The Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks meet in Game 4 with the opportunity for the home team to level the series 2-2. Jrue Holiday made a late layup in Game 3 to give the Bucks a 86-83 win, but Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving will surely bounce back from a down performance.
Below is a look at a number of predictions ahead of Sunday’s game for the Free $5K DraftKings Pools - Playoff Edition (BKN-MIL).
Which team will cover the spread? Nets -1.5 or Bucks +1.5
Similar to Game 3, expect another close contest in Game 4. The Nets are the better team, but the Bucks know they need this game to have a chance in the series. Brooklyn at -1.5 is the safer pick with Durant and Irving likely to bounce back from Game 3.
How many total points will be scored? Over/under 229.5
Given how Game 3 played out, this line seems almost comical. The first two games went under this total as well. Take the under again in Game 4.
Which team will reach 30 points first?
The Bucks raced out of the gate in Game 3, but expect a more even start in Game 4. The Nets should shoot better from the floor to open this contest. Take Brooklyn to reach 30 points first.
Which players will combine for more points? Kyrie Irving and Bruce Brown or Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday
Brown was the center of attention after Game 3, but he’s not going to break out with a massive game. Middleton and Holiday are more likely to deliver on the scoreboard.
Kevin Durant points, rebounds and assists? Over/under 47.5
Durant combined for 45 points, rebounds and assists in Game 3 despite having a slightly off showing. He’s averaging 43.0 points, rebounds and assists in this series. Take the under, but with caution.
Giannis Antetokounmpo points, rebounds and assists? Over/under 52.5
This number is simply too big despite Antetokounmpo’s talent. He’s averaging 43.6 points, rebounds and assists in this series, well below the 52.5 line. Take the under here as well.
Who will make more 3-pointers? Khris Middleton, Joe Harris or tie
Harris had a rough game, going 1-7 from deep. Middleton was 3-6 in a bounce-back performance. Things should average out in Game 4 and Harris is more likely to win this matchup.
Which team will win the 4th quarter?
This game should be close, but the Nets should perform better down the stretch this time around. They’ve got better closers than Milwaukee and should win the final frame.
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