The Eastern Conference powerhouse Milwaukee Bucks close out their five-game road trip Monday when they travel to Brooklyn to play the Nets. The Bucks (38-13) have won three in a row, while the Nets (28-26) have won seven of 10. They're set to tip off at 7:30 p.m. ET from Barclays Center. The Bucks won the first meeting by double-figures in December in Milwaukee and have taken 13 of the past 15 games in the series overall. Milwaukee is a seven-point favorite in the latest Bucks vs. Nets odds, while the over-under for total points scored is 227.5. Before making any Bucks vs. Nets picks of your own, you should see the latest NBA predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.
This model, which simulates every game 10,000 times, is crushing its NBA picks this season. It entered Week 16 of the 2018-19 NBA season with a sterling 187-136 record on all top-rated picks, returning over $4,000 to anybody following them. And it has been particularly red-hot on its A-rated NBA picks against the spread recently, entering Week 16 on a blistering 29-14 run. Anybody following it is up huge.
Now the model has dialed in on Bucks vs. Nets. We can tell you it is leaning to the under, but it's also showing a pick against the spread that cashes in nearly 70 percent of simulations. That one is available exclusively at SportsLine.
The model has taken into account the Bucks' strong play of late, which has seen Milwaukee go 13-3 since the new year began. The Bucks have the best record in the league, which can be attributed greatly to the MVP-caliber play of power forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, who is averaging 26.6 points, 12.5 rebounds and 5.8 assists, and the play of the team's offense, which is second in the league in points scored (117) and field goal percentage (48.1).
Milwaukee is 16-9 on the road this season and holds a three-game lead over the Toronto Raptors for the top spot in the East. The Bucks are 26-7 against conference foes and are 13-2-1 against the spread in the past 16 meetings in Brooklyn.
But just because Milwaukee has been playing well of late doesn't guarantee it'll cover the Bucks vs. Nets spread.
The Nets are tough to beat at home, where they are 16-11 this season and own a nine-game win streak. One of the Nets' top sharp shooters is Joe Harris, who will compete in the NBA All-Star 3-Point Contest. He has hit 115 3-pointers this season at a blistering 45.3 percent. The Nets are 10th in the league in 3-point shooting.
Brooklyn's strong play of late has allowed them to move up in the NBA standings, where it is now sixth in the Eastern Conference and just six games behind the Celtics. The Nets have also covered four straight against teams with a winning record.
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