Brooklyn Nets vs Milwaukee Bucks: Eastern Conference Semifinals Game 1 Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights, and Trends for June 5, 2021

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BetMGM Sep 24, 2021, 12:04 AM

The Brooklyn Nets (48-24, 4-1) are 4.5-point favorites heading into Game 1 of the second round of the NBA Playoffs against the Milwaukee Bucks (46-26, 4-0) at Barclays Center on Saturday, starting at 7:30 PM ET on TNT. The point total is set at 238.5 in the matchup.

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Nets vs Bucks Betting Information
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
Nets-4.5-110-110238.5-115-105

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Point Total Insights

  • In Brooklyn's matchups this season, the Nets and their opponents have exceeded Saturday's total of 238.5 points 28 times (36.4% of opportunities).
  • In 43.4% of Milwaukee's games this season (33 of 76), the total points scored was greater than Saturday's 238.5-point over/under.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 238.9 points per game, 0.4 points more than the point total of 238.5 for this matchup.
  • These two teams surrender a combined 227.3 points per game, 11.2 points less than this contest's over/under.
  • On average, the over/under in Nets games is 5.7 points fewer than the over/under of 238.5 points in this contest.
  • The over/under for this contest is 5.1 points more than the average over/under in Bucks' games this season (233.4 points).

Nets Betting Data

  • Brooklyn has covered the spread half of the time this season, going 36-36 ATS.
  • When they are at least 4.5-point favorites, the Nets have a record ATS of 16-27.
  • Brooklyn has gone over the point total the majority of the time, in 40 of 72 games (55.6%).

Nets Key Players

  • James Harden leads the Nets in both rebounds (7.9 per game) and assists (10.8 per game).
  • Brooklyn's scoring leader is Kevin Durant, who racks up 26.9 points per game.
  • The Nets are led by Joe Harris from long distance. He makes 3.1 shots from deep per game.
  • Kyrie Irving leads the team with 1.4 steals per game. Nicolas Claxton collects 1.3 blocks a game to pace Brooklyn.

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Nets Last 10 Games

Nets Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalNets MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
6/1/2021Celtics123-109 BKNYesHome-12.5236.5--PlayoffsYesUnder
5/30/2021Celtics141-126 BKNYesAway-16.5248.5-25001050PlayoffsNoOver
5/28/2021Celtics125-119 BOSNoAway+6.5235.5375-500PlayoffsYesOver
5/25/2021Celtics130-108 BKNYesHome-24.5244.5--PlayoffsNoUnder
5/22/2021Celtics104-93 BKNYesHome-9.5194.5-30001300PlayoffsYesOver
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
9-16-44-6-0231.6121.3110.3-0.233.5%

Nets Injuries

Nets:Jeff Green: Out (Foot),Spencer Dinwiddie: Out For Season (ACL),Alize Johnson: Day To Day (Ankle)

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Bucks Betting Data

  • Milwaukee has failed to cover the spread in more than half of its outings, going 30-46 ATS.
  • When they are at least 4.5-point underdogs, the Bucks have not fared well, going 24-33 against the spread.
  • Milwaukee and its opponents have hit the over in more than half of their matchups this year -- 46 of 76 (60.5%).

Bucks Key Players

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo collects 28.1 points and 11.0 rebounds per game for the Bucks, making him the leading scorer and rebounder on the squad.
  • Jrue Holiday's assist statline paces Milwaukee; he dishes out 6.1 assists per game.
  • Bryn Forbes is the top scorer from deep for the Bucks, hitting 2.2 threes per game.
  • Milwaukee's leader in steals is Holiday with 1.6 per game, and its leader in blocks is Brook Lopez with 1.5 per game.

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Bucks Last 10 Games

Bucks Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalBucks MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/29/2021Heat120-103 MILYesAway-8.5234.5-900600PlayoffsYesUnder
5/27/2021Heat113-84 MILYesAway-21.5200.5--PlayoffsYesUnder
5/24/2021Heat132-98 MILYesHome-24.5235.5-100003000PlayoffsYesUnder
5/22/2021Heat109-107 MILYesHome-3.5204.5-275225PlayoffsNoOver
5/16/2021Bulls118-112 CHINoAway+3.5219.5150-185Regular SeasonNoOver
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
8-23-76-4-0236.2123113.2+9.941.4%

Bucks Injuries

Bucks:Donte DiVincenzo: Out For Season (Foot)

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