NBA Preview and Free Pick: Milwaukee Bucks vs. Brooklyn Nets
The top squad in the Eastern Conference heads to the Big Apple tonight to face off with another
playoff hopeful. The Milwaukee Bucks ride a three-game winning streak into Brooklyn to play the
Nets, a team which has dropped three of its last four.
Date/Time/TV: Mon. Feb.4, 7:30 PM EST, NBATV
Spread: Milwaukee Bucks -7 (-110)
The Bucks enter tonight’s contest with a mark of 38-13 (29-19-3 ATS). The team is in first place in
the east, 1.5 games in front of the second place Toronto Raptors. Milwaukee is 3-1 on its current road
trip with wins in the last three, all of the double-digit variety.
The Nets are returning home after dropping two straight on the road. They lost a close three-point
decision to the San Antonio Spurs, but followed that up with a 13-point loss to the Orlando Magic.
Brooklyn is in 6th place in the east with a record of 28-26 (30-24 ATS).
Milwaukee has been playing exceptionally well, closing out January with just three losses for the
month. Over the last 10, the team is 9-1 (6-3-1 ATS). The club has been pretty solid on the road this
season with a record of 16-9 (13-10-2).
Giannis Antetokounmpo is the biggest force for the Bucks and the team leader in a number of
statistical categories. For the year, Antetokounmpo is averaging 26.6 ppg, 12.5 rpg, and 5.8 dimes.
Khris Middleton chips in with 17.4 ppg and 5.8 boards, while Eric Bledsoe contributes 15.8 ppg and
5.5 apg. Bledsoe is probable tonight as he deals with an ankle injury.
Brooklyn has hit a rough patch recently, but the club did produce a six-game winning streak in
January. For the last 10 games, the Nets are 7-3 (7-3 ATS). The team has been serviceable at home
with a mark of 16-11 (14-13 ATS) on the season.
D’Angelo Russell is the team’s top scoring option with averages of 19.7 ppg and 6.4 apg. Caris
LeVert adds in 18.4 ppg and 4.3 boards, while Spencer Dinwiddie is averaging 17.2 ppg and 5.0
dimes. Small forward Joe Harris is questionable tonight with a hip injury.
Bucks vs. Nets Prediction
Both clubs are in the middle on totals for the year, with the Bucks at 25-26 and the Nets at 28-26, but
they have both hit the Over in two of their last three. These squads hooked up back in December, a
129-115 home victory for Milwaukee in a game for which they were favored by 11 points.
The Bucks are 7-point road favorites tonight, and we’re expecting similar results. The top team in the
east picks up another victory and covers.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Brooklyn Nets Pick: Milwaukee Bucks -7 (-110)