Brooklyn Nets at Milwaukee Bucks Pick

April 6, 5:00 PM EDT

Betting Odds

Point Spread: 
Milwaukee -8.5

The Brooklyn Nets (39-40) will travel to the Milwaukee Bucks (59-20) for a high-profile Eastern Conference clash at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:00 PM ET and will be broadcasted on FSN. The Deer have won all three meetings this season between both teams. Milwaukee made a trip to Brooklyn five days ago where it closed as a 1.5-point underdog. Needless to say, the point wasn’t needed as the Bucks defeated the Nets 131-121.

Brooklyn Nets at Milwaukee Bucks Overview

Brooklyn Nets

The Nets enter in relatively poor form as they won just one game in their previous five contests. Most recently, Brooklyn was in action three days ago when they hosted divisional rival Toronto. The Raptors had their way with the Nets and defeated them 115-105. The Nets closed as a two-point underdog and as a result, have failed to produce a cover in two consecutive games.

Milwaukee Bucks

The Bucks come into this contest flying high. Most recently, the Bucks were able to avenge a loss against the Philadelphia 76ers on the road in the City of Brotherly Love on Thursday. Closing as a five-point favorite, the Deer produced a cover as they defeated the Sixers 128-122. The victory secured Milwaukee owning home-court advantage throughout the playoffs.

Reasons To Back Brooklyn

Motivation is the reason to the back the Nets here. The Deer have nothing to play for in this contest because they have wrapped up the top seed in the playoffs. All credit in the world to Milwaukee but quite frankly this game doesn't matter to them. For Brooklyn however, the Nets are clinging on to a playoff spot for dear life as they are just a game out of elimination with three games left to play, including this one. Fortunately for the Nets, that team that trails them in ninth place is the Miami Heat who they close out the season at home against. However, the Nets won't be looking for it to come to that. Expect Brooklyn to give this one all they got as they will have to solve their losing ways very quickly unless they are inclined to watch the post-season from home.

Reasons To Avoid Milwaukee

In addition to the prospect of lacking motivation, Milwaukee is bound to be overpriced at home. After all, Milwaukee has lost just six games in the Fiserv Forum, and they are the best in the NBA in terms of wins and losses on their own floor. As a result of this narrative, takers can find themselves prone to an overlay. This propensity is heightened by the Nets' paltry 17-22 SU road record this season.

Nets at Bucks Prediction 04/06/2019

Brooklyn will throw the kitchen sink at Milwaukee as every win they acquire gets them closer to the finish line and a post-season berth. Even if the Nets come up short, they will make a game of this one and come in under in the inflated number.

Free Pick: 
Take Brooklyn +8.5

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