Milwaukee Bucks at Brooklyn Nets Pick

April 1, 7:30 PM EDT

Betting Odds

Point Spread: 
MIL-3.5 / BK +3.5

The Brooklyn Nets (39-38) will host the Milwaukee Bucks (57-20) in an Eastern Conference collision set to take place in Brooklyn, New York. The tip is scheduled for 7:30 PM ET and will be broadcasted on FSN. The Deer have won both meetings this year between the two sides. Most recently, Milwaukee defeated Brooklyn 113-94 on the Nets court when the two last in February. In doing so, the Bucks covered easily as a 7.5-point favorite.

Milwaukee at Brooklyn Betting Overview:

Milwaukee Bucks

The Bucks extended their winning streak to two games last night when they defeated the Indiana Pacers in Beantown by a score of 114-112. The game was nothing short of a thriller and settled in the previous possession. Milwaukee closed as a seven-point favorite and as a result, failed to cover the overlay. Milwaukee is 1-3 ATS in their last four games.

Brooklyn Nets

The Nets saw a four-game cover streak come to an end two days ago in the City of Brotherly Love when they were defeated by the Philadelphia 76ers. The Nets were thumped by a score of 123-110 and failed to come in under the number as a seven-point dog. Brooklyn has lost its last two matches overall.

Reasons To Back Milwaukee:

Yesterday's hiccup for Milwaukee along with the Nets' impressive performance Saturday against the C's is bound to repel action from the Bucks here as a result of reactions to both outcomes. However, Milwaukee secures the top-seed in the East with a win here so their motivation to win will be at the highest level here given the fact they get home court through the playoffs with a victory. Spotting just over a bucket with the Deer here is a value play as they will endeavor to build as a large a lead as possible to secure the win.

Reasons To Avoid Brooklyn:

The litany of disadvantages against the Nets is copious. The Bucks are the better team on both sides of the basketball, they are more physical on the boards, and they commit fewer turnovers compared to their counterparts. Focusing strictly on margin, the Nets are outscored by their opponents .3 points on average while the Deer score 9.3 points per game more than their competition on average. By virtue of this narrative alone, the Bucks are well in position to cover a line that is laying nearly a third of that.

Bucks at Nets Prediction 4/1/19

Should this game be a close game, the Nets have an excellent chance of staging an upset. After all, Brooklyn is 18-9 SU this year in games settled by five points or less. The problem is that the Bucks won’t let this one stay close. The Deer will gallop across the court and win this one by a double-digit margin and punch their ticket to home court throughout the playoffs.
Free Pick: 
Milwaukee -3.5