Nets Vs Bucks: Eastern Conference Semifinals Game 1 Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – June 5, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on June 2, 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 over/under in the matchup is set at 239.5.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from William Hill sportsbook as of June 2, 2021, 10:55 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Nets vs Bucks Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of June 2

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

Bucks:
Donte DiVincenzo: Out For Season (Foot),
Thanasis Antetokounmpo: Out (Knee)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Bucks (+4.5)
Total Pick Under (239.5)
Prediction Nets 118, Bucks 115

The model and William Hill both have the Nets taking home the win, but the model has them winning by slightly less (2.4 points). Lean towards taking the Bucks.

In this matchup, the model projects a total (233.1 points) slightly lower than the William Hill over/under (239.5 points).

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Nets Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Kevin Durant 35 26.9 7.1 5.6 0.7 1.3 2.4
Kyrie Irving 54 26.9 4.8 6.0 1.4 0.7 2.8
James Harden 44 24.6 7.9 10.8 1.2 0.8 2.8
Joe Harris 69 14.1 3.6 1.9 0.7 0.2 3.1
Blake Griffin 46 11.0 4.9 3.0 0.7 0.3 1.5

Bucks Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Giannis Antetokounmpo 61 28.1 11.0 5.9 1.2 1.2 1.1
Khris Middleton 68 20.4 6.0 5.4 1.1 0.1 2.2
Jrue Holiday 59 17.7 4.5 6.1 1.6 0.6 1.9
Brook Lopez 70 12.3 5.0 0.7 0.6 1.5 1.4
Bobby Portis 66 11.4 7.1 1.1 0.8 0.4 1.1

Shooting Trends

  • The Nets make 49.4% of their shots from the field this season, which is 4.1 percentage points higher than the Bucks have allowed to their opponents (45.3%).
  • In games Brooklyn shoots better than 45.3% from the field, it is 37-22 against the spread and 47-13 overall.
  • Milwaukee’s record is 32-25-1 against the spread and 44-14 overall when its opponents make more than 49.4% of their shots from the field.
  • The Bucks’ 48.6% shooting percentage from the field this season is 2.8 percentage points higher than the Nets have allowed to their opponents (45.8%).
  • Milwaukee has compiled a 30-21-1 record against the spread and a 39-13 straight up record in games it shoots above 45.8% from the field.
  • When Brooklyn’s opponents shoot higher than 48.6% from the field, it is 32-19 against the spread and 42-10 overall.
  • The Nets shoot 39.4% from three-point range, 1.2% higher than the 38.2% the Bucks allow to opponents.
  • Brooklyn has assembled a 30-14 record against the spread and a 36-9 straight-up record in games this season when the team hits more than 38.2% of its three-point shots.
  • Milwaukee has put up a 27-18 against the spread while going 35-10 overall in games this season when its opponents shoot better than 39.4% from downtown.
  • The Bucks shoot 38.5% from beyond the arc this season. That’s just 2.1 percentage points higher than the Nets have allowed their opponents to shoot from deep (36.4%).
  • Milwaukee is 25-23-1 ATS and 35-14 overall when the team makes more than 36.4% of its three-point attempts.
  • Brooklyn has a 28-18 ATS record and a 37-10 straight-up record in games this season it has shot better than 38.5% from three-point range.
  • The Nets knock down 14.2 three-pointers per game this season, just 0.2 fewer makes per game than the Bucks allow 14.4.
  • When Milwaukee makes more threes than its opponents, it is 22-9 against the spread and 28-3 overall. When Brooklyn is out-shot from deep by its opponents, it is 10-15 ATS and 14-11 straight up.
  • The Nets are the seventh-best three-point shooting team in the NBA, while the Bucks allow the most makes from deep.

Nets vs Bucks Stat Rankings

Nets Rank Nets AVG Bucks AVG Bucks Rank
2nd 118.9 Points Scored 120 1st
21st 113.9 Points Allowed 113.4 22nd
17th 44.2 Rebounds 48.7 3rd
27th 9 Off. Rebounds 10.6 12th
7th 14.2 3pt Made 14.4 5th
7th 26.6 Assists 25.5 14th
14th 12.9 Turnovers 13.4 16th

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