The NBA is set up with a great night of action throughout May 4. Seven games will be up on the board throughout Tuesday night. One of these matchups will be between the Brooklyn Nets and the Milwaukee Bucks. These two teams have been really solid throughout this season and will look for a big win in this one. This game will tip off at around 7:30 PM Eastern time on TNT.
Brooklyn has earned a record of 43-22 throughout this season, which has them sitting in second place of the Eastern Conference. The Nets are only half a game back on the top seeded Philadelphia 76ers. Brooklyn has lost back to back games entering Tuesday’s tilt. The Nets will look to bounce back with a big win in this one.
The Bucks have put up a record of 40-24 to this point in the season, which has them in third place of the Eastern Conference. Milwaukee is two and a half games back on the Nets and three games back on the top seed. The Bucks have won two straight and five of their last seven. Milwaukee will look to get closer in the standings with a win in this one.
These two teams have been strong throughout this season, which should lead to a great game on Tuesday night. The Nets are higher up in the standings and will look to earn the win in this one. Milwaukee has picked up their play down the stretch and will look to catch Brooklyn in the final eight games of the season.
The Nets and the Bucks have met up twice so far this season. Brooklyn hosted the first game of the season series on January 18. Giannis Antetokounmpo dropped 34 points and 12 rebounds. Khris Middleton scored 25 points, but it was not enough. James Harden finished with 34 points and 12 assists. Kevin Durant added another 30 points as the Nets earned a 125-123 win.
Milwaukee hosted the second game of the season series on May 2. Kevin Durant dropped 42 points and 10 rebounds. Kyrie Irving added 20 points, but it was not enough for the Nets this time. Giannis Antetokounmpo finished with 49 points, while Khris Middleton scored 26 points and 11 rebounds. Jrue Holiday put up 18 points as the Bucks earned a 117-114 win on the night.
These two teams have split the first two games of the season series. These two teams have played two tight games and I expect the final matchup to be no different. The Bucks will look to sweep the two game set at home in this one, while Brooklyn will look to get back on track. If either team can control the pace early in this game, it could be enough for a win.
Field Goal Shooting
Brooklyn has been really strong shooting the ball this season. The Nets have made around 49.2 percent of their shots from the field, which is 1st in the NBA. Brooklyn has shot 38.8 percent from deep this season, which is 5th in the league. The Nets have sunk 81 percent of their shots from the free throw line, which is 6th in the NBA.
The Bucks have been strong shooting the ball as well this season. Milwaukee has been shooting 48.6 percent from the field, which is 4th in the league. The Bucks have made 39.2 percent of their shots from behind the arc, which is 2nd in the NBA. Milwaukee has drained 75.8 percent of their shots from the charity stripe, which is 24th in the league.
These two teams have been strong shooting the ball, but the Nets hold the edge in this one. Milwaukee has been better on defense though. The Bucks have held opposing teams to a 45.3 percent from the field, which is 3rd in the NBA. Brooklyn has allowed their opponents to shoot 46.3 percent from the field, which is 11th in the league. Milwaukee will look for their defense to slow down the Nets in this one.
Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving have both been really strong for the Nets so far this season. Durant is averaging 28 points and 7 rebounds per game. Irving has averaged 27 points and 6.5 assists per game. Joe Harris is averaging 14.5 points per game, while Jeff Green has averaged 10.5 points. Blake Griffin and Landry Shamet are both averaging 9.5 points per game to round out the lineup.
Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton have both been strong for Milwaukee. Antetokounmpo has averaged 28.5 points and 11 rebounds per game. Middleton is averaging 20.5 points per game. Jrue Holiday has averaged 17.5 points, while Brook Lopez is averaging 12 points per game. Bobby Portis has averaged 11.5 points and 7 rebounds. Donte DiVincenzo and Bryn Forbes are both averaging 10 points.
These two teams have had great depth scoring throughout this season. Brooklyn is without James Harden still, which will hurt. The Bucks could be missing Bobby Portis after he was scratched Sunday. The Nets will look for Durant and Irving to step up in this one as they battle it out with Antetokounmpo and Middleton. If either team’s depth steps up in this one, it could be enough for the win.
The Nets have been stronger this season, but they are coming off a loss to Milwaukee on Sunday. I think that Brooklyn will bounce back in this one though. The Nets have been stronger shooting the ball and their depth is stronger in my opinion. Brooklyn is still without Harden, but Durant and Irving should pick up the slack in this one.
BetOnline has Milwaukee listed as a -2 against the spread in this one. This gives a slight edge to the Bucks at home in this one. I think this line should be closer to even with Brooklyn being the better team this season. I think the Nets will come out strong after losing their last two. These games have been close this season and with two points, I like the value on Brooklyn.