The Milwaukee Bucks pulled together at home to force a Game 7 against the Brooklyn Nets. It’s Giannis Antetokounmpo vs Kevin Durant; which superstar will move on to the Eastern Conference Finals? Let’s give our picks for who will win Bucks vs Nets Game 7 of the Playoffs, along with NBA betting odds, trends and props.
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Eastern Conference Round 2 NBA Playoffs Game 7 (Series tied 3-3)
Milwaukee Bucks (46-26, 20-16 Away) vs. Brooklyn Nets (48-24, 28-8 Home)
Date: Saturday, June 19, 2021
Time: 8:30 pm EST
Venue: Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NY
The Bucks played a strong four quarters against the Nets in Game 6, shown by them not losing any quarter against them. Milwaukee continues to start games out quickly, thanks to Khris Middleton last time out. He finished with a game-high 38 points, shooting 5-8 from downtown. Giannis scored another 30 points, including 6-10 shooting from the free throw line, which is pretty good for him lately. The team shot 45.1% overall, which is decent, but it was their 15 offensive rebounds that led to a dominating win.
The Nets will again be without Kyrie Irving today. James Harden was a bit more effective in Game 6, scoring 16 points, but he is still very clearly not 100%. This puts a ton of added pressure on Durant to have an unbelievable performance. He scored 32 points last game, which was nowhere near enough. Blake Griffin was the only other Brooklyn player to score in double-digits, finishing with only 12 points. Game 5 was successful because Durant was unstoppable and multiple role player put up great performances. Without an overall team effort, it will be tough for Brooklyn to move on.
NBA Betting Odds
Moneyline: MIL: (+106) | BKN: (-124)
Spread: MIL: +2 (-110) | BKN: -2 (-110)
Total: 215.5 – Over: (-110) I Under: (-110)
Bucks vs Nets NBA Betting Trends
- Milwaukee is 2-4 against the spread (ATS) in its last six games.
- The total has gone UNDER in five of Milwaukee’s last six games.
- Brooklyn is 13-3 ATS in its last 16 games.
- The total has gone UNDER in six of Brooklyn’s last seven games.
- Brooklyn is 12-4 straight up in their last 16 games.
Bucks vs Nets Picks
This NBA prediction uses NumberFire’s probability model. They give Brooklyn a 51.4% chance to win Game 7 of this NBA Playoffs matchup.
As stated above, the Nets cannot win by only Durant’s hand. It needs to be a team effort, with multiple players forcing the defense to respect them. On the other side, the Bucks have multiple people who can make plays for themselves and others, while being surrounded by shooters. They have the size to create extra possessions, as they did last game, and they can also clog the paint on defense.
It may take good coaching and in-game adjustments to pull off the victory, which is always a question mark, but the Bucks are built to win this series.
Bucks vs Nets Picks: Bucks +2
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