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Brooklyn Nets at Milwaukee Bucks Predictions & Tips - Bucks To Force Game 7

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Leigh Copson 16 Jun 2021
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Brooklyn Nets at Milwaukee Bucks Predictions & Tips


Milwaukee can set up a winner-takes-all Game 7 showdown in Brooklyn.

Kevin Durant’s one-man show won Game 5 for the Nets, but they cannot continue to rely on KD here.

James Harden made his return in the win, but he was clearly not 100% and made very little impact.

So if Milwaukee can slow down Durant here, like they have done twice already at home, they could level it up again.

  • Milwaukee Bucks are 2-0 at home to Brooklyn Nets in this playoff series
  • Milwaukee Bucks are 4-0 at home to Brooklyn Nets this season
  • Milwaukee Bucks have covered -2.5 in all 4 wins over Brooklyn Nets this season
  • Milwaukee Bucks are 4-0 at home in this season’s playoffs
  • Milwaukee Bucks are on a 12-game win streak at home
  • All 4 playoff meetings so far have produced -223.5 Total Points

Head To Head


  • Milwaukee Bucks lead the all-time series 115-85
  • Milwaukee Bucks lead the all-time playoff series 11-9

Brooklyn Nets Form & Team News


Brooklyn got a huge game from Kevin Durant when they needed it as they regained the series lead in this clash with Milwaukee.

They made a winning start to the series as Durant and Kyrie Irving combined for 54 points and Blake Griffin racked up a double double in a 115-107 victory.

Durant was proving to be a massive headache for the Bucks and in Game 2 he racked up 32 point in what ended up being a blowout win for Brooklyn, 125-86.

KD shone again in Game 3 with 30 points and 10 rebounds, but he got very little help from elsewhere in that one, resulting a narrow 86-83 defeat that saw the Nets produce their worst scoring performance of the season so far.

Already without James Harden, the Nets then saw Kyrie Irving go down injured in Game 4 and no other player managed to hit double digits aside from Durant (29). The Nets lost 107-96 to surrender the lead.

A hobbled Harden returned for Game 5 and made little impact, but he did not need to as Durant almost singled-handedly dragged Brooklyn to a 114-108 win, putting up 49 points, 17 rebounds and 10 assists in a sensational triple double.

Harden is no longer listed on the injury report despite clearly struggling with his hamstring in Game 5, but Kyrie Irving (ankle) remains out and he may not return until the next round if the Nets advance.

Milwaukee Bucks Form & Team News


Milwaukee find themselves behind the 8-Ball heading into Game 6 – if they lose their season is over.

Having swept Miami 4-0 in the previous round, the Bucks dropped the first two games of this series with Brooklyn.

Milwaukee’s big two – Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton – faced plenty of questions after 115-107 and 125-86 defeats, but they silenced their critics with double doubles in Game 3.

‘The Greek Freak’ posted 35 points and 15 rebounds while Middleton put up 33 points and 14 rebounds. Brook Lopez chipped in 11 rebounds as the Bucks dominated the paint, resulting in an 86-83 victory.

Giannis followed that up with another strong performance in Game 4 (34 points and 12 rebounds), and that played a decisive part in Milwaukee levelling the series with a 107-96 win.

However, they could not contain Kevin Durant in Game 5, resulting in a 114-108 defeat, and that means nothing less than a win will do in their final home game of the series.

They have no major concerns on the injury report heading into the game, with Jordan Nwora (thigh) still day-to-day and Donte DiVincenzo (foot) done for the season.

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Verdict

Milwaukee could not slow Durant in Game 5 but they are back at home here and that is huge.

The Bucks are 4-0 at home to the Nets and the visitors cannot keep relying on KD. Milwaukee can take this to force Game 7.

Value Bet: Milwaukee -2.5 Spread @-131.58 at BetMGM - 2 Units
Value Bet: Bucks -2.5 & -223.5 Spread & Total Points @194.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units

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