The Milwaukee Bucks (43-17) are 6.5-point favorites against the Brooklyn Nets (34-26) on February 28, 2023 at Barclays Center. The Bucks are red-hot, having won 14 in a row while going 10-0 over their past 10 games. The over/under is 230.5 points for the matchup.
How to bet Bucks vs. Nets
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Brooklyn Nets Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 6.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Bucks as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Bucks have -251 odds to pick up the win, while the Nets are listed at +203 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 230.5 points.
Bucks vs. Nets Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Tuesday, February 28, 2023
- Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: YES
- Location: Brooklyn, New York
- Arena: Barclays Center
Bucks vs. Nets Betting Trends
The Bucks have played 60 games, with 33 wins against the spread. Milwaukee has been the favorite in 48 games this season and has come away with the win 39 times (81.2%) in those contests. Bucks games this year have hit the over 46.7% of the time (28 out of 60 games with a set point total).
The Nets have 32 wins against the spread in 60 games this season. Brooklyn has compiled a 9-15 record in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 37.5% of those games). Nets games this season have gone over the total in 28 of 60 opportunities (46.7%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo: Probable (Quadricep), Serge Ibaka: Out (Personal), Wesley Matthews: Out (Calf)
Nets: Ben Simmons: Out (Knee)
What you need to know about the Milwaukee Bucks
Milwaukee owns a top-five defense this year, ranking fourth-best in the league with 111.2 points allowed per game. On offense, it ranks 13th with 114.9 points scored per contest. Offensively the Bucks have played better at home this season, scoring 118.7 points per game, compared to 110.8 per game in road games. In their last 10 games, the Bucks have been racking up 118.9 points per contest, an average that’s slightly higher than the 114.9 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.
Milwaukee ranks top-five this year in three-point shooting, ranking fourth-best in the league with 14.4 three-pointers per game. Meanwhile, it ranks 15th with a 35.9% shooting percentage from beyond the arc. Of the shots taken by the Bucks in 2022-23, 55.5% of them have been two-pointers (65.5% of the team’s made baskets) and 44.5% have been from beyond the arc (34.5%).
What you need to know about the Brooklyn Nets
In 2022-23, Brooklyn is 17th in the league offensively (113.8 points scored per game) and 14th on defense (112.9 points allowed). In 2022-23 the Nets are averaging 2.7 more points per game at home (115.2) than away (112.5). The Nets have fared worse offensively in their last 10 games, scoring 109.9 points per contest, 3.9 fewer points their than season average of 113.8.
In 2022-23 Brooklyn is 10th in the NBA in 3-point makes (12.6 per game) and second-best in 3-point percentage (38.8%). The Nets attempt 61.5% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 38.5% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 70.1% of the Nets’ baskets are 2-pointers, and 29.9% are 3-pointers.
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