Last Updated Mar 31, 2022, 8:33 PM

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Brooklyn Nets Predictions, Picks, Odds

Nationally televised NBA action will resume on Thursday night with a heavyweight Eastern Conference bout between the Milwaukee Bucks and Brooklyn Nets. Coverage begins from Barclays Center at 7:30 p.m. ET on TNT.

Score Prediction

Nets 124, Bucks 120

Best Bets

Over 238 (-110) at DraftKings

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Bucks vs. Nets Predictions

After finishing second in the East with a record of 49-23 SU last year, Brooklyn stormed out to a similarly triumphant start to this season, as the Nets opened with an impressive 26-14 SU run – with 15 of those victories coming by eight points or more.

The Nets have been incredibly inconsistent since trading away James Harden though, considering Brooklyn enters Thursday riding a head-scratching 14-22 SU skid – while scoring just 112.8 OPPG and surrendering 116.1 DPPG across that window. 

On the other hand, Milwaukee posted a surprisingly poor 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 Thursday riding a sturdy 41-20 SU and 30-31 ATS stretch – while generating 116.5 OPPG and surrendering 111.6 DPPG during that timeframe.

I’ll take the over here, as the Bucks are 8-3 SU and ATS in their last 11 games, while tallying 121.6 OPPG and surrendering 117.5 DPPG during that span – setting the stage for a fast-paced back-and-forth battle against a Nets squad that’s averaging 122.2 OPPG across their respective 8-3 SU run.

Bucks vs. Nets Betting Odds

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Bucks vs. Nets Betting Resources

  • Matchup: Central vs. Atlantic
  • Date: Thursday, March 31, 2022
  • Venue: Barclays Center
  • Location: Brooklyn, NY
  • TV-Time: TNT - 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Injury Report

Milwaukee Bucks Betting Analysis

  • SU: 47-28
  • ATS: 36-39
  • O/U: 37-38

After finishing with the best record in the East in two of the last three seasons, Milwaukee’s rough start was somewhat of a head-scratcher, considering the Bucks’ compiled a record of 162-65 SU across the previous three regular seasons, only to open this season with a lackluster 6-8 SU mark.

Milwaukee has played excellent, when healthy, since mid-November though, considering the Bucks boast a sturdy 41-20 SU record across their last 61 games – with roughly a quarter of those losses coming in the absence of two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo (5).

Brooklyn Nets Betting Analysis

  • SU: 40-36
  • ATS: 31-43-2
  • O/U: 39-36-1

After a heartbreaking Game 7 loss in last year’s Eastern Conference Finals, the Nets bounced back with an excellent start to this season, as Brooklyn cruised into January boasting a 26-14 SU record – yet still ranked near the bottom of the barrel ATS across that window with a record of 17-22-1 ATS.

Brooklyn completely fell apart during KD’s latest absence though, considering Nets enter Thursday riding a frustrating 14-22 SU skid, which includes an 8-12 SU tally in matchups with Kyrie Irving – and a 6-10 SU mark in matchups without him.

The Bucks are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games. (AP)

Bucks vs. Nets Head-to-Head

The Bucks won two-of-three regular-season matchups against Brooklyn last year, with all three matchups soaring over the total at an average of 240.3 PPG. Milwaukee and Brooklyn eventually met up in the second round of last year’s playoffs, which resulted in a thrilling seven-game series victory for the Bucks. Milwaukee is also 2-1 SU against Brooklyn this season, with both Bucks’ victories staying under the total at an average of 230.5 PPG, while the Nets’ lone win went over with a score of 126-123 (O 238).

Key Players to Watch

  • MIL: Giannis Antetokounmpo - PF (29.9 PPG, 11.6 REB, 5.8 AST)
  • MIL: Khris Middleton - SF (20.4 PPG, 5.4 REB, 5.4 AST)
  • BKN: Kevin Durant - SF (29.7 PPG, 7.3 REB, 6.1 AST)
  • BKN: Kyrie Irving - PG (27 PPG, 4.3 REB, 5.7 AST)

Bucks vs. Nets Betting Conclusion

After posting a thrilling victory in Philly on Tuesday night (W, 118-116), the Bucks hit the road again for Thursday’s contest as short favorites over the Nets at Barclays Center – marking the fourth time Brooklyn has been an underdog across their last eight games.

I’ll take the over here, as the Nets are 8-3 SU and 6-5 ATS in their last 11 games, while tallying 122.2 OPPG and surrendering 113.4 DPPG during that span – setting the stage for a competitive high-scoring battle against a Bucks squad that’s averaging 121.6 OPPG across their respective 8-3 SU run.

Bucks vs. Nets Betting Trends

  • The Bucks are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games.
  • The Nets are 1-4 ATS in their last five matchups against Milwaukee.
  • The total has gone OVER in six of the last nine Bucks' games.
  • The Nets are 2-4 ATS in their last six games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in nine of the last 12 matchups between Brooklyn and Milwaukee.
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