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Nets vs Bucks Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Oct. 26 (Bucks Stay Undefeated Thanks to Strong Defense)

Larry Rupp
Brooklyn Nets vs Milwaukee Bucks prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game.
Brooklyn Nets vs Milwaukee Bucks prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game. / AP Photos/Matt Slocum

Nets vs Bucks Game Info

2022-23 NBA Regular Season Game
Brooklyn Nets (1-2, 0-1 Away) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (2-0, 1-0 Home)
 Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Fiserv Forum — Milwaukee, WI
Coverage: ESPN

The 2022-23 NBA season keeps rolling on Wednesday night with a marquee matchup between the Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks. The Nets' early season struggles continued in a 134-124 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday. Kevin Durant & Kyrie Irving combined for 74 of the team's points.

Meanwhile, the Bucks gave the home crowd a lot to cheer about in their 125-105 win over the Houston Rockets on Saturday. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 44 points on 17-of-21 shooting and nabbed 12 rebounds. Milwaukee shot an impressive 51.6% from three-point range (16-of-31).

Nets vs Bucks Odds & Spread

All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: BKN: (+138) | MIL: (-164)
Spread: BKN: +3.5 (-110) | MIL: -3.5 (-110)
Total: 232.5 —Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Bucks enter this contest as small home favorites on the moneyline and spread on FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7:30 p.m. ET clash also features a total of 232.5, which is the second-highest of Wednesday's projected totals.

Nets vs Bucks Prediction & Pick

The Nets and Bucks have been praised as two of the best teams in the Eastern Conference, but only one is living up to that hype so far. Milwaukee's elite defense has been leading the way. It's a defense allowing a league-best 96.5 points per game as well as a 40.9% opponent shooting percentage.

Running into a team that knows how to take advantage of its length and athleticism is the last thing Brooklyn needs right now. They should be focusing on defending Giannis, anyways. The Greek Freak has logged at least 30 points and 10 rebounds in five of his last seven games against the Nets.

Brooklyn has lost five of its last six games against Milwaukee, so give me the home team here.

Final Score Prediction: Nets: 108 | Bucks: 117

Nets vs Bucks Betting Trends

- Brooklyn is 1-5 straight up in its last six games against Milwaukee.
- The total has hit the under in eight of Brooklyn's last 10 games in October.
- Milwaukee is 5-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last six games against Brooklyn.
- The total has hit the under in 11 of Milwaukee's last 14 games.

Nets vs Bucks Best Bet

Not only are the Bucks 5-1 straight up in their last six games against Brooklyn, but they are also 5-1 against the spread (ATS) in that same span. Milwaukee has brought back almost the entire roster from last season and it has allowed them to pick up right where they left off in terms of team chemistry.

The same thing cannot be said about Brooklyn, though. The Nets are still trying to figure out how to utilize Ben Simmons on offense and keep him out of foul trouble on defense. It's a problem that could be exacerbated if he is tasked with guarding Antetokounmpo. The Bucks roll to a comfortable victory.

Bet: Milwaukee Bucks -3.5 (-110)

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