Free NBA Picks Today: Brooklyn Nets vs Milwaukee Bucks 2/28/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Brooklyn Nets vs Milwaukee Bucks 2/28/23
Tue 28th February 2023

The Brooklyn Nets (34-26, 18-11 Home), one of the league’s top shooting teams, host the Milwaukee Bucks (43-17, 17-12 Away) on Tuesday. Milwaukee narrowly defeated the Phoenix Suns 104-101 at Fiserv Forum on Sunday, their 14th win in a row. Jrue Holiday led the way with 33 points.

The Bucks are trailing the Boston Celtics by 0.5 games in the Eastern Conference, currently sitting in second. Brooklyn dropped a close one on Sunday at State Farm Arena, falling to the Atlanta Hawks 129-127. Cameron Johnson had 27 points in defeat, carrying the team.

The Nets are the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference. It’s the last meeting of the season between the teams. Milwaukee and Brooklyn have split their two matchups this season.

The Nets earned the win in the last meeting, beating the Bucks 118-100 at Barclays Center in December 2022. Kevin Durant led the Nets with 24 points, while Nic Claxton added 19 points and five assists.

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 26 points, 13 rebounds, and seven assists in the loss. Antetokounmpo is averaging 31.3 points per game, fourth-highest in the NBA, to lead the Bucks in scoring this season. Antetokounmpo also has grabbed 12.0 rebounds per game, second-most in the NBA.

Meanwhile, Holiday is dishing 7.1 assists. Claxton (12.6 ppg) and Cam Thomas (11.3) have powered the Nets’ offense. Claxton also has averaged 9.0 rebounds per game. Ben Simmons has recorded 5.8 assists per game.

The Nets rank as one of the most accurate teams from the field in the NBA, second-best at 50.0%. The teams have split their last 10 games at Barclays Center (5-5). Milwaukee is pursuing a seventh consecutive road win this season.

In the last 10 games, Milwaukee is 10-0 with an average margin of +10.9 (118.9-108.0). Brooklyn has gone 3-7 over the last 10, allowing 119.7 points per game on average while scoring only 109.9 (-9.8 margin). The Nets are averaging 113.8 ppg for the full season while allowing 112.9.


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Brook Lopez: 29.4 | 22.5 | +6.9
Giannis Antetokounmpo: 32.8 | 48.6 | -15.9
Points per game:
Jrue Holiday: 26.2 | 19.8 | +6.4
Giannis Antetokounmpo: 19.3 | 31.3 | -12.0
Rebounds per game:
Brook Lopez: 8.8 | 6.6 | +2.2
Giannis Antetokounmpo: 8.0 | 12.0 | -4.0


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Cam Thomas: 20.4 | 14.6 | +5.8
Ben Simmons: 9.0 | 18.4 | -9.4
Points per game:
Cam Thomas: 16.8 | 11.3 | +5.5
Nic Claxton: 7.2 | 12.6 | -5.4
Rebounds per game:
Dorian Finney-Smith: 6.2 | 5.0 | +1.2
Ben Simmons: 3.3 | 6.0 | -2.6
Assists per game:
Ben Simmons: 3.0 | 5.8 | -2.8

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Milwaukee Bucks (-250)

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