Milwaukee Bucks vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction, Odds, Lines, Team Props – NBA, Dec. 23

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BetMGM Betting @BETMGM Dec 23, 2022, 4:30 PM
  • The Nets (20-12) are -2.5 favorites vs. the Bucks (22-9)
  • Total (Over/Under): 229.5 points
  • Friday, December 23, 2022 at 7:30pm EST
  • Watch the game on YES & BSWI

The Milwaukee Bucks visit Barclays Center to take on the Brooklyn Nets on Friday. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30pm EST in Brooklyn.

The Nets are betting favorites in this NBA matchup, with the spread sitting at -2.5 (-110).

The Bucks vs Nets Over/Under is 229.5 total points for the game.

So far this NBA season, the Bucks are 17-12 against the spread, while the Nets are 16-16 against the spread.


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Bucks vs. Nets Odds, Over/Under & Moneyline

SpreadOver / UnderMoneyline
Milwaukee Bucks+2.5 -110O 229.5 -115+115
Brooklyn Nets -2.5 -110U 229.5 -115-140

Nets vs Bucks Prediction for Tonight’s Game:

Based on recent trends, the winning team model predicts the Nets will win Friday‘s game with 55.5% confidence.

Based on recent against-the-spread (ATS) trends, the model predicts the Nets will cover the spread for Friday‘s game with 51.0% confidence.

These predictions factor in up-to-date player injuries for both the Bucks and Nets, plus recent team & player performances and defensive & offensive matchups over the last several NBA games.


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  • The Milwaukee Bucks have covered the 1Q Spread in 54 of their last 86 games (+20.15 Units / 21% ROI)
  • The Milwaukee Bucks have hit the 1H Game Total Under in 37 of their last 54 games (+18.25 Units / 31% ROI)
  • The Milwaukee Bucks have hit the 4Q Game Total Under in 33 of their last 48 games (+16.44 Units / 31% ROI)
  • The Milwaukee Bucks have hit the 1Q Moneyline in 33 of their last 48 games (+13.00 Units / 17% ROI)
  • The Milwaukee Bucks have hit the 1H Moneyline in 59 of their last 90 games (+12.75 Units / 7% ROI)
  • The Brooklyn Nets have hit the Team Total Under in 30 of their last 44 games at home (+13.70 Units / 27% ROI)
  • The Brooklyn Nets have hit the Moneyline in 11 of their last 12 games (+11.70 Units / 33% ROI)
  • The Brooklyn Nets have hit the 2Q Game Total Over in 20 of their last 28 games (+10.63 Units / 33% ROI)
  • The Brooklyn Nets have covered the 1Q Spread in 34 of their last 56 games (+10.00 Units / 16% ROI)
  • The Brooklyn Nets have hit the 4Q Game Total Under in 32 of their last 53 games (+7.77 Units / 13% ROI)

Against the spread this NBA season, the Bucks have gone 17-12 (+3.8 Units / 11.14% ROI).

  • 22-9 against the Moneyline (+3.75 Units / 4.69% ROI)
  • 15-16 against the Over for game total points (-2.6 Units / -7.62% ROI)
  • 16-15 against the Under for game total points (-0.5 Units / -1.47% ROI)

Against the spread this NBA season, the Nets have gone 16-16 (-1.65 Units / -4.68% ROI).

  • 20-12 against the Moneyline (+0.75 Units / 1.05% ROI)
  • 15-17 against the Over for game total points (-3.7 Units / -10.51% ROI)
  • 17-15 against the Under for game total points (+0.5 Units / 1.42% ROI)
  • The Brooklyn Nets have only covered the Spread in 12 of their last 44 games at home (-23.30 Units / -48% ROI)
  • The Brooklyn Nets have only hit the Team Total Over in 36 of their last 87 games (-22.20 Units / -22% ROI)
  • The Brooklyn Nets have only covered the 4Q Spread in 37 of their last 89 games (-20.04 Units / -21% ROI)
  • The Brooklyn Nets have only covered the 2Q Spread in 35 of their last 86 games (-19.48 Units / -21% ROI)
  • The Brooklyn Nets have only covered the 3Q Spread in 14 of their last 44 games at home (-19.19 Units / -40% ROI)
  • The Milwaukee Bucks have only hit the 2Q Moneyline in 34 of their last 78 games (-30.54 Units / -26% ROI)
  • The Milwaukee Bucks have only hit the 2H Moneyline in 45 of their last 90 games (-27.15 Units / -17% ROI)
  • The Milwaukee Bucks have only hit the 4Q Game Total Over in 34 of their last 87 games (-26.38 Units / -26% ROI)
  • The Milwaukee Bucks have only hit the Moneyline in 55 of their last 87 games (-24.65 Units / -10% ROI)
  • The Milwaukee Bucks have only hit the 3Q Moneyline in 44 of their last 90 games (-24.60 Units / -18% ROI)

