Nets vs Bucks Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Friday, December 23, 2022

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A game featuring a pair of the NBA’s biggest stars will see Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets (20-12) host Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks (22-9) on December 23, 2022 at Barclays Center. The Nets are 2.5-point favorites. The over/under in this game is set at 229.5.

How to bet Nets vs. Bucks

Brooklyn Nets vs. Milwaukee Bucks Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 2.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Nets as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Nets have -136 odds to pick up the win, while the Bucks are listed at +115 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 229.5 points.

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Nets vs. Bucks Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, December 23, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: YES
  • Location: Brooklyn, New York
  • Arena: Barclays Center

Nets vs. Bucks Betting Trends

The Nets have 16 wins against the spread in 32 games this season. Brooklyn has been chosen as the favorite in 22 games this year and has walked away with the win 16 times (72.7%) in those games. Nets games this year have hit the over on 15 of 31 set point totals.

The Bucks have played 31 games, with 17 wins against the spread. Milwaukee has a 2-3 record in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 40% of those games). Bucks games this season have hit the over 48.4% of the time (15 out of 31 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Nets

Nets Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Kevin Durant 31 30.1 6.6 5.3 0.8 1.6 1.7
Kyrie Irving 22 26.1 4.8 4.5 0.8 1 2.8
Nicolas Claxton 29 11.6 8.6 1.3 0.7 2.3 0
Royce O’Neale 30 9.2 5.1 4.5 1 0.7 2.3
Seth Curry 21 8.7 2.1 2.4 0.6 0.2 1.6

Bucks

Bucks Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Giannis Antetokounmpo 26 31.6 11.2 5.1 0.8 1 0.8
Jrue Holiday 24 18.8 5.3 7.6 1.5 0.5 2.2
Brook Lopez 30 14.6 6 1.2 0.5 2.7 2.1
Bobby Portis 31 13.8 10 1.9 0.3 0.3 1.1
Khris Middleton 7 11.1 2.6 4.4 0.6 0.1 1.6
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Nets: Yuta Watanabe: Questionable (Hamstring)

Bucks: Khris Middleton: Doubtful (Knee), Giannis Antetokounmpo: Probable (Knee)

What you need to know about the Brooklyn Nets

With 114 points per game on offense, Brooklyn is 15th in the NBA. Defensively, it surrenders 111.5 points per contest, which ranks 10th in the league. In home games, the Nets are averaging 1.5 more points per game (114.8) than they are away from home (113.3). The Nets have seen an uptick in scoring recently, racking up 119.5 points per game in their last 10 contests, 5.5 points more than the 114 they’ve scored this year.

Brooklyn is making 11.9 threes per game this season (13th-ranked in NBA), and it has a 38.3% three-point percentage (third-best). So far this season, the Nets have taken 62.7% two-pointers, accounting for 71.9% of the team’s baskets. They have shot 37.3% threes (28.1% of the team’s baskets).

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What you need to know about the Milwaukee Bucks

In 2022-23, Milwaukee is 17th in the league offensively (112.9 points scored per game) and fourth-best on defense (108.9 points conceded). At home, the Bucks score 118.2 points per game. On the road, they score 106.4. In their past 10 games, the Bucks are posting 112.4 points per game, compared to their season average of 112.9.

Beyond the arc, Milwaukee is seventh in the NBA in 3-pointers made per game (13.2). It is 16th in 3-point percentage at 35.3%. The Bucks take 41.9% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 32% of their made baskets are from there. Inside the arc, they take 58.1% of their shots, with 68% of their makes coming from there.

Our prediction to win this contest is the Nets, and we predict that Bucks will cover the spread (Nets -2.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 229.5 points.

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You can bet on Nets vs. Bucks at every legal online sportsbook. For more NBA odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals as well as NBA prop odds, check out the latest NBA lines as well as our guide to the best NBA betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

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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