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The Nets vs Bucks semi-finals of the Eastern Conference will go to at least six games after the Bucks have tied the series with a couple of wins in Milwaukee. Next up is Game 5 and we have prepared an in-depth preview of this game for you, along with a closer look on betting lines, odds, and our top Nets vs Bucks predictions, tips and picks.
Our Best Nets vs Bucks Predictions and Betting Picks
The Nets vs Bucks series have been a true rollercoaster so far, so you might be wondering what is the best bet for Game 5 of this matchup. With that in mind, we have selected a few of our best Nets vs Bucks predictions and picks for you:
- Total Points: Under 216.5 @ -109 – BetRivers
- Giannis Antetokounmpo Total Points: Over 32.5 @ -118 – FanDuel
- Kevin Durant Total Points: Over 34.5 @ -110 – BetMGM
Odds and lines are subject to change at all times, so be sure to check them with the bookie before placing a bet.
Under 216.5 Total Points
Despite the fact that these two teams have been among the best in offense in the regular season, we haven’t seen any high-scoring games in the series. We all expected this to happen, but we have instead witnessed games with low scoring outputs from both teams. For example, the lines for total points were around 230 points at the start of the series and they’ve dropped to 216 for Game 5. While it is tempting to try over on this line, we expect to see another low-scoring effort since the Nets will be without Irving and Harden, while the Bucks are having problems finding their offense.
Kevin Durant Over 34.5 Total Points
With Harden and Irving both out with injuries, everything now depends on Kevin Durant for the Nets. Sure, the Nets have Joe Harris, Blake Griffin, and a few other solid players, but Durant will have to carry them on offense and he will have to do a spectacular job for the Nets to have a chance in Game 5. So, our top Nets vs Bucks prediction is for Durant to score at least 35 points in this game, which is not that far from his playoff average of 31.3 points per game.
Giannis Antetokounmpo Over 32.5 Total Points
The Greek Freak and two-time NBA MVP has been the most consistent player for the Bucks in the games against the Nets, so there’s no reason why we shouldn’t expect the same in Game 5. Giannis is averaging 29.8 points per game in the Nets vs Bucks series, but that average is brought down by a subpar outing in Game 2 since Antetokounmpo has scored at least 33 points in three of the four games in the series.
Nets vs Bucks Game 5 preview – A great chance for the Bucks
Not many people saw the Bucks getting back into the series after the first two games, but the Nets have been decimated by injuries and the Bucks managed to win Game 3 and Game 4 in Milwaukee. So, let’s take a closer look at these two teams before Game 5:
Things looked bright for the Nets after the first two games of the Eastern Conference semis, despite the fact that they had to play without Harden. However, the team lost Game 3 in an unlucky fashion and Game 4 was never close after Kyrie Irving went down with an ankle injury. The Nets will now have to manage without Harden, Irving, and Dinwiddie in Game 5, which is a tough task against one of the best teams in the East.
The Bucks lost the first two games in the series and they were lucky to win Game 3, but after Kyrie Irving got injured in Game 4, the Bucks managed to tie the series. Now they have a good chance to reach the Conference Finals, if they can take advantage of the Nets’ injuries and win Game 5 in Brooklyn. The Bucks have a full roster at their disposal for the next game, except for Donte DiVincenzo who is out for the season.
Nets vs Bucks – Frequently asked questions
What Is the Current Score in the Nets vs Bucks Matchup?
The series are currently tied at 2-2 after both teams have won their home-court games.
Which Player Is the Top Scorer in the Series?
Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kevin Durant are tied for the top scorer after the first four games. Both players have scored 119 points so far, averaging 29.8 points per game.
When Will Game 5 of the Series Start?
Game 5 of the Nets vs Bucks will begin at 8:30 pm ET, on Tuesday, June 15th.