Nuggets vs. 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 +6 -- Over/Under: 193.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSWI, ALT
The Milwaukee Bucks and Denver Nuggets square off Tuesday night at the Pepsi Center.
The Milwaukee Bucks look for a win after losing four of their last five games. On the season, the Bucks are averaging 97.9 points on 46.1 percent shooting and are allowing 96.4 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 11.9 points and 6.6 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 11.9 points and two assists. Michael Carter-Williams is dishing five assists and Zaza Pachulia is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting just 4.18 percent from the field in their last five games and have scored 93 or less points in five of their last six games. Even with great defense, the Bucks offense has to pick up the pace a bit. O.J. Mayo is expected to miss this game with a hamstring injury.
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The Denver Nuggets hope to snap a six-game losing streak. On the season, the Nuggets are averaging 99.4 points on 42.6 percent shooting and are allowing 104.2 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Will Barton is averaging 16.6 points and 5.4 rebounds while Ty Lawson is averaging 16.3 points and 9.8 assists. Wilson Chandler is shooting 41.4 percent and Kenneth Faried is grabbing 8.5 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting just 36.2 percent from the field and 28.1 percent from deep in their last five games, numbers that won’t lead to a win in the NBA. The Nuggets have lost 10 straight games when scoring under 100 points. Darrell Arthur is questionable with a knee injury.
The Bucks are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games playing on 2 days rest. The Nuggets are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Central and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest. The Bucks are 3-10-1 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Denver and 8-20-1 ATS in the last 29 meetings overall.
The Bucks haven't had any success ATS when playing the Nuggets dating back to nealry 30 games.When you add in the fact the Bucks are banged up and struggling to put the ball in the hoop, I'll take the points here.