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The Nets are leading the series against the Bucks 3-2 after the first five games of the Eastern Conference semis, so we are in for a very exciting Game 6 of the series. With that in mind, we’ve prepared a detailed preview of the game, with a look at betting odds, lines and the best Bucks vs Nets predictions, picks, and tips.
Our Top Bucks vs Nets Predictions and Picks
There were many surprises so far in the Bucks vs Nets games in the Eastern Conference semis, so we’ve decided to help you out with some of our favorite Bucks vs Nets predictions and tips:
- Spread: Bucks to Win (-5.5) @ -110 – BetRivers
- Total Points: Over 220.5 @ -112 – DraftKings
- James Harden Total Points: Over 15.5 @ -105 – BetMGM
Keep in mind that odds and lines can change, so you should make sure to check these with your bookmaker before you place your bet.
Bucks to Win on Spread (-5.5)
The Bucks had a great chance to win Game 5 since the Nets were without Irving, while James Harden played while clearly affected by an injury, but Milwaukee had no solution for Kevin Durant who went off for 49 points, 17 rebounds, and 10 assists. The situation is the same ahead of Game 6, but the Bucks will play at home and we believe they can cover the spread, which is one of our top Bucks vs Nets predictions.
Over 220.5 Total Points
The last game between these two teams was the first one to go over the designated line for total points, but that was mostly due to the fact that the line was set at 116 points. However, these teams were among the top ones in the league in offense during the regular season and many expected a completely different series. With that in mind, we expect to finally see a high scoring game in this series and the teams to combine for more than 220 points.
James Harden Over 15.5 Total Points
After he missed the first four games in the series, James Harden was late and pretty surprising addition for Game 5. However, it was obvious that he was far from his optimal form and physical state since he finished the game with just 5 points after going 1-10 from the field. Despite this poor performance, James Harden is still averaging over 20 points in these playoffs, so we expect him to be his ordinary self in Game 6 and score at least 16 points.
Game 6 Bucks vs Nets preview – Can the Bucks stay in the series
The Bucks are losing 3-2 after the first five games in the series, so the next game in Milwaukee is do or die for them. With that in mind, let’s check the teams out in more detail ahead of Game 6:
The loss in Game 5 has got to hurt Milwaukee since they were basically beaten by Kevin Durant alone, with a bit of help from Jeff Green. In any case, the Bucks now have to win Game 6 to stay in the series and secure Game 7, which will be played in Brooklyn if necessary. The Bucks are almost completely healthy since the only missing player is Donte DiVincenzo, who will miss the rest of the playoffs.
The Nets were in a very serious problem since it was expected that both Kyrie Irving and James Harden will miss Game 5, but Harden decided to come back for the game, perhaps a bit earlier than he would otherwise. However, the Nets will still be without Irving who is likely to miss extended time. In addition to Irving, Spencer Dinwiddie is also out of the game and probably the rest of the playoffs. James Harden will once again take the court in Game 6 of the Bucks vs Nets matchup.
Frequent questions for Game 6 of Bucks vs Nets
Which Team Is Leading the Series?
The Nets are leading the series 3-2 after their win in Game 5 a couple of days ago.
Who and When Is Hosting Game 6 of the Bucks vs Nets Semis?
The Bucks are hosting Game 6 of the series at the Fiserv Forum Milwaukee, WI. The game will begin at 8:30 pm ET, on Thursday, June 17th.
Who Are the Leading Scorers In the Series for Both Teams?
Kevin Durant is leading the Nets in scoring with 33.6 points per game, while the Bucks are led by Giannis Antetokounmpo who is averaging 30.6 points per game in the series.