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Milwaukee Bucks vs Brooklyn Nets (Game 5) Predictions, Moneyline, Picks

Written by: Christian Jope
Updated October 14, 2022
11 min read
Bucks Vs Nets Game 5
  • The Milwaukee Bucks have finally drawn the series level, after winning back-to-back games at home.
  • Brooklyn will likely be without Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant in Game 5 against the Bucks.
  • The Bucks open as expected favorites entering Game 5.

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Milwaukee Bucks vs Brooklyn Nets Odds

Team Point Spread Total Money Line
Milwaukee Bucks -3 (-110)
O 218.5 (-115)
Brooklyn Nets +3 (-110)
U 218.5 (-105)

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Milwaukee Bucks vs Brooklyn Nets Predictions and Picks

Our Pick
The Milwaukee Bucks have all the momentum and they’ll be facing a shorthanded Brooklyn Nets side. Despite having home court, the Brooklyn Nets are in trouble.
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How to Watch Milwaukee Bucks vs Brooklyn Nets

Milwaukee Bucks vs Brooklyn Nets Information
Teams Milwaukee Bucks vs Brooklyn Nets
Location Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
Time 8:30 PM EST, June 15th, 2021
How to Watch TNT

Head-to-Head: Milwaukee Bucks vs Brooklyn Nets

Milwaukee Bucks Head-to-Head Brooklyn Nets
Mike Budenholzer Head Coach Steve Nash
46-26 (3rd in East) Standing 48-24 (2nd in East)
W-W-L-L Form L-L-W-W
117.2 (6th of 30) Off Rtg 118.3 (1st of 30)
111.4 (10th of 30) Def Rtg 113.8 (23rd of 30)
102.2 (2nd of 30) Pace 99.5 (12th of 30)

Playoff Leaders (Per Game)

G. Antetokounmpo (25.6) PPG K. Durant (32.0)
G. Antetokounmpo (14.2) RPG K. Durant (7.8)
J. Holiday (9.0) APG J. Harden (8.8)
J. Holiday (1.8) SPG J. Harden (1.7)
G. Antetokounmpo, B. Lopez (1.0) BPG K. Durant (2.2)
B. Lopez (.615)/G. Antetokounmpo (10.4) FG%/FGM J. Harden (.556)/K. Durant (10.8)
B. Forbes (.447)/B. Forbes (3.4) 3P%/3PM J. Harris (.524)/J. Harris (3.7)

MIL: Launch from Range

The Milwaukee Bucks aren’t shy in regards to shooting the ball. In Game 4 against the Nets, they were dangerous from three and punished the Nets defenders.

Milwaukee converted on 16 of their 47 three-point attempts in Game 4 against the Nets. In fact, six of their eight players that made a three hit at least two.

The Nets look as if they’ll struggle on the offensive side of the ball outside of Kevin Durant. If the Bucks want to control the game early, they need to punish the Nets with their three-point threat.

Bucks Key Player: (F) Giannis Antetokounmpo

The Milwaukee Bucks are back level and Giannis Antetokounmpo is back on track to help them bring the series back in their control.

In Game 4 against the Nets Antetokounmpo posted 34 points, 12 rebounds, and three assists, on 14 of 26 shooting from the field.

Antetokounmpo’s three-point and free throw shooting is still dreadful, but he’s been more than effective in the paint. To take control of the series, Antetokounmpo needs to establish his dominance.

BKN: Time for the Supporting Cast to Step Up

The Brooklyn Nets are having a nightmare of a second round. Formerly up 2-0, the series is now drawn and both James Harden and Kyrie Irving are out with injury. It’s time for the Brooklyn role players to step up their game.

In Game 4 against the Bucks, the only double-digit scorers were Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving – who played just 17 minutes. The rest of the team combined for just 57 of the team’s 96 points, without another double-digit scorer.

The Brooklyn Nets have weapons available to them, but they need to convert when Kevin Durant needs them. If not, the Bucks will run away with this game.

Nets Key Player: (F) Kevin Durant

The Nets are in a bit of trouble and the weight of Brooklyn’s success rests on Kevin Durant’s shoulders.

In Game 4 against the Bucks, Durant posted 28 points, 13 rebounds, and five assists on 9 of 25 shooting from the field.

With Irving and Harden likely out for this game, Durant will be the focus of the Nets’ offence. While his teammates need to support him, Durant needs to have a big game to make up the difference.

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Christian Jope is a writer, social media strategist, and data analyst. A Queen’s University Alumni, Christian is an author and social media strategist with Raptors Cage, while also working closely with MLSE and Canada Basketball through community-driven events.

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