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

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
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Nets -4.5 -110 -110 238.5 -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
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Nets Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
6/1/2021 Celtics 123-109 BKN Yes Home -12.5 236.5 Playoffs Yes Under
5/30/2021 Celtics 141-126 BKN Yes Away -16.5 248.5 -2500 1050 Playoffs No Over
5/28/2021 Celtics 125-119 BOS No Away +6.5 235.5 375 -500 Playoffs Yes Over
5/25/2021 Celtics 130-108 BKN Yes Home -24.5 244.5 Playoffs No Under
5/22/2021 Celtics 104-93 BKN Yes Home -9.5 194.5 -3000 1300 Playoffs Yes Over
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
9-1 6-4 4-6-0 231.6 121.3 110.3 -0.2 33.5%

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
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Bucks Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/29/2021 Heat 120-103 MIL Yes Away -8.5 234.5 -900 600 Playoffs Yes Under
5/27/2021 Heat 113-84 MIL Yes Away -21.5 200.5 Playoffs Yes Under
5/24/2021 Heat 132-98 MIL Yes Home -24.5 235.5 -10000 3000 Playoffs Yes Under
5/22/2021 Heat 109-107 MIL Yes Home -3.5 204.5 -275 225 Playoffs No Over
5/16/2021 Bulls 118-112 CHI No Away +3.5 219.5 150 -185 Regular Season No Over
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
8-2 3-7 6-4-0 236.2 123 113.2 +9.9 41.4%

Bucks Injuries

Bucks:

Donte DiVincenzo: Out For Season (Foot)

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