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Milwaukee Bucks: Keys to the Game vs. the Brooklyn Nets

The Bucks are 35-11 (.761) when allowing fewer than 10 second chance points since the start of the 2020-21 season — 2nd best among NBA teams; League Avg: .547

The Bucks are 35-23 (.603) when allowing 12 or more offensive rebounds since the start of the 2020-21 season — 7th best among NBA teams; League Avg: .505

The Bucks are 48-20 (.706) when shooting 80% or better from the free throw line since the start of the 2020-21 season — 4th best among NBA teams; League Avg: .562

The Bucks are 52-23 (.693) when scoring 15 or more second chance points since the start of the 2020-21 season — 7th best among NBA teams; League Avg: .544

Brooklyn Nets: Keys to the Game vs. the Milwaukee Bucks

The Nets are 25-13 (.641) when allowing fewer than 10 second chance points since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 9th best among NBA teams; League Avg: .547

The Nets are 44-9 (.830) when forcing an eFG of 50% or worse since the start of the 2020-21 season — 10th best among NBA teams; League Avg: .774

The Nets are 3-16 (.158) when allowing their opponent to shoot 50% or better from the field since the start of the 2021-22 season — 9th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .198

The Nets are 6-29 (.171) when their eFG is 50% or worse since the start of the 2020-21 season — 6th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .224

Injury Report: Nets vs. BucksFriday‘s Game, Dec. 23

  • Yuta Watanabe (Nets): Watanabe is questionable for Friday’s (Dec. 23) game against Milwaukee.
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (Bucks): Antetokounmpo is probable for Friday’s (Dec. 23) game against Brooklyn.
  • Khris Middleton (Bucks): Middleton is doubtful for Friday’s (Dec. 23) game against Brooklyn.

Milwaukee Bucks Offensive Stats & Trends

The Bucks have an eFG% of 52% this season — 6th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 53%

The Bucks have averaged 12.8 offensive rebounds per game (154 rebounds/12 games) this season — tied for 3rd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 10.6

The Bucks have averaged 1.16 points per shot (532 points/460 shots) on the road this season — tied for lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 1.26

The Bucks have averaged 19.8 points in the paint per game (238 points/12 games) in the first half this season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 24.8

Brooklyn Nets Offensive Stats & Trends

The Nets have averaged 1.32 points per shot (9,653 points/7,303 shots) on the road since the start of the 2020-21 season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 1.25

The Nets have made 10.5 three-pointers per game at home since the start of the 2021-22 season — tied for lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 12.5

The Nets have averaged 1.31 points per shot (1,541 points/1,175 shots) this season — tied for 8th best among NBA teams; League Avg: 1.27

The Nets averaged 116.8 points per game (8,412 points/72 games) in the 2020-21 season — 2nd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 111.8

Milwaukee Bucks Defensive Stats & Trends

The Bucks have averaged 36.6 defensive rebounds per game (3,441 rebounds/94 games) since the start of the 2021-22 season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 33.8

The Bucks have averaged 37.1 defensive rebounds per game (6,165 rebounds/166 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.1

The Bucks have averaged 38.0 defensive rebounds per game (456 rebounds/12 games) this season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 33.3

The Bucks have averaged 4.3 blocks per game (405 blocks/94 games) since the start of the 2021-22 season — tied for 6th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.7

Brooklyn Nets Defensive Stats & Trends

The Nets have averaged 32.1 defensive rebounds per game (449 rebounds/14 games) this season — 8th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 33.2

The Nets have averaged 33.2 defensive rebounds per game (3,125 rebounds/94 games) since the start of the 2021-22 season — tied for 8th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 33.8

The Nets have averaged 7.5 blocks per game (105 blocks/14 games) this season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 5.1

The Nets have averaged 6.9 steals per game (1,140 steals/166 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 7.6


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