The Bucks hit the road to face the Nets at the Barclays Center on Friday night. It’s been a tough week for the visitors after snapping a six-game winning streak. They will try to break free from back-to-back losses against the Pistons and the Raptors, respectively. Meanwhile, the hosts find their footing after snapping three consecutive losses. The team outpaced the pacers, 129-121, in their most recent matchup.
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Bucks vs. Nets Game Information
- When: Friday, January 7, 2022, 8:30 PM ET
- Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
- TV: NBA TV
- Radio: Newsradio 620 WTMJ Bucks (Bucks) / Sports Radio 66 Nets (Nets)
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Betting Odds: Bucks (+TBA) / Nets (-TBA)
Why Bet on the Milwaukee Bucks?
The Bucks slowed down in their last two matchups. However, the side still secured six wins in their last eight games. It’s good to see the side produce positive results despite not having most of their key players available.
The team remains competent on the offensive end. They average 112.1 points (fourth) per game and are still one of the best records this season. They excel from the three-point range, hitting 36.2% of their shots. Their two-point shooting has been consistent as well, draining 53.2% (12th) of their two-point attempts. Overall, the Bucks even out to 45.7% shooting (15th) on 53.7% (sixth) from the field.
Furthermore, the Bucks have a competent defense. Although they only hold opponents to 108.7 points (17th) per game, they have solid perimeter defense on top of an impressive rebounding record. The team limits opponents to 34.1% shooting (ninth) from downtown and a 44.1% opponent shooting percentage (sixth). Additionally, the Bucks show rebounding dominance with 55.1 total rebounds (third) per game.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is questionable to play Friday’s game, while Holiday and Allen sit this one out. Three second-choice players also suffer injury problems, which calls for the services of Jordan Nwora, Javonte Smart, and Wesley Matthews.
Why Bet on the Brooklyn Nets?
The Nets will try to claw their way back to the Eastern Conference top spot after getting overtaken by the Bulls recently. They return home after an eight-point road victory against the Pacers.
Although the Nets have a lineup that radiates offensive dominance, they do have the defensive figures to back it all up. The team limits their competitors to at least 107.8 points (15th) per game and 43.2% shooting (second). They are particular when it comes to guarding the arc. The Nets hold opponents to 31.6% (first) from the three-point line. In addition, they also limit teams to 51.0% (sixth) from the two-point range.
Highlighting the offense, the Nets average 110.8 points (ninth) per game on 46.9% shooting (fifth). These numbers are influenced by the duo of Kevin Durant and James Harden. The pair helped the Nets score 122 points or more in three of their last five games. This should be enough to put pressure on the Bucks’ thinned-out lineup.
Kyrie Irving debuted against the Pacers but remains ineligible to play at home due to vaccination requirements. We anticipate DeAndre’ Bembry or Patty Mills filling in the position in this matchup.
Bucks vs. Nets Betting Trends
- The Bucks are 3-2 in their last five road games against the Nets (3-2 ATS).
- The Bucks are 6-4 in their last five road games (5-5 ATS).
- The totals have gone over in five of the Bucks’ last ten games against the Nets.
- The Nets are 1-4 in their last five games at the Barclays Center (1-4 ATS).
- The Nets are 2-3 in their last five games against the Bucks (2-3 ATS).
- The totals have gone under in three of the Nets’ last five home games against the Bucks.
Bucks vs. Nets Expert Betting Prediction
The Bucks look forward to the return of Giannis Antetokounmpo for this game, and there’s plenty of good reason to back the Bucks when they play the underdog. Covering the spread shouldn’t be much of a problem for the squad as well. On the other hand, the Nets look like a team that slowly builds its confidence back now that they get Kyrie Irving for several games in the future. Durant is still playing on a high level, while Harden is starting to pick up some pace. The Nets should feel more confident and hold the upper hand in this one. Home court advantage also gives the team more breathing room against the Bucks.
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