Last Updated Feb 26, 2022, 8:22 PM

Brooklyn Nets vs. Milwaukee Bucks Predictions, Picks, Odds

Nationally televised NBA action will resume on Saturday night with a heavyweight Eastern Conference battle between the Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks. Coverage begins from Fiserv Forum at 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC.

Score Prediction

Bucks 121, Nets 109

Best Bets

Bucks -9.5 (-110) at DraftKings

Nets vs. Bucks Predictions

After winning last year’s NBA title, Milwaukee stumbled out to a surprisingly slow start to the season, as the Bucks kicked things off with a lackluster 6-8 SU and ATS skid – with four of those SU losses coming in matchups they were favored in.

The Bucks have quietly dominated since their opening skid though, considering Milwaukee enters Saturday riding an impressive 30-16 SU stretch, with 23 of those victories coming by eight points or more – despite sitting just 20-26 ATS across that span.

On the other hand, Brooklyn stormed out to a triumphant start to the season, as the Nets kicked things off with an impressive 26-14 SU run – with 15 of those victories coming by eight points or more.

Brooklyn has played awful since the latest injury to Kevin Durant though, considering the Nets enter Saturday riding a miserable 2-13 SU skid, while scoring just 103.4 OPPG at home and 109.2 OPPG on the road across that span – which is seemingly derived from the inconsistent participation of Kyrie Irving.

I’ll lay the points with Milwaukee here, as the Nets are 1-8 SU and 3-5-1 ATS in their last road games, while averaging just 109.2 OPPG across that window – setting the stage for another tough road matchup against a Bucks squad that’s scored 120+ PTS in five of their last seven contests (123.9 OPPG).

Nets vs. Bucks Betting Odds

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Nets vs. Bucks Betting Resources

  • Matchup: Atlantic vs. Central
  • Date: Saturday, February 26, 2022
  • Venue: Fiserv Forum
  • Location: Milwaukee, WI
  • TV-Time: ABC - 8:30 p.m. ET
  • Injury Report

Brooklyn Nets Betting Analysis

  • SU: 31-29
  • ATS: 23-35-2
  • O/U: 30-29-1

After falling to Milwaukee in a thrilling seven-game conference semi-final set, the Nets barreled out to an impressive start to this season, as Brooklyn cruised into January sitting at 26-14 SU – yet still ranked near the bottom of the barrel ATS at 17-22-1.

Brooklyn has struggled miserably without KD and James Harden though, considering the Nets enter Saturday riding a rocky 2-13 SU skid – which includes a 0-8 SU tally in matchups with Kyrie, and a 2-5 SU mark in matchups without him.

Milwaukee Bucks Betting Analysis

  • SU: 36-24
  • ATS: 26-34
  • O/U: 30-30

After finishing with the best record in the East in two of the last three regular seasons, Milwaukee’s rough start was a bit of a head-scratcher, as the Bucks’ compiled a record of 162-65 SU across the previous three seasons – and then opened this season just 6-8 SU.

Milwaukee has played excellent basketball, when healthy, since mid-November though, considering the Bucks enter Saturday riding a sturdy 30-16 SU run – with a decent chunk of those losses coming in the absence of Giannis Antetokounmpo (5). 

The Bucks are 5-1 ATS in their last six matchups against Brooklyn.

Nets vs.Bucks Head-to-Head

The Bucks won two-of-three regular-season matchups against Brooklyn last year, with all three events soaring over the total at an average of 240.3 PPG. Milwaukee and Brooklyn then clashed in last year’s Eastern Conference Semi-Finals, which resulted in a highly competitive seven-game series victory for the Bucks. The Bucks are also 2-0 SU against Brooklyn so far this season, with both matchups barely staying under at an average of 230.5 PPG.

Key Players to Watch

  • BKN: Kyrie Irving - PG (24.1 PPG, 4.8 REB, 5.4 AST)
  • BKN: Seth Curry - SG (15.4 PPG, 3.5 REB, 4 AST)
  • MIL: Giannis Antetokounmpo - PF (29.4 PPG, 11.2 REB, 6 AST)
  • MIL: Khris Middleton - SG (19.4 PPG, 5.5 REB, 5.3 AST)

Nets vs. Bucks Betting Conclusion

After getting blown out at home in their first matchup following the All-Star Break (L, 129-106), the Nets enter Saturday’s contest as ten-point road underdogs against the Bucks at Fiserv Forum – marking the ninth time Brooklyn has been an underdog across their last ten games.

I’ll lay the points with Milwaukee here, as despite sitting just 9-5 SU in their last 14 games, the Bucks still averaged 118.1 OPPG across that window – likely presenting a steep uphill battle for a Nets squad that’s scored 106 PTS or less in six of their last ten contests (105 OPPG).

Nets vs. Bucks Betting Trends

  • The Nets are 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 games.
  • The Bucks are 1-4 ATS in their last five games.
  • The total has gone OVER in seven of the last eight Nets' games.
  • The total has gone OVER in seven straight Bucks' games.
  • The Bucks are 5-1 ATS in their last six matchups against Brooklyn.
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