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 Oct 02, 2021, 2:03 AM

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
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
Bucks-5.5-110-110220.5-115-105

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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
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalBucks MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
6/15/2021Nets114-108 BKNYesAway-1.5226.5-145120PlayoffsNoUnder
6/13/2021Nets107-96 MILYesHome-13.5206.5-100002200PlayoffsNoUnder
6/10/2021Nets86-83 MILYesHome-3.5190.5-200165PlayoffsNoUnder
6/7/2021Nets125-86 BKNNoAway+22.5218.52200-10000PlayoffsNoUnder
6/5/2021Nets115-107 BKNNoAway+18.5228.5--PlayoffsYesUnder
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
6-44-62-8-0212.3108104.3+836.3%

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

DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalNets MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
6/15/2021Bucks114-108 BKNNoHome+1.5226.5120-145PlayoffsYesUnder
6/13/2021Bucks107-96 MILNoAway+13.5206.52200-10000PlayoffsYesUnder
6/10/2021Bucks86-83 MILNoAway+3.5190.5165-200PlayoffsYesUnder
6/7/2021Bucks125-86 BKNYesHome-22.5218.5-100002200PlayoffsYesUnder
6/5/2021Bucks115-107 BKNYesHome-18.5228.5--PlayoffsNoUnder
Nets Last 10 Games
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
7-37-33-7-0220.5115105.5-1.632.3%

Nets Injuries

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

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