Wednesday, August 10 2022

The Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks face off during Tuesday’s 2021 NBA Opening Night in a rematch of the 2021 Eastern Conference Playoffs. The Bucks toppled the Nets in a memorable playoff series, with Milwaukee then winning the 2021 NBA championship by defeating the Atlanta Hawks and Phoenix Suns. The matchup also marks the start of the 2021-22 NBA regular season, with the Bucks hosting the proceedings in Milwaukee. Kyrie Irving (medical protocols) remains out for Brooklyn, with the Bucks missing Donte DiVincenzo (foot) and Bobby Portis (hamstring).

Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. ET in Milwaukee. The latest Nets vs. Bucks odds from Caesars Sportsbook list Milwaukee as a 1.5-point favorite, while the over-under for total points is set at 233.5. Before making any Bucks vs. Nets picks, be sure to see the 2021 NBA Opening Night predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven model. 

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned almost $9,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three seasons. The model finished up almost $600 on its top-rated picks last season and enters the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 100-66 roll on top-rated NBA picks against the spread. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Nets vs. Bucks and just released its coveted NBA picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Now, here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Bucks vs. Nets:

  • Nets vs. Bucks spread: Bucks -1.5
  • Nets vs. Bucks over-under: 233.5 points 
  • Nets vs. Bucks money line: Bucks -125, Nets +10
  • NETS: The Nets were 21-20 against the spread in 2020-21 road games 
  • BUCKS: The Bucks were 26-21 against the spread at home in 2020-21
Featured Game | Milwaukee Bucks vs. Brooklyn Nets

Why the Nets can cover

Brooklyn’s roster may not be complete with the absence of Irving, but offensive firepower isn’t a concern for the Nets. Kevin Durant is arguably the best player in the NBA, averaging 34.3 points and 9.3 rebounds per game in the 2021 postseason after generating 26.9 points, 7.1 rebounds and 5.6 assists per contest during the regular season. James Harden is also an elite offensive creator, averaging 24.6 points, 10.9 assists and 8.5 rebounds a season ago. 

As a team, the Nets led the NBA in offensive efficiency a year ago, scoring 117.3 points per 100 possessions, and Brooklyn led the league in field-goal percentage and 2-point percentage. The Nets were also a top-10 team in both free-throw volume and accuracy, with enough high-end passers to produce the No. 7 mark in assists per game (26.8) and a consistent flow of open looks in efficient positions.

Why the Bucks can cover

The Bucks are tremendous on both offense and defense. Milwaukee was a top-five offensive team in 2020-21, scoring 116.5 points per 100 possessions, and the Bucks finished in the top-five in field-goal percentage (48.7 percent), 3-point percentage (38.9 percent) and 2-point percentage (55.4 percent). The team’s offense is led by Giannis Antetokounmpo, who averaged 28.1 points and 11.0 rebounds during the 2020-21 regular season before putting up 30.2 points and 12.8 rebounds per game in the playoffs. 

Defensively, Milwaukee clamped down on opponents in the playoffs after finishing with a top-10 mark in overall efficiency during the regular season. The Bucks were No. 2 in the NBA in 2-point shooting allowed (50.7 percent), while also allowing the fewest free-throw attempts (18.8 per game) in the NBA. Milwaukee combines tremendous size with the ability to switch defensively, and the Bucks are also a high-end rebounding team, pulling down 75.5 percent of available rebounds on the defensive glass last season.

How to make Nets vs. Bucks picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning under on the point total with the teams combining for 233 points. It also says one side of the spread hits over 50 percent of the time. You can only see the model’s Nets vs. Bucks pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Bucks vs. Nets? And which side of the spread hits in over 50 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the Nets vs. Bucks spread you need to jump on Tuesday, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.  



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