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2021 NBA Playoffs: Nets vs. Bucks odds, line, picks, Game 7 predictions from model on 100-66 roll

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The 2021 NBA Playoffs continue on Saturday evening with a highly-anticipated Game 7 battle. The Brooklyn Nets host the Milwaukee Bucks, with the winner set to advance to the Eastern Conference finals. Milwaukee won a home contest in Game 6 on Thursday to force this winner-take-all scenario. The home team has won all six games in this series thus far. Kyrie Irving (ankle) is out for Brooklyn, with Donte DiVincenzo (ankle) out for Milwaukee.

Tip-off is at 8:30 p.m. ET in Brooklyn. William Hill Sportsbook lists Brooklyn as a 1.5-point home favorite, while the over-under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 215 in the latest Nets vs. Bucks odds. Before making any Bucks vs. Nets picks, be sure to check out the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned over $9,100 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past two-plus seasons. The model is up almost $900 on its top-rated picks this season and entered the conference semifinals of the 2021 NBA Playoffs on a stunning 100-66 roll on top-rated NBA picks against the spread dating back to last season. Anybody who has followed it has seen huge returns.

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Now, the model has locked in its Nets vs. Bucks picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Now, here are several NBA odds and betting trends for Bucks vs. Nets:

  • Bucks vs. Nets spread: Nets -1.5
  • Bucks vs. Nets over-under: 215 points
  • Bucks vs. Nets money line: Nets -115, Bucks -105
  • MIL: The Bucks are 5-5 against the spread in the last 10 games
  • BKN: The Nets are 7-3 against the spread in the last 10 games

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Why the Bucks can cover

The Bucks were led by their offense in the regular season but, in the NBA Playoffs 2021, it has been their defense carrying the day. Milwaukee leads the playoffs in defensive rating, yielding just 101.5 points per 100 possessions. The Bucks also lead the playoffs in grabbing 80.1 percent of available defensive rebounds. Even when scuffling on offense, the Bucks have been able to clamp down on Brooklyn’s league-leading offense, and Milwaukee has received high-level contributions from Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton in the last two victories. 

Antetokounmpo has been a steady force, averaging 30.5 points and 12.8 rebounds per game in the series. Middleton has stepped up in the last two games, averaging 31.5 points per contest and making several big shots. The Bucks also put pressure on the offensive glass, grabbing 28.1 percent of their own misses in the series, and they hold a size and physicality advantage against the undermanned Nets.

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Why the Nets can cover

The Nets are accurately known as an offensive juggernaut, but their defense has leveled up in the postseason. Brooklyn is allowing only 108.3 points per 100 possessions in the playoffs, a mark that is considerably better than its regular season work. Beyond that, the Nets are holding Milwaukee to a brutal 1.02 points per possession in the first six games, and they are grabbing 75.6 percent of available defensive rebounds to deter the Bucks from generating second-chance opportunities. 

Offensively, Kevin Durant carries a considerable workload, and he is averaging 33.3 points and 10.8 rebounds per game against Milwaukee. Still, Brooklyn will need to get stops in what could be a sparring match in Game 7. Milwaukee is turning the ball over on 14.2 percent of their offensive possessions in the series, and the Nets are holding the Bucks to just a 51.8 percent true shooting mark that would be near the bottom of the NBA over a broader sample.

How to make Bucks vs. Nets picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the total, projecting 220 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits well over 50 percent of the time. You can only get this pick at SportsLine.

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So who wins Nets vs. Bucks? And which side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks.

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