Denver Nuggets vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 3/9/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Denver Nuggets vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 3/9/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports

Milwaukee Bucks (53-11) at Denver Nuggets (42-21)

NBA Basketball: Monday, March 9, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Pepsi Center)

The Line: Denver Nuggets -2 -- Over/Under:

TV: NBAtv, ALT, FSWI

The Milwaukee Bucks and Denver Nuggets meet Monday in NBA action at the Pepsi Center.

The Milwaukee Bucks need a win after losing three of their last four games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 118.8 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 106.8 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 29.6 points and 13.7 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 20.7 points and 6.3 rebounds. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and Brook Lopez is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 52 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have lost three straight road games.

The Denver Nuggets look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 110.6 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 107.6 points on 46 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 20.5 points and 10.2 rebounds while Jamal Murray is averaging 18.6 points and 4.8 assists. Will Barton is the third double-digit scorer and Paul Millsap is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have won five of their last seven home games.

The Bucks are 6-13-1 ATS in the last 20 meetings in Denver. The over is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in Denver and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

The Milwaukee Bucks are on the end of a back to back after getting smacked by a subpar Phoenix Suns team, and they'll be without Antetokounmpo yet again. The Denver Nuggets aren't the most consistent team in the world, but they win at home by an average go 5.8 points while shooting 48 percent from the field. Denver also isn't a place you usually want to play on the end of a back to back, as the change in altitude can really kill players already dealing with tired legs. With no Antetokounmpo, the Nuggets should get the job done here.

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Randy’s Pick Denver Nuggets -2

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.