Free NBA Picks Today: Milwaukee Bucks vs Brooklyn Nets 3/9/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Milwaukee Bucks vs Brooklyn Nets 3/9/23
Thu 9th March 2023

The Brooklyn Nets (37-28, 18-16 Away), one of the NBA’s top shooting teams, head to face the Milwaukee Bucks (47-18, 27-6 Home) on Thursday. Brooklyn dominated the Houston Rockets 118-96 at Toyota Center on Tuesday, their third win in a row.

Mikal Bridges had a standout performance with 30 points. The Nets are sixth in the Eastern Conference. Milwaukee triumphed on Tuesday at Amway Center, beating the Orlando Magic 134-123. Brook Lopez led the team in scoring with 26 points.

With 24 points and 11 assists, Khris Middleton also had a strong game. The Bucks are two games ahead of the Boston Celtics atop the Eastern Conference, currently sitting in first. It’s the final meeting of the season between the teams.

Brooklyn will be looking to even the season series after earning the win in only one of the three earlier matchups. Milwaukee won the most recent showdown 118-104 at Barclays Center on February 28. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 33 points and 15 rebounds. Bridges had 31 points in defeat.

Nic Claxton and Cam Thomas, averaging 12.3 and 10.8 points per game, respectively, are leading the Nets in scoring this season. Claxton also has grabbed 9.1 rebounds per game. Meanwhile, Royce O’Neale is dishing 3.8 assists per game. Antetokounmpo (31.2 ppg) has supplied much of the Bucks’ offense.

He has the fourth-best scoring average in the league. Antetokounmpo also has averaged 11.9 rebounds per game, second-most in the league. Jrue Holiday has tallied 7.3 assists per game. Shooting 49.5% from the field, the Nets are one of the NBA’s most accurate field goal shooting teams (3rd).

The Nets have had minimal success at Fiserv Forum in recent seasons, losing eight of the last 10 visits. In the last 10 games, Brooklyn is 4-6 with an average margin of -4.6 (109.1-113.7).

Milwaukee has a 9-1 record over the last 10, scoring 123.2 points per game on average while allowing 111.9 (+11.3 margin). The Bucks are averaging 115.8 ppg for the full season while allowing 111.7.


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Mikal Bridges: 39.0 | 26.7 | +12.3
Cam Thomas: 8.8 | 14.1 | -5.4
Points per game:
Mikal Bridges: 30.6 | 18.6 | +12.0
Cam Thomas: 5.3 | 10.8 | -5.6
Rebounds per game:
Royce O’Neale: 6.2 | 4.9 | +1.3
Assists per game:
Spencer Dinwiddie: 7.6 | 5.5 | +2.1
Royce O’Neale: 2.8 | 3.8 | -1.0


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Jevon Carter: 18.2 | 13.2 | +5.0
Bobby Portis: 14.4 | 25.1 | -10.7
Points per game:
Brook Lopez: 19.6 | 15.1 | +4.5
Bobby Portis: 6.8 | 13.7 | -6.9
Rebounds per game:
Bobby Portis: 6.6 | 9.7 | -3.1
Assists per game:
Jrue Holiday: 9.3 | 7.3 | +2.0

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Milwaukee Bucks -12.5 (-105)

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