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Bucks vs. Nets Odds Movement: How Sharps Have Bet the Spread for Monday’s NBA Playoffs Game (June 7)

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  • The Brooklyn Nets picked up a seemingly easy win over the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 1, but sharps see a different outcome this time.
  • The line for Bucks vs. Nets opened at Brooklyn -2.5, but big bettors have pushed it to Bucks -1 at some sportsbooks.
  • PJ Walsh breaks down the line movement for Game 2 below.

Bucks vs. Nets NBA Odds

Bucks Odds+1.5
Nets Odds-1.5
Time7:30 p.m. ET

The Milwaukee Bucks will take on the Brooklyn Nets in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference playoff series on Monday night.

Brooklyn defended its home court on Saturday, topping Milwaukee, 115-107, in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

According to live NBA odds, the Nets — even without James Harden — are 1.5-point favorites against the Bucks in tonight's Game 2, but the spread has not always been at this number.

Using The Action Network's PRO betting tools, let's examine what's behind the odds movement we've seen so far for tonight's Bucks vs. Nets NBA playoff matchup.

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Bucks vs. Nets Odds Movement

The Bucks vs. Nets spread opened at Brooklyn -2.5 but has shrunk to a consensus of -1.5.

In fact, some shops, like FanDuel Sportsbook, have already made the move to -1.

So, why is this number on the move? Well, according to Action Labs' Bet Signals, you can thank professional bettors.

At the time of writing, Action Labs has tracked six separate instances of money from respected bettors hitting the Bucks and forcing an adjustment from oddsmakers.

And it's not like wiseguys simply popped Bucks vs. Nets opening odds, then stopped.

The flow of sharp action has been steady over the last 24 hours, including as recently as Monday morning.

Now, could there be Brooklyn buyback be lying in wait and ready to pounce on the Nets at a discount? Absolutely.

But as of late Monday morning, Bucks vs. Nets betting action has been all Milwaukee, and all sharp.

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Nick Sterling
Feb 27, 2024 UTC