As much as we wanted to finish this thing in the MKE on Thursday night, the Brooklyn Nets are now headed home in an even-up series for Game 7, though they’ve got a distinct advantage: the not-so-sneaky great Nets fans who powered the team to a ridiculous comeback victory in Game 5.
After that contest, a 114-108 victory that had every Bucks fan on earth pummeling their Mike Budenholzer voodoo dolls and begging for Giannis to switch onto Kevin Durant even once, it was difficult to come up with a reason the Nets wouldn’t steam past Milwaukee again in Game 6.
Alas, this one was a wire-to-wire semi-blowout, with the Bucks polishing the game off 104-89. It was…not pretty. The third quarter ended deadlocked at 19, which is not really where you want basketball scores to be, in this day and age.
Nonetheless, we get a chance to experience the two greatest words in sports on Saturday: Healthy KD!
Oh, and Game 7 too, yeah.
Nets vs Bucks Game Info
Tipoff from the Barclays Center will come at 8:30 PM on Saturday night (let’s gooooo), with a full house juiced for another overwhelming performance from Kevin Durant. The game will air nationally on TNT.
Nets vs Bucks Spread & Odds
Watch this space! The odds will be updated throughout the day heading into gameday. What are you waiting for?!
Here you go, folks! The Nets are listed as two-point favorites and -125 on the money line. For any over/under fanatics out there, the magic number is set at 215.
Nets vs Bucks Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets have typically covered the spread thus far this season, falling to 45-37 ATS with their troubling loss on Thursday, where the betting lines were the least of their problems. Things get worse where they’re more powerful underdogs, though; when the spread is 3.5 points or more, they’re now 24-25.
As far as the over goes, the Nets are 40-32; and even with a hobbled James Harden and no Kyrie Irving, they’re typically a good bet to cross the threshold, despite a slog in Game 6.
Milwaukee managed to press on Thursday, but they have a losing record against the spread in games featuring a +3.5 spread, going 29-32 with one push.
If Game 6 was any indication, they won’t score. But…why would it be? Brooklyn’s coming home!
Nets vs Bucks Prediction & Pick
Alright. This is it. For all the marbles.
And how could Brooklyn possibly lose it? You’re going to let your journey end after that Game 5? Come on.
KD won’t pass 50, but he’ll enter the mid-40s yet again, and the Nets will win 116-108. See you…Atlanta? Oh, man.