Bucks vs. Nets Player Props, Odds & Predictions – Thursday, Mar 21

Nov 13, 2023; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) looks on during a timeout in the third quarter against the Chicago Bulls at Fiserv Forum.
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The Bucks are set to face the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday, Mar 21. The game is scheduled for 8:00 ET while airing on NBA. Milwaukee enters this game as 9.5-point favorites with the total set at 220.5. How will this one play out? Let’s dive into the Bucks vs Nets predictions below.

Bucks vs. Nets Odds

  • Spread: Bucks -9.5
  • Total 220.5

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Game Info

  • Date: Thursday, Mar 21
  • Time: 8:00 ET
  • Location: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee WI
  • TV: NBA

Nets Betting Trends

  • Over their last five games, the Nets have an over/under record of 3-2 and are 1-4 vs. the spread.
  • Through their last ten road contests, the Nets offense has averaged 102 points per game while allowing an average of 110. Brooklyn posted an overall record of 2-8 while going 2-8 ATS.
  • Going back to their previous three games as the underdog, Brooklyn has an ATS mark of 0-3 while going 0-3 straight up.

Bucks Betting Trends

  • In their last five games, the Bucks have an over/under record of 1-4 and are 4-1 vs. the spread.
  • Across the Bucks last five home games, the team averaged 109 points per game while allowing 123. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 2-3, while going 1-4 straight-up.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the favorite, the Bucks have a straight up record of 7-3. But, their mark vs the spread was just 7-3.

Will Brooklyn Be The Talk of Fiserv Forum?

As the underdog, the Nets have gone 12-35 this season and are currently on a four-game losing streak vs. the spread. On the road, they are 11-23 ATS.

Brooklyn’s O/U record for the season is 34-35, and their games have averaged 225.3 points per game. Today’s line of 220.5 is slightly lower than their season average of 225.8.

In their last game vs. the Pelicans, the Nets lost by a score of 104-91. The O/U line for that game was 216, and Brooklyn was getting 7 points as the underdog.

Overall, the Nets are 26-43 this season and are currently in 11th place in the Eastern Conference. Against the East, they are 18-23 and 3-8 vs. their division.

For the season, the Nets are 29-37 ATS, and they are 10-24 straight up on the road. Their average scoring differential on the road is -6.9 PPG.

When it comes to scoring, the Nets have struggled on the road, averaging 109.6 points per game (25th). Overall, Brooklyn is 25th in the NBA in scoring at 111.4 points per game.

In terms of pace, the Nets are 24th in the league at 97.1 possessions per game. They have done a good job on the offensive glass, ranking 6th in offensive rebounds.

From beyond the arc, Brooklyn is 8th in the NBA in made threes at 13.6 per game. However, they are just 14th in three-point shooting percentage at 36%.

On defense, the Nets come into the game ranked 15th in the league in points allowed at 113.9 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 115.7 points per contest (5th). In the terms of takeaways, Nets are causing 12.1 turnovers per game, ranking 8th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 15th in rejections, averaging 5.1 blocked shots each game.

Do the Bucks Have What it Takes to Win as Home Favorites?

The Bucks have an O/U record of 34-35 this season, and the over has hit in their last two games. On average, their games have finished with 238 points, which is 17.5 points higher than today’s line of 220.5.

In Milwaukee’s last game, they lost to the Celtics by a score of 122-119. The O/U line for that game was 226.5, and the Bucks covered the spread as 10.5-point underdogs.

Milwaukee is 44-25 this season, which is good for 2nd place in the Eastern Conference. In games against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 30-14 and 10-7 against Central Division opponents.

As the favorite this season, the Bucks have gone 41-16 and are favored by 9.5 points today. In their last four home games, they have gone 4-0 ATS and are 16-18 ATS at home for the season.

Currently, the Bucks have an ATS record of 31-38, and they have covered the spread in three straight games. At home, they are 26-31 ATS as the favorite and 5-7 ATS as the underdog.

When playing at home this season, the Bucks are averaging 123.2 points per game, which is the 3rd highest mark in the NBA. Overall, they are 4th in the league at 120.7 points per game.

So far this season, Milwaukee has outscored the NBA scoring average in 65.2% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 6th in the league at 100.3 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Bucks are 6th in field goal percentage at 49%. They have been particularly effective inside the arc, as they are 2nd in two-point field goal percentage at 57%.

The Bucks’ defense is presently ranked 22nd in the league, allowing an average of 117.3 points per contest. In their previous matchup vs. the Celtics, the Bucks’ defense struggled, giving up a field goal percentage of 53% leading to 122 points.

Bucks vs. Nets Player Prop

When looking at a player prop for this game, Giannis Antetokounmpo has a points prop of 30.5 with both the over and under paying out at -115. Our model predicts that Giannis Antetokounmpo will finish the game going 12/19 from the field and scoring 31 points. Our suggested wager is to bet on the over for his prop bet, which comes with a payout of -115.

  • The Prop: Giannis Antetokounmpo Over 30.5 Points (-115)

Bucks vs. Nets Predictions

Not only do we have the Bucks winning this one by a score of 118-107, but we see them covering the spread. Our pick is to grab the Bucks at -9.5.

As for the over/under, the line is currently at 220.5, and our model projects the Nets and Bucks to reach a combined total of 225 points. Our bet is on taking the over.

The Pick: Bucks -9.5 | at Fanduel Sportsbook