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The NBA season returns tonight with a pair of marquee matchups. The Brooklyn Nets travel to Milwaukee to face the World Champion Bucks in a rematch of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Game odds provided by PointsBet.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Milwaukee Bucks (-1) Total:236
The two teams with the shortest odds to win the East tip off the season tonight in Milwaukee. The Bucks who are +350 to win the East face the Brooklyn Nets who are +100 to win the conference. The Brooklyn Nets season ended last year at the hands of the Milwaukee Bucks after a grueling 7-game series. Even without Kyrie Irving for the time being Brooklyn is the best threat in the East to dethrone Milwaukee.
When the Bucks get their championship rings tonight they go from the hunters to the hunted. With the Larry O’Brien trophy residing in Milwaukee the Bucks will get their opponents best shot on a nightly basis. With that being said the Bucks enter the season with PointsBet second highest projected regular season win Total at 54.5 The highest belongs to their opponents tonight. PointsBet has the Nets regular season win total set at 56.5. [[ad:athena]]
Even after winning the championship the Bucks are still being overlooked in their own conference. The public and oddsmakers still expect the Nets to win it all. The Bucks have already been to the mountaintop. I would not be surprised if they got comfortable up there.
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PointsBet opened up tonight’s game with the Brooklyn Nets as a one point favorite. It was not until last night that that number shifted making the Bucks a single point favorite. Throughout the course of the NBA season you will learn not to trust line movement but for tonight I think the number is going in the right direction. In 10 meetings last season these teams split ATS. The Bucks did have the advantage on the Money Line winning the series 6-4.
When PointsBet first opened up this market the Total jumped out at me. The original Total on this game was 240. That number is way too high for a Nets and Bucks game. Both teams can score but these games are played with a playoff intensity. I would expect no different tonight. In these teams 10 meetings last season the Under was 7-2-1. Not only were Unders cashing but they weren’t even close. The last game these teams played last season the Total closed at 215. I hate that we are not getting the best of the number but this should be an easy cash to the Under.
EDGE: Under 236
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