Bucks vs Nets Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Thursday, March 9, 2023

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A game featuring one of the NBA’s hottest squads will see the Milwaukee Bucks (47-18, 9-1 over their last 10) play the Brooklyn Nets (37-28) at Fiserv Forum on March 9, 2023. The Bucks are 9.5-point favorites. The point total is 231.5 points in this contest.

How to bet Bucks vs. Nets

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Brooklyn Nets Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 9.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Bucks as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Bucks have -457 odds to pick up the win, while the Nets are listed at +354 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 231.5 points.

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Bucks vs. Nets Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Thursday, March 9, 2023
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSW
  • Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Arena: Fiserv Forum

Bucks vs. Nets Betting Trends

The Bucks have played 65 games, with 36 wins against the spread. Milwaukee has won 43, or 81.1%, of the 53 contests in which it was the favorite this year. Bucks games this year have gone over the point total 47.7% of the time (31 out of 65 games with a set point total).

The Nets are 35-30-0 against the spread this season. Brooklyn has won 37% of the games this season it was the moneyline underdog (10-17). The Nets have gone over the point total 44.6% of the time this season (29 of 65 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Bucks Leaders
Giannis Antetokounmpo 52 31.2 11.9 5.5 0.7 0.8 0.8
Jrue Holiday 53 19.9 5.1 7.3 1.2 0.3 2.5
Brook Lopez 64 15.1 6.6 1.3 0.5 2.4 1.8
Khris Middleton 22 13.7 4.1 4.4 0.7 0.1 1.4
Bobby Portis 54 13.7 9.7 1.7 0.4 0.2 1.1


Nets Leaders
Mikal Bridges 66 18.6 4.5 3.5 1.2 0.8 1.9
Cameron Thomas 45 11.3 1.8 1.6 0.4 0.1 0.9
Seth Curry 47 9.9 1.8 1.9 0.7 0.1 1.7
Dorian Finney-Smith 51 8.6 4.9 1.5 0.8 0.5 1.8
Joe Harris 58 8.2 2.4 1.5 0.5 0.2 2
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Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo: Probable (Illness), Goran Dragic: Out (Knee), Jrue Holiday: Probable (Neck), Serge Ibaka: Out (Personal), Wesley Matthews: Out (Calf), Jae Crowder: Probable (Neck)

Nets: Ben Simmons: Out (Back/Knee), Royce O’Neale: Out (Knee), Spencer Dinwiddie: Out (Rest), Nicolas Claxton: Out (Thumb), Cameron Johnson: Out (Knee)

What you need to know about the Milwaukee Bucks

Milwaukee is putting up 115.8 points per game this year (ninth-ranked in NBA), but it has really played well on defense, surrendering just 111.7 points per contest (fifth-best). Offensively the Bucks have fared better at home this season, posting 119.6 points per game, compared to 111.9 per game on the road. The Bucks’ offense has been much better over their last 10 games, racking up 123.2 points per contest compared to the 115.8 they’ve averaged this year.

Milwaukee has a 36.5% three-point percentage this year (11th-ranked in NBA), but it has really provided a lift by making 14.7 threes per contest (fourth-best). So far this year, the Bucks have taken 55.3% two-pointers, accounting for 65.1% of the team’s buckets. They have shot 44.7% from beyond the arc (34.9% of the team’s baskets).

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What you need to know about the Brooklyn Nets

Brooklyn puts up 113.6 points per game and allow 112.6, ranking them 18th in the NBA on offense and 11th on defense. At home, the Nets average 114.4 points per game. Away, they average 112.9. The Nets have fared worse offensively in their last 10 games, scoring 109.1 points per contest, 4.5 fewer points their than season average of 113.6.

In 2022-23 Brooklyn is 10th in the league in 3-point makes (12.7 per game) and third-best in 3-point percentage (38.4%). The Nets take 39.1% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 30.3% of their made baskets are from there. Inside the 3-point line, they take 60.9% of their shots, with 69.7% of their makes coming from there.

Bucks vs. Nets Predictions and Pick

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Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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