Nuggets vs. Bucks Prediction
The Denver Nuggets and the Milwaukee Bucks are a pair of teams full of promise that are enjoying some successes in the first quarter of the regular season. Can host Milwaukee finish off the season sweep of Denver tonight when the two squads meet for the second time this month?
Monday, November 19, 2018
Fiserv Arena at 8:05PM ET
TV: FSWIS (MIL)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Bucks are a 5.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under sits at 229 points. As of Monday morning, 70 percent of public bets are pouring in on host Milwaukee. Check out our NBA Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Nuggets upended by Pelicans
Denver lost for the fifth time in six games Saturday night with a 125-115 defeat at New Orleans. Gary Harris paced the Nuggets (10-6) with 24 points on 9-of-16 shooting including 6-of-9 from 3-point range. He added five rebounds and four assists. Nikola Jokic contributed a team-best 25 points with 10 rebounds and eight assists. Juan Hernangomez tallied 20 points, 11 rebounds and two assists. Monte Morris had 13 points, five assists and three rebounds off the bench. Jamal Murray added 11 points, six dimes and two caroms. Denver trailed by three at halftime and was outscored 28-21 in the third quarter.
Bucks rally past Bulls
Milwaukee used a huge second half to dismiss visiting Chicago Saturday night by a count of 123-104. Eric Bledsoe led the way for the Bucks (11-4) with 25 points on 10-of-13 shooting including 3-of-5 from 3-point range. He also contributed six assists, four rebounds and three steals. Giannis Antetokounmpo registered 23 points, 13 boards, four assists and three blocked shots. Khris Middleton had 23 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists and two steals. Brook Lopez had 14 points, five rebounds and two blocks. Malcolm Brogdon added 13 points, four rebounds and three assists. After trailing big at halftime, Milwaukee outscored the Bulls 78-41 in the second half.
NBA Betting Trends
The Nuggets are 0-4 ATS in their last four games after scoring 100 or more points in their previous game. Deiver is 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings in Milwaukee.
The over is 4-1 in the last five meetings. The Bucks are 7-1-1 ATS in their last nine home games.
Denver has struggled lately, but has the talent to turn it around and win any game on its schedule. That much was apparent last month when the Nuggets toppled a Warriors team at full strength. Revenge will be on the mind of Denver here and I think they at least cover the spread tonight with a decent shot at winning outright. Milwaukee isn't going to get away with another awful start like it had two nights ago.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: DENVER NUGGETS +5.5