Nets Vs Bucks: Eastern Conference Semifinals Game 2 Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – June 7, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on June 6, 2021

The Brooklyn Nets (48-24, 5-1) are 2-point favorites heading into Game 2 of the second round of the NBA Playoffs against the Milwaukee Bucks (46-26, 4-1) at Barclays Center on Monday, starting at 7:30 PM ET on TNT. The Nets hold a 1-0 lead in the series. The matchup has an over/under set at 234 points.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of June 6, 2021, 12:05 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Nets vs Bucks Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of June 6

Nets:
Jeff Green: Out (Foot),
James Harden: Day To Day (Hamstring),
Spencer Dinwiddie: Out For Season (ACL)

Bucks:
Donte DiVincenzo: Out For Season (Foot)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Nets (-2)
Total Pick Under (234)
Prediction Nets 118, Bucks 115

Both DraftKings and the model expect the Nets to walk away with the victory, but the model spread (2.6) is 0.6 points further in their direction.

The DraftKings total for this game, 234 points, and the model’s projected total, 233.0 points, are only 1.0 point apart.

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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

Nets Player Props

  • James Harden’s assists prop over/under for the contest is listed at 10.5 assists, 0.3 assists lower than his season average of 10.8.
  • Kevin Durant’s PRA prop total for the contest is set at 42.5, 2.9 higher than his season average of 39.6.
  • Joe Harris’ three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 3.5, 0.4 shots higher than his season average of 3.1.
  • Nicolas Claxton’s blocks prop total for the game is set at 0.5, 0.8 blocks lower than his season average of 1.3.

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

Bucks Player Props

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo’s rebounding prop total for the contest is set at 11.5 boards, 0.5 rebounds greater than his season average of 11.0.
  • Jrue Holiday’s PRA prop over/under for the contest is set at 28.5, 0.2 higher than his season average of 28.3.
  • Bryn Forbes’ three pointers made prop over/under for the contest is set at 2.5, 0.3 shots higher than his season average of 2.2.
  • Brook Lopez’s blocks prop over/under for the contest is set at 1.5, equal to his season average of 1.5.

Shooting Trends

  • This season, the Nets have a 49.4% shooting percentage from the field, which is 4.1% higher than the 45.3% of shots the Bucks’ opponents have made.
  • Brooklyn has a 38-22 record against the spread and a 48-13 straight-up record in games it shoots better than 45.3% from the field.
  • Milwaukee is 32-27 against the spread and 44-15 overall when allowing opponents to shoot higher than 49.4% from the field.
  • The Bucks have shot at a 48.6% rate from the field this season, 2.9 percentage points greater than the 45.7% shooting opponents of the Nets have averaged.
  • Milwaukee is 30-23 against the spread and 39-14 overall when it shoots better than 45.7% from the field.
  • Brooklyn is 33-19 against the spread and 43-10 overall in games it allows opponents to shoot greater than 48.6% from the field.
  • The Nets’ 39.4% three-point shooting percentage this season is only 1.2 percentage points higher than opponents of the Bucks have shot from beyond the arc (38.2%).
  • Brooklyn is 30-14 against the spread and 36-9 overall when it shoots better than 38.2% from distance.
  • Milwaukee is 27-19 against the spread while putting up a 35-11 straight-up record when its opponents shoot over 39.4% from downtown.
  • The Bucks are making 38.3% of their shots from three-point distance, which is just 2.1 percentage points greater than the 36.2% the Nets’ opponents are averaging on the season.
  • Milwaukee is 25-24 against the spread and 35-14 overall when shooting above 36.2% as a team from three-point range.
  • Brooklyn is 29-17 ATS and 38-9 overall in games it shoots above 38.3% from deep.
  • The Nets hit 14.2 three-pointers per game this season, the same that the Bucks allow.
  • The Nets rank seventh in the NBA in made three-pointers, while the Bucks allow the most made threes in the league.

Nets vs Bucks Stat Rankings

Nets Rank Nets AVG Bucks AVG Bucks Rank
2nd 118.8 Points Scored 119.9 1st
21st 113.9 Points Allowed 113.4 22nd
17th 44.3 Rebounds 48.8 3rd
27th 8.9 Off. Rebounds 10.6 12th
7th 14.2 3pt Made 14.2 5th
7th 26.6 Assists 25.5 14th
14th 12.9 Turnovers 13.5 16th

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