Denver Nuggets vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 3/3/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Bucks (32-27) at Denver Nuggets (20-39)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Denver Nuggets +5.5 -- Over/Under: 193.5 See the Latest Odds
The Milwaukee Bucks take a trip to the Pepsi Center to battle the Denver Nuggets tonight.
The Milwaukee Bucks have lost four of their last five overall and will be looking to avoid a fifth straight road loss after falling to the Jazz by 82-75 on Saturday. Khris Middleton scored a team-high 18 points while Michael Carter-Williams added 16 points, but for the most part, the Bucks looked really sloppy on offense, turning the ball over 23 times while shooting just 39.2 percent from the field. On the season, the Bucks have averaged 97.9 points per game but have averaged just 79.7 points while shooting 37.2 percent over the last three of its four-game road losing streak.
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Meanwhile, the Denver Nuggets have lost six straight and 16 of their last 18 overall. On Sunday, Danilo Gallinari led the way with 21 points, Randy Foye added 19 points while Will Barton added 16 points off the bench, but with the scores level heading into the fourth quarter, the Nuggets failed to get stops against the Pelicans who dominated the 34-27 fourth quarter to run away with the 99-92 win. With the loss, Denver drops to 20-39 on the season and 12-18 at home where they haven't won a game since Jan. 14.
In ATS trends, the Bucks are 1-6 ATS in their last seven games overall and 0-4 ATS in their last four road games, while the Nuggets are 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 games overall and 7-19 ATS in their last 26 games following a loss.
Head to head, the Bucks are 8-20-1 ATS in the last 29 meetings overall and 3-10-1 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Denver.
The Nuggets have hardly been a reliable to bet on this season, but looking at the ATS trends, it looks like the Nuggets have had the better of the Bucks in recent seasons so I'm going to reluctantly take the Nuggets at home with the points in this one.