Planning on watching today's Bucks and Nets game? Catch the action at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, as the Nets hosts this showdown at 7:30 ET on YES. In this Eastern matchup, the Bucks are the betting favorite against the Nets. The over/under for the game is 240.5 points.

MILWAUKEE BUCKS VS BROOKLYN NETS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Milwaukee Bucks -3.5

This game will be played at Barclays Center at 7:30 ET on Wednesday, December 27th.

WHY BET THE MILWAUKEE BUCKS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 113-108 in favor of the Bucks.
  • Our projections have Giannis Antetokounmpo finishing with Giannis Antetokounmpo points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Bucks finishing with a field goal percentage of 51.2% and knocking down 14 threes.

Will Milwaukee Shock Everyone at Barclays Center?

In the Central Division, the Bucks hold the top spot and are 2nd in the Eastern Conference. Overall, they are 22-8 and have gone 2-1 in their last three games.

So far, Milwaukee's ATS record is below .500 at 13-17. Milwaukee has not been good vs. the spread in their last two home games, and they are 7-11 ATS at home compared to 6-6 on the road.

Milwaukee's offense is coming off a good game, putting up 122 points vs. the Knicks. Overall, they hit 47.4% of their shots from the field and went 19/24 from the free-throw line. One area that the Bucks offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 3rd in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 49%.

Looking at the Bucks defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 119.1 points per game (23).

In the terms of takeaways, Bucks are causing 13.1 turnovers per game, ranking 16th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 13th in rejections, averaging 5.5 blocked shots each game.

Does Brooklyn Have What it Takes at Home?

With their game against the Bucks coming up, the Nets have a chance to go over .500 as they are 15-15. In the Eastern Conference, the Nets are in 9th place and are 4th in the Atlantic Division.

Brooklyn has an overall ATS record of 18-11 for the season so far. When playing on the road, the Nets hold an ATS record of 7-7 in contrast to a 11-4 record against the spread when playing at home.

In their most recent game, the Nets' offense tallied 118 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 116 points per game. Brooklyn's offense is currently one of the slower paced teams in the NBA, at 98.1 possessions per game. In terms of three-point shooting, they are 11th in attempts and 2nd in three-point shooting percentage.

So far, the Nets' defense is ranked 19 in the league at 115.4 points per contest.

Brooklyn's defense is currently forcing 12.3 turnovers per game, which is 7th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 10th in blocked shots, with an average of 5.9 rejections per game.