After taking both games at home, the Milwaukee Bucks have tied up the series with the Brooklyn Nets. Now, can they win on the road against an injury-riddled Brooklyn team? This NBA betting preview for the Bucks vs Nets NBA Playoffs matchup will provide game info, betting trends, odds and a prediction for Game 5 of this series.
Milwaukee Bucks vs Brooklyn Nets Betting Preview and Prediction | NBA Playoffs
Eastern Conference Round 2 NBA Playoffs Game 5 (Series tied 2-2)
Milwaukee Bucks (46-26, 20-16 Away) vs. Brooklyn Nets (48-24, 28-8 Home)
Date: Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Time: 7:30 pm EST
Venue: Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NY
The Milwaukee Bucks have managed to hold the Brooklyn Nets under 100 in back-to-back games. Of course, James Harden has been inactive for both games. Harden is also listed as out for Game 5, as will Kyrie Irving, who missed most of Game 4 with an ankle injury. Kevin Durant will have his hands full, as he battles with a Bucks team that is full of confidence.
We need to give credit where it is due; the Bucks have completely turned the tide in this series. The Bucks have jumped on the Nets early in both Games 3 and 4, and they have not given up big runs when on defense. The lone critique for the Bucks is allowing Giannis Antetokounmpo shoot five three-point shots in Game 4. There is no reason for Giannis to step outside the three-point line to shoot the basketball. He has the ability to really hurt the Nets in the paint, so he needs to keep pounding the ball down the lane to remain successful.
NBA Betting Odds
Moneyline: MIL: (-180) | BKN: (+152)
Spread: MIL: -4 (-110) | BKN: +4 (-110)
Total: 217 – Over: (-110) I Under: (-110)
Bucks vs Nets NBA Betting Trends
- Milwaukee is 5-10 against the spread (ATS) in its last 15 games.
- The total has gone UNDER in five of Milwaukee’s last six games.
- Brooklyn is 12-2 ATS in its last 14 games.
- The total has gone UNDER in each of Brooklyn’s last five games.
- Brooklyn is 11-3 straight up (SU) in their last 14 games.
Bucks vs Nets Prediction
This NBA prediction uses NumberFire’s probability model. They give Brooklyn a 51.4% chance to win Game 5 of this NBA Playoffs matchup.
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