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Nets take on Bucks in hoops contest

New Jersey NetsMilwaukee Bucks
March 18, 8:30 PM | Bradley Center

New Jersey Nets vs Milwaukee Bucks Odds

22-44TEAM RECORD26-41

The Nets will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Bucks in Milwaukee at Bradley Center on Friday in NBA action.

The Bucks currently sports a record of 26-41, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 32-34-1 ATS. The Nets are 22-44 and 32-34 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bucks post a 24-43 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Nets have gone 31-34-1 against the number.

View New Jersey vs Milwaukee Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bucks sit at No. 14 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Nets are at No. 26 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Bucks will win this game 93-89.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Milwaukee's No. 30-ranked offense (91.1 PPG) against a Nets defense that ranks No. 15 at 99.2 PPG. The Bucks have averaged 42.5% from the field per game, less than the Nets have managed so far this season (43.9% on average).

Defensively, the Nets feature the league's No. 16-rated defense on the road, allowing 101.1 points per game. Milwaukee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 30 in the league in scoring at home.

New Jersey was an 84-73 loser in its last match at home against the Bulls. They failed to cover the 6.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 157 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. New Jersey got 22 points from Brook Lopez but lost anyway 84-73 against the Bulls on Thursday at Prudential Center.

Milwaukee lost its last outing, a 93-89 result against the Magic on March 16. The Bucks covered in that game as a 6.5-point underdog, while the 182 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Bucks endured a 93-89 loss at the hands of the Magic on Wednesday, despite a 23-point effort from Brandon Jennings at Bradley Center.

New Jersey Nets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Washington are 6-4
After playing Chicago are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

Milwaukee Bucks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 1-9
Before playing New York are 4-6
After playing Orlando are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few Nets at Bucks trends to consider:
New Jersey is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of New Jersey's last 9 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of New Jersey's last 14 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Jersey's last 6 games on the road
Milwaukee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing New Jersey
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Milwaukee's last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Milwaukee's last 21 games
Milwaukee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against New Jersey

Next up:
New Jersey at Washington, Sunday, March 20
Milwaukee home to New York, Sunday, March 20

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