Last Updated Oct 26, 2022, 8:16 PM

Brooklyn Nets vs. Milwaukee Bucks Picks, Predictions, Odds

Regular season NBA action will resume on Wednesday night with a heavyweight Eastern Conference clash between the Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks. Coverage begins from Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.

BROOKLYN NETS vs. MILWAUKEE BUCKS BETTING PREDICTION

The Nets are off to surprisingly slow start to the season, as Brooklyn surrendered 123 PPG on 50% FG across a lackluster 1-2 skid to open, which includes a pair of double-digit losses to the Pelicans and Grizzlies, and a four-point victory over the Raptors (W, 109-105).

The Bucks, on the other hand, posted very different wins to make up their perfect 2-0 start, as Milwaukee opened with a 90-88 road victory over the Sixers and a 125-105 home victory over the Rockets, while holding their opponents to just 41% FG and 40% 3FG in those contests.

I’ll take the over here, as the Bucks scored 120+ PTS in all four of their matchups against Brooklyn last year (123 PPG), and while the Nets haven’t exactly lit up the scoreboard to open the season (114 PPG), I think they’ll get caught in another high-scoring battle after seeing them finally come to life against Memphis on Monday night (124 PTS, 54% FG).

Score Prediction: Bucks 120, Nets 117
Best Bet: Over 233 (-110)

BROOKLYN NETS vs. MILWAUKEE BUCKS BETTING ODDS

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BROOKLYN NETS vs. MILWAUKEE BUCKS BETTING RESOURCES

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022
Matchup: Atlantic vs. Central
Venue: Fiserv Forum
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Time-TV: ESPN, 7:30 p.m. ET

BROOKLYN NETS BETTING ANALYSIS

The Nets earned the seventh seed in the conference with a record of 44-38 last year, while ranking 11th in offensive rating and 19th in defensive rating (113.6 ORtg, 112.8 DRtg), which is far less than what’s expected from this Brooklyn squad, however, it’s not too bad for a team that played short-handed for most of the season.

There are several question marks surrounding the Nets this season, however, the crutch of this Durant led Brooklyn squad has always been availability and defense. The Nets didn’t lose to Milwaukee in Game 7 two years ago because they were short a superstar scorer. This squad needed to improve at the defensive end, and they just added one of the best perimeter defenders in the league to the mix in Ben Simmons, however, something clearly still isn’t clicking, as the Nets currently rank 27th in points allowed and dead-last in defensive rating (123 PPG, 124.6 DRtg).

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The Bucks are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 home games. (Getty)

MILWAUKEE BUCKS BETTING ANALYSIS

The Bucks finished third in the East with a record of 51-31 last season, which tied Miami and Philadelphia for the second-best record in the conference. However, it always felt like Milwaukee was operating at a slightly higher level than its 51-31 counterparts, as the Bucks finished the year ranked third in scoring and fourth in offensive rating, while Miami and Philly both ranked outside the Top 10 in both departments.

As long as Giannis Antetokounmpo’s reign continues for Milwaukee, the Bucks should almost always serve as a legitimate threat to the Eastern Conference crown. But with most of the top teams in the conference reloading with shooters and extra defensive help, I worry about the Bucks’ ability to keep up with some of these three-point centric offenses moving forward, however, things typically work out just fine for this squad.

BROOKLYN NETS vs. MILWAUKEE BUCKS BETTING TRENDS

  • The Nets are 1-5 ATS in their last six games.
  • The Nets are 1-6 SU in their last seven games.
  • The Nets are 1-5 ATS in their last six games against Milwaukee.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Milwaukee's last 14 games.
  • The Bucks are 12-6 SU in their last 18 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Milwaukee's last 13 games against Brooklyn.
  • The Bucks are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 home games.
  • The Nets are 1-5 SU in their last six games against Milwaukee.
  • The Nets are 1-4 SU in their last five road games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in six of Brooklyn's last seven road games against Milwaukee.
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