When: 7:30 PM EST, January 18, 2021
Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
Point Spread: Nets +2.5
OVER/UNDER Game Total: 239.5
Road Record: 3-3
Home Record: 6-4
Milwaukee Bucks Vs Brooklyn Nets Game Day Preview
James Harden looking good in a Brooklyn Nets uniform! However, Kyrie Irving has now missed 6 games in a row and is not expected to play tonight. The Martin Luther King Jr. game tonight against the Milwaukee Bucks will be the 3 straight national TV game he misses.
The Milwaukee bucks are hot! They are on a four-game winning streak as the dribble into Brooklyn.
The Milwaukee Bucks are 7-1 in their past eight games and in this current stretch, they are averaging 119 points per game.
Milwaukee heads to Brooklyn after getting a 112-109 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Friday. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 31 points on 14-of-21 shooting but also missed nine of his 10 free throws.
Antetokounmpo is averaging 26.6 points so far but is shooting a career-worst 57.5 percent from the line.
Khris Middleton added 25 points and hit two clutch 3-pointers in the final two-plus minutes after Milwaukee squandered a 14-point lead.
“He’s just a great decision-maker,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said of Middleton. “He knows to take what the defense gives him. If he’s got a shot, he’s an incredible shot-maker, but he’s an incredible playmaker. He’s just a great finisher.”
James Harden made his debut Saturday when the Nets shot a 122-115 victory over the Orlando Magic to get their season-high third straight win. While Kevin Durant scored a season-high 42 points, it was Harden’s performance that had the NBA chatting.
“Man it was incredible,” Durant said. “You could see him trying to figure out the best way to play. Early on I felt like we were all overpassing, trying to make everybody comfortable. Then he just got into his mode of being aggressive to score and that opened up the whole game for all of us.”
Bucks Vs Nets Facts
- Milwaukee Bucks have won their past eight games Vs the Nets in Brooklyn.
- Over is 5-2 in the last 7 MIL Vs BKN meetings.
- Nets are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest.
Milwaukee Bucks Vs Brooklyn Nets Alternative Fantasy Basketball-Statement Games Picks
Bucks 111 Nets 124
- 10 PT Pick: James Harden OVER 26.5 PTS
- 9 PT Pick: Khris Middleton OVER 24.5 PTS
- 8 PT Pick: Brooklyn Nets Three PT Percentage OVER 35.5%