Through 3 Quarters

The Milwaukee Bucks are giving their home crowd exactly what it was hoping to see. Three quarters in and their offense has really been able to impose its will, dominating the Brooklyn Nets 97-85 three quarters in.

Giannis Antetokounmpo has led the way so far for the Bucks, as he has posted a double-double on 25 points and 12 rebounds in addition to five assists. One thing to keep an eye out for is George Hill's foul situation as he currently sits at four.

Kevin Durant (24 points) has been the top scorer for Brooklyn.

Who's Playing

Brooklyn @ Milwaukee

What to Know

The Brooklyn Nets and the Milwaukee Bucks will face off at 7:30 p.m. ET October 19th at Fiserv Forum to kick off their 2021 seasons. The Nets are coming off of a 48-24 season with hopes of advancing further than the second round of the playoffs, where they were eliminated by Milwaukee 115-111 in game seven. Likewise, Milwaukee was 46-26 last season and, of course, is the reigning champ after their 105-98 win over the Phoenix Suns in game six of the NBA finals.

A couple last-season offensive stats to keep an eye on: Brooklyn was the best in field goal percentage, finishing the 2020-2021 season at 49.40%. Milwaukee displayed some offensive firepower of their own as they ranked first in the league in points per game, closing the year with 120.1 on average.

The neutral point spread forecasts a close one for these two. We'll see if the game is as close as the oddsmakers expect or if one of these teams has a surprise blowout in them.

How To Watch

  • When: Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Fiserv Forum -- Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • TV: TNT
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $117.77

Odds

The Bucks are a slight 1.5-point favorite against the Nets, according to the latest NBA odds.

The line on this game has moved a bit since it opened, as it started out as a pick 'em.

Over/Under: -111

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Series History

Milwaukee have won 19 out of their last 26 games against Brooklyn.

  • Jun 19, 2021 - Milwaukee 115 vs. Brooklyn 111
  • Jun 17, 2021 - Milwaukee 104 vs. Brooklyn 89
  • Jun 15, 2021 - Brooklyn 114 vs. Milwaukee 108
  • Jun 13, 2021 - Milwaukee 107 vs. Brooklyn 96
  • Jun 10, 2021 - Milwaukee 86 vs. Brooklyn 83
  • Jun 07, 2021 - Brooklyn 125 vs. Milwaukee 86
  • Jun 05, 2021 - Brooklyn 115 vs. Milwaukee 107
  • May 04, 2021 - Milwaukee 124 vs. Brooklyn 118
  • May 02, 2021 - Milwaukee 117 vs. Brooklyn 114
  • Jan 18, 2021 - Brooklyn 125 vs. Milwaukee 123
  • Aug 04, 2020 - Brooklyn 119 vs. Milwaukee 116
  • Jan 18, 2020 - Milwaukee 117 vs. Brooklyn 97
  • Apr 06, 2019 - Brooklyn 133 vs. Milwaukee 128
  • Apr 01, 2019 - Milwaukee 131 vs. Brooklyn 121
  • Feb 04, 2019 - Milwaukee 113 vs. Brooklyn 94
  • Dec 29, 2018 - Milwaukee 129 vs. Brooklyn 115
  • Apr 05, 2018 - Brooklyn 119 vs. Milwaukee 111
  • Feb 04, 2018 - Milwaukee 109 vs. Brooklyn 94
  • Jan 26, 2018 - Milwaukee 116 vs. Brooklyn 91
  • Feb 15, 2017 - Milwaukee 129 vs. Brooklyn 125
  • Dec 03, 2016 - Milwaukee 112 vs. Brooklyn 103
  • Dec 01, 2016 - Milwaukee 111 vs. Brooklyn 93
  • Oct 29, 2016 - Milwaukee 110 vs. Brooklyn 108
  • Mar 13, 2016 - Milwaukee 109 vs. Brooklyn 100
  • Nov 07, 2015 - Milwaukee 94 vs. Brooklyn 86
  • Nov 02, 2015 - Milwaukee 103 vs. Brooklyn 96

Injury Report for Milwaukee

  • Bobby Portis: Out (Hamstring)
  • Semi Ojeleye: Out (Calf)
  • Rodney Hood: Out (Foot)
  • Donte DiVincenzo: Out (Ankle)

Injury Report for Brooklyn

  • Day'Ron Sharpe: Out (Toe)
  • Kyrie Irving: Out (Personal)