Bucks vs. Nets NBA Odds and Preview – March 31st, 2022

By Rex

The Milwaukee Bucks will try to take over the Barclays Center as they line up against the Brooklyn Nets for one last time in the regular season. The Nets dropped their first two games against the Nets but recovered with a thrilling 126-123 road victory in February. With adequate momentum and three wins in five games, they attempt to make it even with the defending champions before the playoffs commence.

Meanwhile, the Bucks are on a similar run with three wins in five games. The team looks comfortable in the No. 2 seed of the Eastern Conference and within striking distance of the top spot. We expect the team to go all out on the seven remaining games to secure both 2021/22 division and conference titles.

Nitrobetting gets you primed for the clash in this Bucks vs. Nets preview. The team shares essential game information on top of crucial stats, the latest NBA betting odds, trends, and predictions–all of which aim to help you find the best picks.

Bucks vs. Nets Game Information

  • When: Thursday, March 31, 2022, 7:30 PM ET
  • Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • TV: TNT
  • Radio: SportsRadio 1250 WSSP AM (Bucks) // WFAN 101.9 (Nets)
  • Live Stream: NBA League Pass
  • NBA Betting Odds: Bucks (+1.5) / Nets (-1.5)

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Why Bet on the Milwaukee Bucks?

The Bucks are doing well towards the end of the regular season. As a team, they hold a top-four record in points at 114.9 per game on 46.6% shooting (11th). They are deadly from the perimeter and long-range, averaging 54.1% two-point (eighth) and 36.8% three-point (fifth) shooting. Milwaukee also utilizes fast-paced attacks with an average of 13.3 fast-break points (tenth) in 75 games played.

Defensively, the Bucks can keep up with the Nets in stats. They limit teams to 111.3 points (17th) per game and 45.3% opponent shooting percentage (tenth). The defending champions are also the dominant rebounders between the two, documenting 54.7 total rebounds (third) per game, featuring a league-best 36.6 defensive boards per game.

Giannis Antetokounmpo led his team to a victory over the Sixers in their last outing. The “Greek Freak” listed 40 points, 14 rebounds, and six assists by the end of the game. However, the forward remains under close watch as he is currently on the injury report with knee problems. His participation in the game will be announced before the game. On the other hand, the rest of the core players remain intact with Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday on the starting lineup.

Why Bet on the Brooklyn Nets?

The Celtics peaked at the right time despite a bumpy start this season. They produced 25 wins in the last 30 games and are looking like dark horse contenders for the NBA Championship. However, Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown are day-to-day after both players suffered knee injuries. Their attendance will be announced before game time. Additionally, defensive anchor Robert Williams is expected to be out until at least May with a knee injury.

Boston’s offensive statistics significantly improved after the All-Star break. The team now averages 110.8 points (14th) per game on 46.2% shooting (15th). They utilize good two-point shooting and hit 54.2% of their shots from short and mid-range (seventh) while keeping consistent on the line with an 81.5% free-throw percentage (second).

Defense is where Boston strives, and there might be challenges along the way should Brown sit this game out. But as a team, the Celts lead the league in opponent points and shooting, at 104.0 per game and 43.2%, respectively. The hosts have been relentless on this side of the ball, which gets us excited as they play another defense-heavy team in the Heat.

Bucks vs. Nets Betting Trends

  • The Bucks are 3-2 in the last five road games (3-2 ATS).
  • The Bucks are 6-4 in the last ten road games against the Nets (6-4 ATS).
  • The totals went over in two of the Bucks’ last four games against the Nets.
  • The Nets are 3-2 in the last five games at Barclays Center (2-3 ATS).
  • The Nets are 1-4 in the last five games against the Bucks (1-4 ATS).
  • The totals went under in six of the Nets’ last ten games against the Bucks.

Bucks vs. Nets Expert Betting Prediction

We look forward to a wild matchup between the two teams on Thursday night. Both teams have a win behind them and are looking to end the regular season on a positive note. The Nets have a slight edge with home advantage on their end. Kyrie Irving is also a huge morale booster for the side as they get their primary playmaker back. Meanwhile, if Giannis suits up for the Bucks, it can spell trouble for the hosts. The 27-year-old working alongside Middleton and Holiday is a force to be reckoned with. Covering the spread shouldn’t be much of a problem for the side while they keep their winning chances alive. Ultimately, we expect a close contest between the Nets and the Bucks.

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