Milwaukee Bucks (15-8) at Denver Nuggets (12-10)
NBA Basketball: Monday, February 8, 2021 at 9:30 pm (Ball Arena)
The Line: Denver Nuggets +4 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Milwaukee Bucks and Denver Nuggets meet Monday in NBA action at the Ball Arena.
The Milwaukee Bucks look to build on their four-game winning streak. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 121.2 points on 49.3 percent shooting and allowing 111.3 points on 45 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 27.1 points and 11.2 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 20.4 points and 5.8 assists. Jrue Holiday is the third double-digit scorer and Brook Lopez is dishing 0.6 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 40.1 percent from beyond the arc and 72.7 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 38.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.8 rebounds per game.
The Denver Nuggets need a win after losing three of their last four games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 115.4 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 112.1 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 27.2 points and 11.5 rebounds while Jamal Murray is averaging 19 points and 4.5 assists. Michel Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Monte Morris is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game.
The Bucks are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Monday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Nuggets are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 Monday games. The over is 4-1-1 in Bucks last 6 overall. The over is 43-20-3 in Nuggets last 66 overall. The Bucks are 6-14-1 ATS in the last 21 meetings in Denver and 13-27-1 ATS in the last 41 meetings.
The Denver Nuggets have some injuries to their roster and they continue to be shaky defensively. The Milwaukee Bucks are playing some of their best ball of their season, which includes winning their last five games by an average of 15.8 points while shooting 51.4 percent from the field. I can understand why the Bucks are favored. However, we're getting free points with a contender at home that still its best two players on the court. Hard for me to turn down the Nuggets here.