The Milwaukee Bucks and Brooklyn Nets settle scores in their next NBA regular-season Eastern Conference matchup.
The match is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday, 7 January 2022. The game time by GMT is 00:30 on Saturday, January 8. The match venue is Barclays Center, New York City, New York.
Betting tips and match predictions for the Milwaukee Bucks vs Brooklyn Nets (January 7) game are available in this article. Coming up next is a preview of the latest betting odds, key stats, team news and projected starting lineups.
Bucks vs Nets (January 7) latest odds on betting sites
Milwaukee Bucks moneyline odds are valued at 2.76 (+175 American; 44/25 Fractional), while Brooklyn Nets moneyline odds are valued at 1.53 (-188; 25/47). This equals approximate probabilities of 36% against 64%, respectively.
- Over 229.5 points: 1.98 (-102; 50/51)
- Under 229.5 points: 1.98 (-102; 50/51)
- Bucks +4.5: 1.96 (-104; 25/26)
- Nets -4.5: 1.96 (-104; 25/26)
Bucks vs Nets (January 7) match preview and stats
Milwaukee Bucks are third in the Eastern Conference standings on 25-15, 25 wins, 15 losses and a .625 Win%. The Bucks are 13-7 at home, 12-8 away, 6-4 in the last 10 games and on a two-game losing streak. They lost 111-117 to Toronto Raptors in their last game.
Milwaukee won the first half (both quarters), in the second half, they lost the third quarter by 13 points, this lead saw the Raptor through in the fourth quarter. Khris Middleton led the Bucks with 25 points on 9-of-16 shooting, six rebounds, four assists, one steal and two blocks. Jade Nwora followed up with 17 points, six rebounds, two assists and a steal. Jrue Holiday chipped in 15 points, eight rebounds, 12 assists, one steal and three blocks.
Off the bench, DeMarcus Cousins chipped in 15 points, 10 rebounds, three steals and a block. Bobby Portis added 11 points, six rebounds, a steal and a block. Wesley Matthews added nine points, three rebounds, one assist and one steal. Off the bench, Sandro Mamukelashvili had 10 points, five rebounds, two steals and a block, while Rodney Hood had nine points, one rebound and two assists.
Team statistics: 38/85 (44.5%) field goals, 17/39 (43.6%) 3 pointers, 18/26 (69.2%) free throws, 22 assists, 45 total rebounds, 10 steals, eight blocks, 17 turnovers, 18 fouls.
Milwaukee Bucks team news: George Hill, Pat Connaughton, Grayson Allen, Donte DiVincenzo, Brook Lopez and Jrue Holiday are sidelined for this game.
Brooklyn Nets are second in the Eastern Conference standings on 24-12, 24 wins, 12 losses and a .667 Win%. The Nets are 10-9 at home, 14-3 away and 6-4 in their last 10 games. They beat Indiana Pacers 129-121 in their last match.
Q1 (32-37), Q2 (28-36), Q3 (34-28), Q4 (35-20), TOT (129-121). Kevin Durant led the Nets with 39 points on 15-of-24 shooting, eight rebounds, seven assists and a steal. Kyrie Irving on his comeback dropped 22 points on 9-of-17 shooting, three rebounds, four assists, three steals and a block. James Harden followed up with 18 points, five rebounds, six assists and a steal. Nic Claxton added 12 points, five rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block.
David Duke Jr. had two points, three rebounds, an assist and a steal. Off the bench, LaMarcus Aldridge chipped in 13 points with three rebounds, DeAndre’ Bembry had 12 points, five rebounds, one assist, two steals and two blocks, Patty Mills scored six points, two rebounds, five assists and two steals, while James Johnson had five points and three rebounds.
Team statistics: 49/86 (57.0%) field goals, 5/21 (23.8%) 3 pointers, 26/29 (89.7%) free throws, 28 assists, 38 total rebounds, 13 steals, four blocks, 11 turnovers, 20 fouls.
Brooklyn Nets team news: Joe Harris and Kyrie Irving are unavailable for this game.
Bucks vs Nets H2H
Milwaukee Bucks beat Brooklyn Nets 104-127 in their first meeting this season.
Bucks vs Nets (January 7) key players and lineups
Milwaukee Bucks projected starting lineup:
- Point guard: Patty Mills
- Shooting guard: Jade Nwora
- Small forward: Khris Middleton
- Power forward: Giannis Antetokounmpo
- Center: Bobby Portis
The key player to watch out for is Khris Middleton. He dropped 25 points, six rebounds, four assists, two blocks and one steal against the Raptors in their last game. Middleton is averaging 18.5 points per game, 5.3 rebounds per game and 4.9 assists per game this season.
Brooklyn Nets projected starting lineup:
- Point guard: James Harden
- Shooting guard: Patty Mills
- Small forward: Kevin Durant
- Power forward: DeAndre’ Bembry
- Center: Nic Claxton
Kevin Durant is the key player to watch out for. He was the leader in their last game, against the Indiana Pacers, scoring most points, most rebounds and most assists. Durant had 39 points on 15-of-24 shooting, eight rebounds, seven assists and a steal in the game. This season, KD is averaging 30.0 points per game, 7.7 rebounds per game and 5.7 assists per game.
Bucks vs Nets (January 7) betting tips and prediction
The Milwaukee Bucks are on a two-game losing streak. Thankfully, Giannis will be returning in the lineup against the Nets. this season, the bucks are 12-8 away, 12 wins and eight losses in 20 away games. The Brooklyn Nets bounced back with a win against the Pacers in their last game. Kyrie’s comeback helped them win as he dropped 22 points, provided four assists, made three rebounds and three steals. The Nets are 10-9 at home, 10 wins and nine losses in 19 home games. Their first meeting this season was back in October, the Bucks won 127-104. The prediction is Brooklyn Nets to win and over 225.5 points
Betting prediction: Brooklyn Nets to win
Odds: 1.53 (-188 American; 25/47 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Over 225.5 points
Odds: 1.64 (-156 American; 25/39 Fractional)