The Milwaukee Bucks will welcome the New Jersey Nets to town in an Eastern Conference matchup this afternoon. For up to the minute NBA odds make sure to check out Top Bet sportsbook.
There is no doubting that the Milwaukee Bucks have some talent, but that talent has underachieved at times this season. Milwaukee has just 29 wins on the season and has gone into a slump recently that has dropped them below .500 and basically out of any realistic playoff contention. The Bucks can score with the best of them, scoring just about 100 points per game. Their problem has been on defense where they are giving up about 100 points per game on that end as well.
The New Jersey Nets actually started off the season better than anyone expected, but have certainly come back to Earth since then. They now have a record of 22-41 and are basically playing like the same old Nets. They rank towards the bottom of the league in both points given up and points scored as you may imagine for a team with such a record. They allow almost 100 points per game just as the Bucks do.
The Bucks are just 1-5 against the spread in their last six games, and the Bucks are 1-6 against the spread in their last seven games at home. The New Jersey Nets are 0-5 against the spread in their last five games against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Well, the Bucks are the obvious favorite in this one, but we feel this is a pretty big spread for even the Nets to allow to be covered. We think the Bucks will win the game, but we have confidence that the Nets will continue to play hard and at worst can figure out a way to get a backdoor cover in this one online sportsbooks.