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Milwaukee Bucks vs Brooklyn Nets Odds
Milwaukee pays a visit to Brooklyn on Sunday, hoping to send the Nets to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Barclays Center.
The Bucks will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 7-10-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Nets are 10-7-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). Milwaukee is 8-10 on the totals; Brooklyn is 7-11.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Nets at No. 11 and the Bucks at No. 17 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 99-95 result in favor of the Nets.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bucks rank No. 12 in the league with 42.4 per game. That compares with Brooklyn’s No. 15 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Brooklyn is the NBA’s No. 10-ranked team at 7.8 per game, while the Bucks rate No. 27 with 5.6 per contest.
Defensively, the Bucks feature the league's No. 14-rated defense on the road, giving up 98.8 points per game. Brooklyn, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for Milwaukee, they were a 108-93 winner as they battled the Bobcats at home. The Bucks covered in the match as a 7-point favorite, while 201 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Charlotte was victimized for 21 points and 12 rebounds by Ersan Ilyasova as the Bucks defeated the Bobcats 108-93 in NBA action on Friday.
The Nets were a 109-102 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Warriors. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (211) made winners of OVER bettors. Brooklyn got 32 points from Joe Johnson en route to a 109-102 loss at the hands of Brooklyn on Friday at Barclays Center.
Milwaukee Bucks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Sacramento are 2-8
After playing Charlotte are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
Brooklyn Nets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing New York are 3-7
After playing Golden State are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8
A few Bucks at Nets trends to consider:
Milwaukee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Brooklyn
Milwaukee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Brooklyn
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 7 games when playing on the road against Brooklyn
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Brooklyn's last 8 games
Brooklyn is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Brooklyn's last 7 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Brooklyn's last 17 games at home
Milwaukee home to Sacramento, Wednesday, December 12
Brooklyn home to New York, Tuesday, December 11