The Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks clash in Game 7 to determine which team will punch its ticket to the Eastern conference finals. The home team has won every game in the series, giving the Nets an edge in this one despite Kyrie Irving being out with an ankle injury.
Which team will cover the spread? Nets -0.5 or Bucks +0.5
This is a pick ‘em game and the home team gets the edge. Three of the six games have been relatively close. There’s no reason to think Game 7 will be any different from those contests.
How many total points will be scored? Over/under 215.5
Only two of the six games have gone over this total, making the under the safer play. Kevin Durant and James Harden are capable of lighting up the scoreboard, but the Bucks have played decent defense in the series.
Which team will reach 30 points first?
Both teams will come out firing, but the Nets have more efficient shooters and should get a boost from the home crowd. Joe Harris could be a big factor in this category. Take the home team here.
Which team will make more 3-pointers?
The Bucks have been terrible shooting threes in the series. Durant and Harden will likely look to attack more often, but are capable to lighting it up from deep as well. Harris will be important here. Brooklyn is the pick here.
Kevin Durant points, rebounds and assists? Over/under 53.5
Even with a player of Durant’s caliber, this is a massive number. Over the last two games, Durant is averaging 40.5 points, 14.0 rebounds and 6.5 assists. As Harden continues to get healthier, he may eat into Durant’s opportunities. Cautiously take the over.
Giannis Antetokounmpo points, rebounds and assists? Over/under 52.5
This is another big number. Antetokounmpo isn’t racking up assists like he usually does, but that’s likely due to the Bucks failing to connect on a lot of shots off his drives. The points and rebounds will be there, but the low assists make this number tough. The under is the safer play.
Which player will make more 3-pointers? Khris Middleton, James Harden or tie
Harden is getting healthier, but Middleton is the lone Bucks player hitting threes at a decent clip. He’s more likely to keep his recent play up and should be the pick here.
Which team will win the 4th quarter?
In what is likely to be a tight game, the team winning the final quarter is probably going to win the game. Durant was in the conversation for the best player in the league after Game 5, but this is the moment for him to prove coming to Brooklyn was the right decision. The same goes for Harden, who engineered a maneuver to the Nets. Take the home team to win this bet.
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