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Denver Nuggets vs. Milwaukee Bucks
February 12, 2024
Game one of the doubleheader on NBA TV will feature two of the best teams in the NBA when the Denver Nuggets travel to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to face the Milwaukee Bucks at the Fiserv Forum with the game scheduled to start at 8:00 PM ET on Monday night.
Denver Nuggets Betting Preview
The Denver Nuggets have the 4
best record in the Western Conference at 36-17, however, they are coming off a 106-135 loss on the road against the Sacramento Kings on Friday which also ended their three-game winning streak. The success of the Nuggets this season can be attributed to their defensive play as they are allowing the 6
fewest points per game in the NBA with an average of 110.96 points per game, however, the Nuggets play at a slower pace than the average team in the NBA which also leads them to be one of the lower-scoring teams as they enter this game averaging 114.6 points per game which is below the league average of 115.6 points per game.
Nikola Jokic continues to be one of the best players in the NBA and enters this game tied for 3
in the NBA in rebounds and 4
in assists with 12.2 rebounds and 9 assists per game while also leading the team in scoring and blocks with an average of 26.2 points and 0.96 blocks per game. The Denver Nuggets will look to bounce back following the blowout loss against the Kings when they travel to face the Milwaukee Bucks.
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Preview
The Milwaukee Bucks enter this game with a record of 34-19 which puts them in 3
place in the Eastern Conference following Friday’s 120-84 win at home against the Charlotte Hornets which also ended their three-game losing streak. The Bucks have been one of the highest-scoring teams in the league this season as they are averaging the 2
most points per game with an average of 122.91 points per game. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Damian Lillard have played pivotal roles in the success Milwaukee has had offensively this season as they are combining for an average of 55.7 points and 13.1 assists per game while Giannis Antetokounmpo leads the team in rebounds and steals with an average of 11.3 rebounds and 1.37 steals per game and ranks 3
in the NBA in scoring.
However, because the Bucks play at a quick tempo it leaves them vulnerable defensively as they have been a below-average defense allowing an average of 119.32 points per game which is the 9
most allowed per game this season. The Milwaukee Bucks will look to build off the momentum following the win against the Hornets when they host the Denver Nuggets on Monday night.
Odds and Series Trends
BookMaker has the Denver Nuggets listed as 1-point favorites on the road against the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night. Denver has won six of the last ten including two of the previous three meetings while having covered the spread in seven of the last ten including four straight games in the series. The Denver Nuggets are 22-29-2 ATS overall, 10-17-1 ATS on the road, and 19-25-2 ATS as a favorite this season while the Milwaukee Bucks are 20-32-1 ATS overall, 11-15-1 ATS at home, and 1-5 ATS as an underdog on the year.
Denver enters this game with a better record and has been the better team in the series, winning six of the last ten including the previous three contests. The Nuggets have covered the spread in seven of the last ten including the last four games in the series while also having been the slightly better team at covering the spread this season with a record of 22-29-2 ATS overall while the Bucks are 20-32-1 ATS overall. Lay the point with the Denver Nuggets when they travel to face the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night.
Spooky Express Pick: Denver Nuggets -1
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