Bucks vs. Nuggets Prediction
Will the Milwaukee Bucks snap out of their funk tonight when they go on the road to face the Denver Nuggets at 9PM ET?
527 Milwaukee Bucks vs. 528 Denver Nuggets
Monday, March 9, 2020
9PM ET – Pepsi Center
TV – NBA TV
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, the Nuggets are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -5.5 points against the Bucks. The over/under total for the contest is list at 222.5 points. The public betting currently has 61 percent going on the Nuggets as the home favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Bucks struggling without Giannis
Milwaukee is coming off a 140-131 loss at Phoenix last night for a third loss in four games and a fourth failed cover in five games. The Bucks are 53-11 on the season, 25-8 on the road, 36-28 against the spread and 33-30-1 with the under.
The Bucks averages 119 points per game on offense while shooting 47.9 percent from the field, giving them the top offense in the NBA. Defensively, Milwaukee is giving up just 107.3 points per game while opponents shoot just 41.3 percent from the field. Giannis Antetokounmpo remains out right now with a knee injury. He injured himself against the Lakers on Friday. He averages 29.6 points, 13.7 rebounds and 5.8 assists per game. Khris Middleton averages 21.1 points, 6.2 rebounds and 4.1 assists per contest.
Nuggets fall in Cleveland
Denver is coming off a 104-102 loss at Cleveland on Saturday for a third loss in five games. The Nuggets are struggling to cover as well, going just 2-7 against the spread in their last nine games. Denver is now 42-21 on the season, 24-8 at home, 28-31-4 against the spread and 32-30-1 with the under.
The Nuggets are giving up just 107.6 points per game while opponents shoot 46 percent from the field. Denver is averaging 110.6 points per game on offense while shooting 47.1 percent from the floor. Nikola Jokic is leading the team with 20.5 points, 10.2 rebounds and 6.8 assists per game. Jamal Murray averages 18.6 points and 4.8 assists per game.
NBA Betting Trends
The Bucks are 10-4 against the spread in their last 14 games as an underdog and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
The Nuggets are 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games playing on 1 day of rest, but 9-3-2 ATS in their last 14 games following a loss.
The Bucks looked awful last night at Phoenix, giving up 140 points to the Suns without the Greek Freak on the floor. I think the struggles are going to continue tonight. It’s a quick turnaround with travel and the Bucks have struggled on offense for more than a week now. Without Giannis playing, Milwaukee has not shown it is a very good team. Denver has a good defense and the Nuggets have some scoring depth to work with. Denver hasn’t been great as of late, but I think the makeup of this game plays into their hands.
NBA Prediction: Denver Nuggets -5.5