After a devastating loss to the Nets in Game 2, the Bucks get a little more breathing room as they head back to Milwaukee to play Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. The next two games are a must-win for the team if they want to stay in contention, and they can’t afford to take their foot off the gas this time around. On the other hand, the 125-86 win gives the Nets a 2-0 lead and masses of momentum when they hit the road.
After a huge blowout that recorded the biggest lead in this year’s playoffs so far, Steve Nash gained more confidence in his team despite not having James Harden at his disposal due to a minor injury.
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Nets vs. Bucks Game 3 Information
- When: Thursday, June 10, 2021, 7:30 PM ET
- Where: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- TV: NBA TV / ESPN
- Radio: Newsradio 620 WTMJ (Bucks) // Sports Radio 66 (Nets)
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Betting Odds: Brooklyn Nets (-159) // O/U 234.5
Why Bet on the Brooklyn Nets?
The Nets did not put a foot wrong in Game 2. Both star and role players did their job to make the game impossible for the Bucks to recover from. This is a product of Steve Nash’s brilliance and his ability to make sure that he utilizes all of his players. While James Harden is out, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving lead the offensive charge.
Kevin Durant dropped 32 points, 4 rebounds, and 6 assists in Game 2, while Kyrie Irving put in 22 points, and handed out 6 assists with 5 rebounds. In addition, Griffin had another impressive game off the bench with 18 points and 14 rebounds on 4-9 shooting from beyond the arc while putting pressure on Bucks star the ‘Greek Freak”.
Moving forward, the Nets are expected to utilize Kevin Durant’s scoring abilities, making him the player to watch as they travel to Milwaukee for Game 3. As the 2-time NBA Champion hunts for his third ring, we anticipate seeing a more productive Durant in the coming days.
Why Bet on the Milwaukee Bucks?
Rather than make up for their mistakes which caused them to lose in Game 1, nothing went the Bucks’ way in Game 2. They were outscored in every quarter which showed a vulnerable flaw in the system. If they let the Nets take a win on the road, there’s almost no chance of coming back from this deficit.
So far, they failed to improve beyond the 3-point line, recording a 24.6% average in the series. Although the Bucks still dominate in terms of rebounds at 51 rebounds per game as opposed to the Nets’ 44.5, their shooting lapses hold them back from closing down the scoreline.
To stay competitive, Milwaukee’s key player Giannis Antetokounmpo needs to take things up a notch and find more ways to get to the basket. Game 2 was underwhelming for the forward as he only had 18 points to his name. He contributed 11 rebounds and 4 assists, but this was far from enough. Furthermore, his supporting cast succumbed to the pressure and failed to deliver the numbers. Khris Middleton was held back to 17 points, Jrue Holiday 13 points, while Brook Lopez and Bryn Forbes had 10 apiece.
Nets vs. Bucks Betting Trends
- The Nets are 3-2 in their last 5 away games.
- The Nets are 5-5 against the spread in their last 10 away games.
- The totals have gone under in the Nets’ last 5 games.
- The Bucks are 10-0 in their last 10 home games.
- The Bucks are 6-4 against the spread in their last 10 home games.
- The totals have gone over in 4 of the Bucks’ last 10 games.
Nets vs. Bucks Expert Betting Prediction
If the Bucks want to reclaim momentum in this series, they have to be more aggressive and active on both ends of the court. They have to start meeting expectations and match the offensive prowess of the Nets to close down the deficit. On top of that, matching the Nets’ pace is a must for Mike Budenholzer and company. Meanwhile, if the Nets continue to do what they do, there’s a good chance that they take a road win in Game 3.
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