Bucks vs Nets Game 1 Prediction – 2021 NBA Playoffs Conference Semifinals
The Brooklyn Nets host the Milwaukee Bucks in this Game 1 of the 2021 NBA Conference Finals on Saturday, June 5, 2021
Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals between the Milwaukee Bucks vs Brooklyn Nets tips off this Saturday Night and I’ll be giving out my Free Expert Pick along with our NBA Player Prop Bet of the Day and a way to get Free Access to our MLB Premium Pick, so stayed tuned to this sports betting preview if you’re looking to go 3-0 this Friday Night.
The NBA odds have the Brooklyn Nets listed as a -4 favorite and the over/under at 239.5 total points. The NBA betting public currently has 60% of their money behind the Nets as the home favorite. The oddsmakers have Brooklyn as a -200 favorite to win this series, then a -143 favorite to go on to win the Conference, and then +170 to go on to win the NBA Championship.
These two teams faced each other three times this NBA season and the Bucks were able to get two wins in those 3 matchups. Milwaukee has yet to face this Brooklyn team at full strength with Durant, Harden, and Irving all on the floor together.
In those three matchups, it was the battle of Giannis vs Durant. Giannis put up an average of 39.6 points, 10.6 rebounds, and 5 assists while Durant put up an averaged of 34.6 points, 9.3 rebounds, and 4.6 assists.
The Nets averaged 48.6 shooting from the field, but crushed them from 3-point land making 45% of their attempts. The Bucks averaged 46% from the field and 36% on 3-pointers.
This will be James Harden’s first game this season against Milwaukee and he has the momentum behind him after averaging 28 points in the first round series against the Celtics.
Giannis, Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton are going to be a nightmare for the Nets to defend and the Bucks will most likely be able to out rebound the Nets and put up more points in the paint, but the offensive fire power that the Nets bring to the table with Durant, Harden and Irving can’t be touched and it will keep them in any game all playoffs long.
As per reports, the Bucks Jeff Green has been upgraded to questionable to play in this Saturday matchup.
Milwaukee is 4-2 against the spread in their last 6 games and the total has gone over in 4 of the Bucks last 5 games on the road. Brooklyn is 9-1 against the spread in their last 10 games and the total has gone over in 4 of the Nets last 6 games.
In this Bucks vs Nets Game 1, we’re rolling with the Nets -1 in the first quarter and laying the -115 price. Then for free access to our MLB Premium Pick going in the Red Sox vs Yankees game, click here. Premium Picks are the top rated pick of the day, so take advantage of the information behind this game.
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