Bucks game tonight: Bucks vs. Nets odds, injury report, predictions, TV channel for Oct. 12

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The Milwaukee Bucks have not exactly had the start they were looking for this preseason. The team has looked sloppy for the most part, and they have not been able to muster up a win yet.

They get their final tune-up on Wednesday when they take on the Brooklyn Nets. Both teams are looking to improve upon disappointing endings a season ago and become genuine title contenders.

For Brooklyn, they get back their duo of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving while adding Ben Simmons to their core of star power this season. Milwaukee has taken a different approach and has built the team around their centerpiece Giannis Antetokounmpo and great surrounding role players.

While this may be a preseason game, and it ultimately won’t mean anything when the regular season begins, there will undoubtedly be no shortage of star power on Wednesday night. Here is everything you need to know ahead of the game.

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Brooklyn Nets: Odds, Spread, Over/Under

According to FanDuel Sportsbook, the Bucks are favored by 3 points at home against the Nets. The money lines for the game are set at -150 for Milwaukee and +122 for Brooklyn. The over/under is the highest of any NBA preseason game being played today, at 228. If you have such supreme betting confidence that you take the risk on preseason games, FanDuel is practically daring you to bet on Milwaukee.

Milwaukee Bucks injury report

There’s a long list of day-to-day players on the injury report tonight. Going back to odds, I would bet on most, if not all, of these guys playing on Wednesday night after taking the night off on Tuesday.

The injury report includes Pat Connaughton, Wesley Matthews, Serge Ibaka, George Hill, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Grayson Allen, Brook Lopez, Jrue Holiday, and Giannis Antetokounmpo. Since all of these players are listed as day-to-day, the extensive injury report should be nothing to worry about for Bucks fans.

There’s also Khris Middleton and Joe Ingles, but Ingles will be out for some time into the regular season with a knee injury. Meanwhile, Middleton is likely to miss the start of the regular season despite his day-to-day designation.

Predictions for Milwaukee Bucks vs. Brooklyn Nets

Predicting the preseason will be difficult unless you have a crystal ball that can give you all of the answers.

Based on how many vital contributors sat out of Tuesday night’s first leg of the preseason back-to-back, it’s realistic to expect that most of them will be back to play tonight. As it’ll be the team’s final chance for in-game reps before the regular season begins next Thursday, I’d expect to see the starters and essential role players play significant minutes for a preseason game.

With the team yet to win a preseason game, I’ll say that Milwaukee plays inspired and runs away with this one wanting to go into the regular season on a high note.

Bucks: 124, Nets: 107

How to watch Milwaukee Bucks vs. Brooklyn Nets

The game is nationally televised on ESPN at 6:30 PM CT. For those who enjoy the local broadcast, Bally Sports Wisconsin will broadcast the game at the same time.

How to stream Milwaukee Bucks vs. Brooklyn Nets

You can get a free trial on Bally Sports + if you’re interested in streaming the game or NBA League Pass if you’re out of the market.

*Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.

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