets lead the series 3-2. The matchup's over/under is set at 220.5.

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Bucks vs Nets Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Bucks -5.5 -110 -110 220.5 -115 -105

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Point Total Insights

  • Milwaukee's games this year have gone over the point total for Thursday's matchup total (220.5 points) in 74.1% of opportunities (60 out of 81 matchups).
  • In 73.2% of Brooklyn's games this season (60 of 82), the total points scored was greater than Thursday's 220.5-point over/under.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 236.8 points per game, 16.3 points more than the total of 220.5 for this contest.
  • This game's total is 5.5 fewer points than the 226 these two teams combine to allow per game in 2020-21.
  • The Bucks have seen a 231.7 average over/under in their games this season, 11.2 points more than the over/under in this contest.
  • A difference of 10.7 points separates the average total points bet in Nets' games (231.2 points) and this matchup's over/under (220.5 points).

Bucks Betting Data

  • Milwaukee has a losing 31-50 record against the spread this year.
  • The Bucks have not fared well as a 5.5-point favorite, going 23-31 against the spread when favored by at least 5.5 points.
  • Milwaukee usually hits the over, eclipsing the point total in 46 of 81 games (56.8%).

Bucks Key Players

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo leads the Bucks in points and rebounds. He averages 28.1 points per game while adding 11.0 rebounds.
  • Milwaukee's assists leader is Jrue Holiday, who dishes out 6.1 per game.
  • Bryn Forbes is the top three-point shooter for the Bucks, hitting 2.2 per game.
  • Holiday leads the team with 1.6 steals per game. Brook Lopez collects 1.5 blocks an outing to pace Milwaukee.

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Bucks Last 10 Games

Bucks Last Five Games
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Bucks Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
6/15/2021 Nets 114-108 BKN Yes Away -1.5 226.5 -145 120 Playoffs No Under
6/13/2021 Nets 107-96 MIL Yes Home -13.5 206.5 -10000 2200 Playoffs No Under
6/10/2021 Nets 86-83 MIL Yes Home -3.5 190.5 -200 165 Playoffs No Under
6/7/2021 Nets 125-86 BKN No Away +22.5 218.5 2200 -10000 Playoffs No Under
6/5/2021 Nets 115-107 BKN No Away +18.5 228.5 - - Playoffs Yes Under
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
6-4 4-6 2-8-0 212.3 108 104.3 +8 36.3%

Bucks Injuries

Bucks: Donte DiVincenzo: Out For Season (Foot), Jordan Nwora: Out (Thigh)

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Nets Betting Data

  • Brooklyn has a 40-37 record against the spread, covering in 51.9% of their matchups.
  • When they are at least 5.5-point underdogs, the Nets have not fared well, going 15-26 against the spread.
  • Brooklyn and its opponents have hit the over in more than half of their games this year -- 40 of 77 (51.9%).

Nets Key Players

  • James Harden racks up 7.9 rebounds and 10.8 assists per game, placing him atop the Nets' rebound and assists leaderboards.
  • Brooklyn's Kevin Durant scores 26.9 points, 7.1 rebounds and 5.6 assists per game, making him the top scorer on the squad.
  • Joe Harris is dependable from deep and leads the Nets with 3.1 made threes per game.
  • Kyrie Irving (1.4 steals per game) is the steal leader for Brooklyn while Nicolas Claxton (1.3 blocks per game) is the block leader.

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Nets Last 10 Games

Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Nets Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
6/15/2021 Bucks 114-108 BKN No Home +1.5 226.5 120 -145 Playoffs Yes Under
6/13/2021 Bucks 107-96 MIL No Away +13.5 206.5 2200 -10000 Playoffs Yes Under
6/10/2021 Bucks 86-83 MIL No Away +3.5 190.5 165 -200 Playoffs Yes Under
6/7/2021 Bucks 125-86 BKN Yes Home -22.5 218.5 -10000 2200 Playoffs Yes Under
6/5/2021 Bucks 115-107 BKN Yes Home -18.5 228.5 - - Playoffs No Under
Nets Last 10 Games
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
7-3 7-3 3-7-0 220.5 115 105.5 -1.6 32.3%

Nets Injuries

Nets: Kyrie Irving: Out (Ankle), Spencer Dinwiddie: Out (Knee)

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