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Bucks vs. Nets pick against the spread, best player prop for Game 2

We go over some of the best betting options for the NBA second round 2021 NBA playoff matchup between the Milwaukee Bucks and Brooklyn Nets on Monday.

Will Brooklyn cover the spread against Milwaukee in Game 2?

The Brooklyn Nets overcame an early James Harden hamstring injury in Game 1 of their second-round series against the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday and will attempt to go up 2-0 after Game 2 on Monday to kick off the week. Let’s go over the best betting options at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Bucks vs. Nets 7:30 p.m. ET, TNT

Pick ATS: Nets -1.5

It’s surprising to see that this line is so close because Harden has already been ruled out for Game 2, but the Nets proved that they could perform at a high level without their top playmaker over the weekend. Brooklyn managed to win the first three-quarters of Game 1 despite a below-average shooting performance from Kyrie Irving. Poor shooting from Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton was also a factor in Game 1, but the Nets also forced Giannis Antetokounmpo to take 50% of his shots from at least 10 feet away from the basket. Bettors shouldn’t undersell Brooklyn’s ability to funnel Antetokounmpo, and its role-players can team over enough to get another win before heading to Fiserv Forum.

Player Prop: Bryn Forbes over 10.5 points (+110)

Forbes was a disaster in Game 1, but still managed to put up five points. Expect him, and Milwaukee in general, to have a better shooting night. Forbes is averaging 20 minutes per game and could get more run if he starts out hot. He’s averaging 7.6 3-point attempts per contest, so he only needs three or four to hit to provide a payout.

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