Bucks Vs Nets: Eastern Conference Semifinals Game 3 Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – June 10, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on June 9, 2021 - Last Updated on June 10, 2021

The Milwaukee Bucks (46-26, 4-2) are 3.5-point favorites heading into Game 3 of the second round of the NBA Playoffs against the Brooklyn Nets (48-24, 6-1) at Fiserv Forum on Thursday, starting at 7:30 PM ET on ESPN. The Nets lead the series 2-0. The over/under in the matchup is 234.5.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of June 9, 2021, 4:05 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Bucks vs Nets Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of June 9

Bucks:
Donte DiVincenzo: Out For Season (Foot),
Jordan Nwora: Day To Day (Thigh)

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

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Nets (+3.5)
Total Pick Under (234.5)
Prediction Bucks 118, Nets 115

The model favors the Bucks by 2.3 points, just 1.2 fewer than the 3.5-point spread set by DraftKings.

The model predicts a total 1.8 points lower than the one set by DraftKings for this game.

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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 over/under for the game is posted at 12.5 boards, 1.5 rebounds higher than his season average of 11.0.
  • Jrue Holiday’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 32.5, 4.2 higher than his season average of 28.3.
  • Bryn Forbes’ three pointers made prop total for the game is set at 2.5, 0.3 shots higher than his season average of 2.2.
  • Holiday’s steals prop total for the game is set at 1.5, 0.1 steals lower than his season average of 1.6.

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

  • Kevin Durant’s assists prop over/under for the game is set at 3.5 assists, 7.3 assists lower than his season average of 10.8.
  • Kevin Durant’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 47.5, 7.9 greater than his season average of 39.6.
  • Joe Harris’ three pointers made prop total for the game is set at 3.5, 0.4 shots greater than his season average of 3.1.
  • Kyrie Irving’s steals prop total for the game is set at 1.5, 0.1 steals higher than his season average of 1.4.

Shooting Trends

  • The Bucks make 48.5% of their shots from the field this season, which is 2.8 percentage points higher than the Nets have allowed to their opponents (45.7%).
  • Milwaukee is 30-23 against the spread and 39-14 overall when it shoots better than 45.7% from the field.
  • Brooklyn’s record is 34-19 against the spread and 44-10 overall when its opponents make more than 48.5% of their shots from the field.
  • The Nets have shot at a 49.4% clip from the field this season, four percentage points above the 45.4% shooting opponents of the Bucks have averaged.
  • Brooklyn is 39-21 against the spread and 49-12 overall when it shoots better than 45.4% from the field.
  • This season, Milwaukee has a 32-27 record against the spread and a 44-15 straight up record when it allows opponents to shoot greater than 49.4% from the field.
  • The Bucks shoot 38.3% from three-point range, 2.2% higher than the 36.1% the Nets allow to opponents.
  • Milwaukee has assembled a 26-24 record against the spread and a 36-14 straight-up record in games this season when the team hits more than 36.1% of its three-point shots.
  • Brooklyn is 30-17 against the spread and 39-9 overall when its opponents shoot better than 38.3% from deep.
  • The Nets’ three-point shooting percentage this season (39.6%) is 1.2 percentage points higher than opponents of the Bucks are averaging (38.4%).
  • Brooklyn has a 32-14 ATS record and is 38-9 straight-up when the team makes more than 38.4% of its three-point attempts.
  • Milwaukee has a 27-20 ATS record and a 35-12 straight-up record this season when it hits more than 39.6% of its three-point shots.
  • The Bucks make 14.2 three-pointers per game this season, just 0.1 fewer made shots on average than the 14.3 per game the Nets give up.
  • When Brooklyn makes more threes than its opponents, it is 31-17 against the spread and 37-12 overall. When Milwaukee is out-shot from beyond the arc by its opponents, it is 13-32 ATS and 21-24 straight up.
  • The Nets rank seventh in the NBA in made three-pointers, while the Bucks allow the most made threes in the league.

Bucks vs Nets Stat Rankings

Bucks Rank Bucks AVG Nets AVG Nets Rank
1st 119.4 Points Scored 118.9 2nd
22nd 113.6 Points Allowed 113.5 21st
3rd 48.8 Rebounds 44.3 17th
12th 10.6 Off. Rebounds 8.9 27th
5th 14.2 3pt Made 14.3 7th
14th 25.3 Assists 26.6 7th
16th 13.5 Turnovers 12.8 14th

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